Nishanth bowls Vepery to victory

Nishanth Muthu Krishnan (5/28) came up with a superb spell as Vepery Cricket Club edged Netaji Cricket Club by one wicket in a TNCA Fifth Division ‘A’ contest here.
Nishanth Muthu Krishnan
Nishanth Muthu Krishnan


Right-arm off-spinner Nishanth spun a web around Netaji, scalping five to dismiss it for a mere 122 in 39.3 overs. The victor did not have it easy during the chase. Vepery got past the finish line only in 45.1 overs, at the expense of nine wickets. In other matches, LJ Mukund (5/63) and S Manikandan (5/40) bagged five-wicket hauls for St Mary’s Cricket Club and Friends XI respectively.

Brief scores: V-DIVISION ‘A’: Gems CC 261 for 6 in 50 overs (S Prasanna 75, B Shiva 51, R Sandeep Kumar 45, LJ Mukund 5/63) beat St Mary’s CC 258 for 8 in 50 overs (R Mukundan 52, S Yugesh 40, LJ Mukund 31);

Netaji CC 122 all-out in 39.3 overs (R Velayuthan 32, Nishanth Muthu Krishnan 5/28) lost to Vepery CC 125 for 9 in 45.1 overs (P Gokul Krishnamoorthy 3/40);

Friends XI 105 all-out in 27.3 overs (A Edwin Arasan 30, M Ganesh 4/39) lost to Chennai P&T Audit RC 106 for 8 in 35.4 overs (S Manikandan 5/40).

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