All-round Keerthi spurs BWSSBEA

A fine all-round performance from Keerthi set up BWSSB Employee Association’s massive 209-run victory over South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru in the quarterfinals of the KSCA Group II, Division III tournament here.

Batting first, BWSSB EA piled up a strong total of 292 all out in 39.2 overs largely on the back of a 148 from Keerthi. RD Venkatesh also contributed to the team’s total with a half-century (81). Girish B was the most successful bowler for SWR with figures of four for 61.

In response, SWR were bundled out for a lowly 83 in 14.4 overs. Keerthi once again did the damage, bagging five for 31.   

Brief scores (All quarterfinals): BWSSB Employees Association: 292 all out in 39.2 overs (Keerthi 148, RD Venkatesh 81; Girish B 4-61, Amjad 2-46) bt South Western Railway (SWR), Mysuru: 83 all out in 14.4 overs (Shashidhar 27; Naveen 3-43, Keerthi 5-31, Mohit 2-8).

Railway Institute, Krishnarajpuram: 195 all out in 41.4 overs (Vinay S 69; Avnish 3-35, Amit 2-30, Neeraj 2-20) bt Air Force Yelahanka: 172 all out in 37 overs (Raveesh 55; Rajesh 3-33, Sanjay K 2-32, Govinda 2-33).

Continental Automative Cricket Club: 217 all out in 50 overs (Shreyas 55, Gaurav 35, Rathan 52; Suraj Singh 3-45, Manjunath 3-34) lt to BEML Rail Coach Sports Club: 214 + 20 runs penalty (2 overs short), 234/9 in 50 overs (Venu Madhav 27, Mahesh 42; Shreyas 2-42, Rathan 4-36).

ITI Sports Club: 187 all out in 35.5 overs (Kemparaju V Gowda 54, Himadri 68; Skanda 4-34, Rohith 3-40, Parameshwar 3-36) bt Air India Spo­rts Club (2): 118 all out in 30.5 overs (Kaushik 43, Skanda 46; Krishna 2-28, Himadri 2-33, Kemparaju V Gowda 2-28, Akshay K Bharadwaj 2-29).

All winners promoted to Division II

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