All-round efforts by Vineet Singh (70 runs; 1 for 15) and an unbeaten 64 run knock by Shashank Simon went a long way as St Ann’s Cricket Academy defeated Lucknow Cricket Foundation by 88 runs in their knock-out stage match of the First Games Promotion Cricket Trophy at LDA Stadium here on Friday. While opener Vineet’s 70 came off 85 balls which featured eight boundaries,Shashank’s unbeaten 64 resulted off 42 balls which included seven hits to the fence and two lofty sixes.
Brief Scores: St Anns Cricket Academy: 219 for two in 35 overs ( Vineet Singh 70,Shashank Simon 64 not out,Ankur Dixit 39,Dominic 22 not out; Uzair 2 for 39);
Lucknow Cricket Foundation: 131 for nine in 30 overs ( Mohit Pathak 44,Furshan 25,Gaurav Gupta 23; Prashant Sharma 3 for 20,Dominic 2 for 11,Ashish 2 for 34,Vineet Singh 1 for 15,M Danish 1 for 33).
LDA Coaching Centre (LDACC) registered a 26-run victory against LCA Vikas Nagar in their pre-quarterfinal match of the Shri Ram Swaroop Memorial Cricket Tournament at Ram Swaroop grounds here on Friday.
Brief Scores: LDACC: 145 for eight in 34 overs ( Akshdeep Nath 26,Rachit Kapil 25,Faizan Ahmed 18,Shubhankar Singh 11 not out,Alok Verma 10; Dharmendra Yadav 3 for 24,Dhawal Pandey 2 or 39,Rajan Mishra 1 for 22,Karan Raj 1 for 31);
LCA Vikas Nagar: 119 all out in 30.2 overs ( Hasan Sardar 29,Deepak 26,Vaibhav Kumar 19,Sunil Maurya 15; Faizan Ahmed 2 for 19,Manjeet Kumar 2 for 20,Shivam Verma 2 for 25,Alok Verma 1 for 7).
SIX of the eight groups had clear qualifiers to the next stage of the Pre J & K Snooker Tournament in progress here. Two groups ended with three way ties. In Group H,young cueist Anuj Mahajan entangled two veterans Dr Saurabh Sonkar and Pawan Lakhani in a web that he spun through his brilliant cueing to emerge triumphant. In another tie,Shitij Thakural managed to beat talented Shobhit Pandey. Senior players Sudhanshu Lal,Abhishek Singh,Vikas Sharma and Sanjay Chandani moved into the knock-out stage with good ease.
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