All-round Gowtham spurs Swastic Union CC to victory

A fine all-round show from Gowtham K helped Swastic Union Cricket Club garner three points from their drawn game against Malleswaram Gymkhana in the KSCA Group I, Division I league tournament for the Sir Mirza Ismail Shield.

Swastic Union, who batted first, posted a decent 364 all out in 64 overs. Gowtham top-scored with a quick-fire 134 that came off just 94 balls, in an innings studded with 10 fours and nine sixes. Arshdeep Singh Brar was the other major contributor as he scored a well made 125 off 130 balls.

Mohammed Sadiq claimed five for 128 for Gymkhana.

Gowtham and Arshdeep continued to impress with ball as well as they stifled Malleswaram to 310 for nine, with figures of five for 127 and three for 25 respectively.

Liyan Khan made a patient 131 from 208 balls.

The match ended in a draw when Swastic Union were 65/4 in their second hit.  Brief scores: Swastic Union Cricket Club (2): 364 all out in 64 overs (Arshdeep Singh Brar 125, NP Bhareth 40, Gowtham K 134; Ram Sarikh 3-56, Vikash Kumar Sinha 2-45, Mohammed Sadiq 5-128) and 65/4 in 15.1 overs drew Malleswaram Gymkhana: 310/9 in 87.3 overs (Sagar 29, Nihal FS 29, Liyan Khan 131, Sadiq Kirmani 51, Shivayogi 31; Gowtham K 5-127, Arshdeep Singh Brar 3-25). Swastic Union Cricket Club (2): 3 points; Malleswaram Gymkhana: 1 point.

Vultures CC: 195 all out in 52.1 overs (Prateeksh R 25, Sujith N Gowda 40, Anirudhha Joshi 53; Manoj Acharya 3-32, Rajat Hegde 3-31) and 66/0 in 18 overs (Prateeksh R 28 n.o., Nithin Bhille 37n.o.) drew Social Cricketers: 316/6 in 90 overs (Rohan Kadam 66, Bharath Chipli 38, Vyshak V 109 n.o., Ritesh Bhatkal 59 n.o.; Raj Atul Gala 2-61) Social Cricketers: 3; Vultures CC: 1.

Swastic Union CC (1): 400/5 in 90 overs (Samarth R 30, KV Siddharth 161, Naveen MG 38, Abrar Kazi 130) drew The Bangalore Cricketers: 198 all out in 69.2 overs (RM Karthik 35, Akshay CK 42, Koushik V 31; Sinan Abdul Khader 2-51, Samarth R 5-37). Swastic Union CC (1): 3; The Bangalore Cricketers: 1.

Mount Joy CC: 263 all out in 72.5 overs (Sharath BR 35, Praveen 80, Risahbh Singh 37 n.o.; Suresh H Karani 6-46) drew Jawahar SC(1): 192 all out in 79.2 overs (Jayesh Babu 33, Karthik 61; Prasidh M 4-29, Deepak Chougule 2-35, Anil IG 2-44). Mount Joy CC: 3; Jawahar SC (1): 1.

Bangalore Occasionals: 361/7 in 90 overs (Kayan Abbas 25, Sharath Srinivas 87, KN Bharath 63, Abdul Majid 71, Abhishek Reddy 29; Punith M 2-37, Shashi Shekar 3-63) drew Bangalore United CC(1): 266/9 in 90 overs (Aman Raj 27, KC Avinash 34, Prithvi Varadarajan 83 n.o.; Anand 2-44, Prashanth S 3-75, Akshay Chenniga 3-43). Bangalore Occasionals: 3; Bangalore United CC (1): 1.

Jawans Cricket Club: 282 all out in 62.3 overs (Md Taha 40, Dikshanshu Negi 39, Dinesh Borwankar 55, David Mathias 40, Nishant Singh Shekhawat 36, Prateek Jain 34 n.o.; Naveen B 6-103) and 37/0 in 6 overs drew Friends Union Cricket Club (1): 270 all out in 89 overs (Chiranjeevi GS 80, Mithun Bhat 45, Akhil 40, Kunal Sanghvi 37; Bhavesh Gulechha 3-51, Naveen Kumar P 4-40). Jawans Cricket Club: 3; Friends Union Cricket Club (1): 1.

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