CAL win Subhash memorial cricket final

Cricket Association Lucknow (CAL) defeated Varanasi Cricket Association by 50 runs in the final to bag the top honours in 15th All India Subhash Memorial Cricket Tournament which came to a close at Sonebhadra on Sunday.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:March 9, 2009 3:15 am

Cricket Association Lucknow (CAL) defeated Varanasi Cricket Association by 50 runs in the final to bag the top honours in 15th All India Subhash Memorial Cricket Tournament which came to a close at Sonebhadra on Sunday.

The match was brought down to a 37 overs-a-side affair due to late start. Choosing to bat first after winning the toss,CAL scored 197 runs losing four wickets in the given 37 overs.

Saurabh Dubey (55),Subodh Srivastava (48) and Chetan Sachdeva (43 not out) were the main run-getters.

While Saurabh’s 55 came off 62 balls which featured four boundaries and a six,Subodh scored 48 runs in a matter of 50 balls which included four boundaries and a six.

Chetan scored unbeaten 43 runs off 49 balls which included three well-timed hits to the fence. Mritunjay Tripathi,Kumar Raj,Vimal Gautam and Vikas Yadav claimed apiece each.

In reply,Varanasi Cricket Association was bowled out at a total of 147 runs in 33 overs. Galib Ansari with 44 was the top run-getter.

M Javed and Manish Yadav took three wickets each while Gagandeep Singh took two wickets. Dipendra Pandey claimed one wicket.

BRIEF SCORE:– CAL: 197 for four in 37overs (Saurabh Dubey 55; Ramanpal Singh 29,Subodh Srivastava 48,Chetan Sachdeva 43 not out; Mritunjay Tripathi 1 for 32,Kumar Raj 1 for 22,Vimal Gautam 1 for 36,Vikas Yadav 1 for 21);

Varanasi Cricket Association: 147 all out in 33 overs (Galib Ansari 44,Abhinav Verma 16,Sanjeev Pandey 21,Irfan Ahmed 17,Kumar Raj 20; M Javed 3 for 19,Manish Yadav 3 for 31,Gagandeep Singh 2 for 29,Dipendra Pandey 1 for 42). Man-of-the-match: Saurabh Dubey (CAL).

KN Kapoor cricket

THE team of CAL seniors defeated LVCA XI by four wickets in their day’s match of the KN Kapoor Memorial Cricket Tournament played at DAV College grounds,here.

Brief Scores:

LVCA: 100 all out in 19.3 overs ( Anurag Srivastava 25,R Ahuja 28,Piyush Kusumwal 15; Abhay Singh 4 for 10,Yogendra Seth 3 for 19,Parvezullah 1 for 18);

CAL seniors: 101 for six in 17.6 overs ( Yusuf Ali Khan 49 not out; M Ayub 3 for 14,Piyush Kusumwal 2 for 16,Vinod Singh 1 for 20).

Press XI triumph

COMBINED Press XI registered a six wicket victory against VLCC in their league match of the Corporate Cup cricket tournament at the Northern Railway Stadium here on Sunday.

Asked to bat first,VLCC scored 204 runs losing four wickets in the given 25 overs,thanks to impressive batting performances by Abbas Raza (94) and SR Mazumdar (49 not out). Deepak Taneja took two wickets.

In reply,Combined Press XI was able to attain the set mark in 22.3 overs with six wickets to spare. Nishant Bhardwaj (81not out) and HS Sahani (76) batted responsibly for the team to ensure the convincing win for the team.

Brief Scores:

VLCC: 204 for 4 in 25 overs (Abbas Raza 94,SR Mazumdar 49 not out,M Noor 24,Ajesh Jaiswal 18; Deepak Taneja 2 for 41,Mazhar Naqvi 1 for 22,Rajeev Anand 1 for 29);

Combined Press XI: 207 for four in 22.3 overs (Nishant Bhardwaj 81 not out,HS Sahani 76,SM Arshad 30; Abbas Raza 2 for 33,RS Pawar 1 for 35).

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