Mumbai: Teenager Shravan Mhatre produced a strong batting performance smashing 169 runs which lifted United Cricket Club to a huge 189-run win against Shahpur Spencer Challenge Shield CC in a Group-D section match of the MCA Dr. H.D. Kanga knockout cricket tournament 2022, and played at the United Cricketers ground, Cross Maidan.
After deciding to bat first, United CC bolstered by 16-year-old Shravan’s towering knock, which came from 119-balls, and included 20 boundaries and 3 sixes, amassed a huge total of 304 runs all out in 44.1 overs. Shahpur Spencer’s bowler Siraj Khan claimed 4 wickets for 33 runs. Shahpur Spencer batters failed to put up a fight and their innings collapsed for 115 runs all out in 29.3 overs.
Meanwhile, Royal Cricket Club riding on the centuries from Bhawesh Pawar 132 runs and Suyash Gheghde 110 runs piled up a huge total of 398 for 8 wickets in 45 overs. Mandar Garude added 51 runs while Vijay Patil 3 for 66 was Daiwadnya’s only successful bowler. In reply, Daiwadnya CC was dismissed for 121 runs in 23 overs. Royal CC all-rounder Mandar Garude claimed 5 for 45 runs to complete Royal’s win by 277 runs.
In another one-sided match, Catholic Gymkhana registered an 8-wicket win against Chembur Gymkhana. Batting first, Chembur Gymkhana innings folded at 105 all out in 22.3 overs. In reponse, Catholic Gymkhana lost 2 wickets in reaching 107 in just 12 overs. Anant Malwankar was the top-scorer with an unbeaten 64 runs to see Catholic Gymkhana reach home.
In another match, the combined efforts of Sandeep Shinde who claimed 5 wickets for 25 runs and Narendra Ambavkar unbeaten knock of 64 runs guided Jolly Friends CC to a 9-wicket victory against Thane SC at the Karnatak SA ground, Cross Maidan.
Brief scores – Group-D: Chembur Gymkhana 105 all out, 22.3 overs (Raj Gill 49 not out) lost to Catholic Gymkhana 107 for 2 wickets, 12 overs (Anant Malwankar 64 not out). Result: Catholic Gymkhana won by 8 wickets.
Sporting Union Club 128 all out, 30.5 overs lost to Anushakti Nagar S & RC 129 for 6 wickets, 26.2 overs (Darshan Adarkar 35, Dhruv Satam 32). Result: Anushakti Nagar won by 4 wickets.
Bombay Union SC 197 for 9 wickets, 45 overs (Pratik Jadhav 43, Sangram Shirke 42) beat Friends CC 175 all out, 42.2 overs (Manan Bhatt 46, Palash Pawar 31). Result: Bombay Union SC won by 22 runs.
Young Social CC 241 for 4 wickets, 45 overs (Suraj Kadwadkar 60, Nilay Daga 56 not out, Rutvik Pednekar 42, Malhar Mane 40) beat Challengers CC 81 all out, 23.2 overs (Sahil Purohit 6/23). Result: Young Social CC won by 160 runs.
Gomantak Daivadnya CC 87 all out, 28.3 overs (Aryan Dalal 4/14, Kewal Sawant 4/31) lost to Prabodhan Goregaon 89 for 4 wickets, 18 overs. Result: Prabodhan Goregaon won by 6 wickets.
Royal CC 398 for 8 wickets,45 overs (Bhawesh Pawar 132, Suyash Gheghde 110, Mandar Garude 51, Vijay Patil 3/66) beat Daiwadnya CC 121 all out, 23 overs (Mandar Garude 5/45). Result: Royal CC won by 277 runs.
Muslim SC 89 all out, in 21.3 overs (Rohil Jadhav 4/36) lost to Sportsfield CC 90 for 1 wicket, 15.5 overs (Roshan Kanojia 52 not out). Result: Sportsfield CC won by 9 wickets.
Thane SC 112 all out, 29.3 overs (Sandeep Shinde 5/25) lost to Jolly Friends CC 113 for 1 wicket, 20.4 overs (Narendra Ambavkar 64 not out). Result: Jolly Friends CC won by 9 wickets.
United CC 304 all out, 44.1 overs (Shravan Mhatre 169 119-balls, 20x4s, 3x6s); Siraj Khan 4/33) beat Shahpur Spencer Challenge Shield 115 all out, 29.3 overs. Result: United CC won by 189 runs.