Govind Sodani led a solid WISCI bowling performance to give them a comfortable win over Metro Indians in a rain-shortened game

SCORECARD The Texmoda JCA league games on Sunday saw three games being played and involved both the division leaders. WISCI Wanderers extended their big lead at the top of Division 1 with a facile win over Metro Indians in their rain-reduced game. The WISCI bowling attack was in top form as they kept chipping away at the Metro Indians batting. …

Vimal Nair maintains a cool head to ensure Challengers CC can savour a sweet Pongal win over their Tamil brethren Metro Indians

SCORECARD Challengers CC, chasing their first win off the season, took on their Tamil Nadu cousins, Metro Indians in a T20 clash at Cibubur. Metro Indians, who were without their star player Kiruba, seemed to be in a suicidal running form as six of their batsmen were out not being able to make it back to the crease in time. …

Tripathi & Ramesh help TKCC Royals upset Metro Indians in a rain-shortened T20 game at Cibubur

Click for Scorecard Metro Indians took on TKCC Royals in the first of two T20 games of the week at Cibubur and their strong top order once again did a fine job as Kirubasankar with yet another Fifty, anchored partnerships with Sakthi & Dhanasekaran. However, once Swaroop Chavan got rid of the dangerous Kiruba, the others couldn’t accelerate well enough …

Kirubasankar shines once again in Metro Indians’ comfortable win over Senayan CC in their T20 game on Sunday

Click for Scorecard After being put in to bat, Senayan CC kept the scoreboard ticking, but in the process ended up losing way too many wickets and were staring down the barrel at 86 for 7 after 15 overs. A fine rear-guard fightback by the Kapadia brothers, however ensured that Senayan reached 142, a competitive total. Sakthi Narayanan, Kirubasankar & …

Kirubasankar celebrates last season’s MVP win by cracking a superb 134 to single-handedly take Metro Indians to a hard-fought win

Meanwhile, the MVP of last season, Kirubasankar CR, celebrated his award, by cracking a superb ton to almost single-handedly lead Metro Indians to a fighting win over Jakarta Barbarians. In a herculean effort, Kiruba batted for almost 35 overs as he shouldered his team’s innings, scoring 134 out of a team score of 213. Vivek Nair & Mohib Hussaini were …

Prabhukaliraj continues his fine batting form to help Metro Indians lord over WPP India XI to win their 35 overs game

Click for Scorecard WPP India XI must have rued putting Metro Indians in to bat, when the openers Prabhukaliraj, who is enjoying a fine vein of form, and Ajay Mishra piled on 72 for the first wicket. Gaurang Kapadia, then led the fight-back for WPP as he took 3 wickets to create a wobble, but Murali & Sakthi played well …

Ajay Mishra’s anchoring knock & Aditya Khurana’s superb spell give Metro Indians a dominating win over Emerio CC

Click for Scorecard In the only Division 1 game of the weekend, Metro Indians thrashed Emerio CC by 67 runs in their T20 game. After being put into bat, Ajay Mishra & Prabhukaliraj batted brilliantly to notch up a 90 runs stand for the 1st wicket in just 10 overs. The loss of a few wickets including Ajay retiring hurt, …

Rahul Pagad’s amazing, post-marriage form continues as he guides WPP India XI to their first win of the Season

Click for Scorecard Three comfortable wins kick-started the Texmoda JCA League 2017-18, where 16 teams will be facing off against each other across 2 divisions. Metro Indians were rocked early after they won the toss and decided to bat first versus WPP India XI in the sole Division 1 game of the weekend. The decision to have Kirubasankar open the …

The Dabangg duo of Ranjan Shankar & Chander Pandey shine once again to take Challengers CC to a close win over Metro Indians in the Texmoda JCA Champions Cup playoffs

Challengers CC were looking to continue their dream, unbeaten run as they took on Metro Indians in the Madras Derby at GMIS grounds. After being put in to bat, a superb 121 run partnership in just 18 overs by the prolific duo of Ranjan Shankar & Chander Pandey put Challengers CC in the driving seat. Vimal Nair & Satinder Minhas …

Two tight overs by Dhanasekaran & Sakthi help Metro Indians steal an improbable victory from a suicidal WPP India XI

