Shashank spurs Engrades CC into semifinal

 Shashank shone with both bat and ball as Engrades Cricket Club eased past Dooravani Cricketers by 82 runs in the quarterfinals of the KSCA Group I, Division V league-cum-knockout tournament for the JB Mallaradhya Shield here.

In what turned out to be a low scoring affair, Shashank top scored with 52 while Chirag Belliappa chipped in with 41 as Engrades posted 228 for eight in 50 overs. For Dooravani, Rohit AK (3/44) and Sudhindra (2/8) did well with the ball.

Chasing a modest total, Dooravani were shot out for 147 in 38.5 overs as Shashank bagged 3 for 27 to give his side a spot in the semifinals.

Brief scores: Engrades Cricket Club: 228/8 in 50 overs (Gaurav 31, Shashank 52, Chirag Belliappa 41; Rohit AK 3-44, Sudheendra 2-8) bt Dooravani Cricketers (2): 147 all out in 38.5 overs (Sudheendra 32, Abinash 32; Shashank 3-27, Satish 2-32).

Bangalore United Cricket Club (2): 169 all out in 40.5 overs (Krishna S 49; Kiran Kumar BM 4-35, Srinivas M 3-23) lt to Bharath Cricket Club: 172/8 in 23.1 overs (Yuvraj M 69; Sulaiman 2-62, Abhay 4-36).

Sirurpark Sports Club: 218 all out in 46.5 overs (Anish John 84, Vinodh C 35, Ranjith NS 33; Rajesh Nair 4-48, Isthiaque 2-42) lt to Palar Sports Club: 224/5 in 41 overs (Ajay Sainis 52, Ajay Bayana 72 n.o., Rajesh Nair 38; Anish John 2-46).

Coles Cricket Club: 254/9 in 50 overs (Ibrahim 43, Yashas 48, Dilip K 33; Hemanth 3-38, Prashant 3-43, Ashwin 2-34) bt Kengeri Cricketers: 258/9 in 50 overs (Prashanth 39, Vinay C 58, Sachin 38, Rajkumar 32; Sharath 2-45).

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