Thanks to opener Altamesh Khan’s fine knock of 85, MCC ‘A’ overpowered Mane Cricket Academy by 10 runs for their second win in the MCC Under-19 Super League Cricket League tie, played at Oval Maidan here on Friday.
MCC ‘A’: 216-8: (Altamesh Khan 85, Vedprakash Jaiswal 59; Rohit Kamble 3-46, Prithvik Pandit 2-43) bt Mane Cricket Academy: 200 all out in 39.3 overs (Om Keshkamat 49, Shashwat Jagtap 45, Prithvik Pandit 33) by 16 runs. M0M: Altamesh Khan.
Kharat, Bhatt shine
Strong contenders Bandra’s IES New English, thanks to deadly bowling by Shubham Kharat (5-24) and Manan Bhatt (3-4) defeated Hansraj Morarjee Public by eight wickets to storm into the quarterfinals of the B Khichadia-Khar Gymkhana Suburban Schools Under-16 Cricket Tournament here on Friday. After dismissing Hansraj Morarjee for 84, the IES English boys chased down the target with eight wickets in hand.
On a day when ball dominated the bat in almost all the pre-quarterfinals, Borivali’s Swami Viveknand, who the other claimed bagged the Giles Shield for boys under-14, thrashed Jamnabai Narsee by nine wickets, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour downed Rustomjee International by eight wickets and Parle Tilak packed off Dhirubhai Ambani by identical margin.
Pre-quarters: Jamnabai Narsee: 86 (V Varad 5-22) lost to Swami Vivekanand Int. (Borivali) 88-1 (Angkrish R *50) by nine wkts. Gokuldham, Goregaon: 274 (R Thakur 69, M Parab 45; S Salgavkar 4-29) bt Don Bosco, Borivali: 94 (K Jain 6-15, V Kadam 3-17) by 180 runs. Rustomjee Int., Dahisar: 109 (V Patel 35; A Agle 4-25) lost to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour 110-2 by eight wkts. Parle Tilak, Marathi: 128 (V Ahire 48) bt St. Joseph, Malad: 44.