Click for Scorecard WPP India XI self-destructed in the last couple of overs of the game to hand Metro Indians a last ball win in their T20 game. Electing to bat first, Kirubasankar, once again anchored the Metro innings with some help from Dhanasekar. But, WPP India XI fought back really well through Anish Param & Gaurang Kapadia. However some …

Kirubasankar’s patient ton and 5 wicket hauls by both Rakhita & Murali Govindasamy gives Metro Indians a huge win over Yadavas Senayan CC in their 35 overs clash on Tuesday

Yadavas Senayan CC needed to win their next game against Metro Indians to go back on top of Division 1, but Kirubasankar had other ideas. His patient ton, where he virtually carried his bat and some good support from Murali gave Metro Indians a strong score of 218 in 35 overs. The tall Rakhita then rattled the Senayan CC top …

Sabu Joy with great support from Sakthi Narayanan help Metro Indians comfortably beat Menara CC in 35 overs game

The introduction of Sabu Joy ripped out a big hole in the Menara CC batting after their openers had kept away the opening bowlers. In one of the best bowling spells seen in the league this year, Sabu Joy took 4 wickets in 5 overs for just 6 runs. He also affected a run out to single handedly have Menara …

Naveen Jindal’s all-round performance helps PHM Jaguar CC beat Metro Indians in a very close game at Cibubur

The PHM Jaguar CC batting finally clicked with all the batsmen contributing to take their side to a good score of 202 in their 35 overs. Naveen Jindal topscored with 38 while Bhagat Singh Londhe was the pick of the Metro Indian bowlers. In reply, when Rehan Ghaffar got rid of the dangerous Kirubasankar, the Jaguars would have hoped for …

Skipper Prabhu, Dhanasekar & Ajay Mishra the main contributors of an all-round team performance by Metro Indians to beat Jakarta Barbarians in a closely fought game

The other 35 over game of the week was a close affair with Metro Indians prevailing over Jakarta Barbarians by 4 wickets. Ben Burgess was once again, the main contributor as his 74 runs along with some help from Tim Gutsell, took the Jakarta Barbarians to a competitive score. Dhanasekar, Venkatesh Rajendran & Sabu Joy were the best bowlers for …

Little master Rajeev Rajeswaran’s rich vein of batting form coupled with Big Dave’s penetrative bowling help WISCI come up trumps against Metro Indians

Rajeev Rajeswaran continued his rich vein of form as he, with early support from Darma Arta & a late blitz from Suhail Modak took WISCI to a huge 179 in their 20 overs. The game was virtually sealed, when big Dave Holme accounted for the big guns Prabhu & Kiruba early. Deepak Singh’s 3 wicket haul closed it out as …

Kirubasankar & Prabhukaliraj blast Metro Indians CC to a big 8 wicket win over PHM Jaguar CC in their T20 game

A blistering performance by Metro Indians saw them comfortably thrash PHM Jaguar CC by 8 wickets & 5 overs to spare in their T20 game. Riaz Hyder (44) & Shabbir Hussain (25) put on a good partnership for the Jaguars after Sakthi Narayanan (3/27) had broken through the top order, but the spin bowling of Anthony John (3/16) triggered a …

Sabu Joy & Sakthi Narayanan with support from Kiruba steer Metro Indians to a win over Jakarta Barbarians CC

Jakarta Barbarians were faced with a familiar batting situation after they had opted to bat first versus Metro Indians CC, when their two consistent batsmen Ben Burgess (32) & Jon Baker (32) didn’t get much support from the other batters and were bowled out for 113. Sabu Joy (313) & Kirubasankar (2/17) were the pick of the Metro Indian bowlers. …

Iron man Gaurav Tiwari bludgeons the season’s first ton to take WISCI Wanderers to a big win over Metro Indians

A full-strength WISCI Wanderers chose to bat first against the recently promoted Metro Indians in the 35 over encounter at the Cibubur Ground. Some wayward bowling (26 wides) and a Gaurav Tiwari blitzkrieg (120 of just 73 balls) saw WISCI get off to a flyer. When Govind Sodani (21) got out, the score was a healthy 60 of just 8 …