Shreyas spurs Swastic to win

Shreyas spurs Swastic to win

Youngster's all-round show sets up 7-wicket win

Shreyas Gopal produced an all-round performance to propel Swastic Union Cricket Club (1) to a seven-wicket win over Friends Union Cricket Club (1) in the KSCA Group I, Division I cricket league for the Sir Mirza Ismail Shield here.

Batting first, Stallin Hoover’s 41, Chiranjeevi’s 45 and Vinay N Sagar’s 40 not out helped Friends Union CC (1) post 179 in 39.5 overs. Shreyas claimed a five-wicket haul (5/41) for Swastic Union CC (1). He was backed well by Abrar Kazi (2/22).

In response, R Samarth (66) and Shreyas (51) struck a half-century each as Swastic Union CC (1) declared on 211 for nine in 53.2 overs, ensuring a lead of 32 runs in the process. Naveen B with figures 7/49 was the best performer for Friends Union CC (1). Stalin also took two wickets (2/22).

In their second essay, Friends Union made 193 in 64.2 overs, with Akhil B (58) and Naveen Balachandra (50) scoring a half-centuries as they set a 161-run target. Shreyas again came to the fore, bagging four wickets (4/76) this time while Akshay (3/33) and Abrar Kazi (3/43) took three wickets apiece. Samarth hit a quickfire 84 not out as Swastic Union overhauled the target in 20.3 overs.


Brief scores: Friends Union CC (1): 179 all out in 39.5 overs (Stallin Hoover 41, Chiranjeevi GS 45, Vinay N Sagar 40 n.o.; Abrar Kazi 2-22, Shreyas Gopal 5-41) and 193 all out in 64.2 overs (Akhil B 58, Nav­een Balachandra 50; SL Akshay 3-33, Abrar Kazi 3-43, Shreyas Gopal 4-76) lt to Swastic Union Cricket Club (1): 211/9 decl in 53.2 overs (Samarth R 66, Siddharth KV 30, Shreyas Gopal 51; Naveen B 7-49) and 162/3 in 20.5 overs (Samarth R 84 n.o., Naveen MG 30, CM Gautam 39; Kunal Sanghvi 2-17). Swastic Union CC (1): 5 points; Friends Union CC (1): -1 point.

Vultures Cricket Club: 173 all out in 58.3 overs (Nitin Bhille 34; Prasidh M 2-45, Anil IG 4-45) and 196/3 in 45 overs (Prateeksh 100 n.o., Anirudha A Joshi 55 n.o.; Aditya Somanna 2-33) drew with Mount Joy CC: 252 all out in 62.5 overs (Manjesh Reddy 47, Cheluvaraj 116; Pavan Deshpande 6-66). Mount Joy CC: 3; Vultures CC: 1.

Jawans CC: 226/5 decl in 63 overs (May­ank Agarwal 101 n.o., Nishant Singh Shekhawat 44; Ram Sarikh 3-36) drew with Malleswaram Gymkhana: 27/3 in 12.3 overs (Prateek Jain 2/9). Jawans CC: 2; Malleswaram Gymkhana: 2.

The Bangalore Cricketers: 183 all out in 58 overs (Asit Kumar 59, Akshay CK 46; Darshan Machaiah BP 2-44, Shashi Shekar 5-43) and 87/5 in 35 overs (Akshay CK 30 n.o.; KP Appanna 2-14) drew with Bangalore United CC (1): 293/6 in 90 overs (KC Avinash 58, Prithvi Varadarajan 85 n.o., Zeeshan Ali Sayyed 90; Koushik V 3-44). Bangalore United CC (1): 3; The Bangalore Cricketers: 1.

Social Cricketers: 236 all out in 77 overs (Suraj Sampath 42, Rakshith 45, Sunil Kumar Jain 65; Gowtham K 4-81) drew with Swastic Union CC (2): 336/5 in 80 overs (Nishith Raj 182, KB Pawan 65, Nidish M 43; Kishore Kamath 2-70, Desmond Anthony 2-40). Swastic Union CC (2): 3; Social Cricketers: 1.

Bangalore Occasionals: 237 all out in 62.2 overs (Abhishek Reddy 43, Mir Kaunain Abbas 61; J Suchith 5-83) and 61/2 in 14.1 overs drew with Jawahar SC (1): 227 all out in 84.2 overs (GM Rishab 42, J Suchith 56, KS Devaiah 25 n.o.; Nikith S 3-42, Avinash D 2-43, Naga Bharath 3-40). Bangalore Occasionals: 3; Jawahar SC (1): 1.
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