B D Narayankar
PUNE: A well-scripted century by Rahul Gaikwad helped Janata Cooperative Bank (JCB) beat rivals MT Cricket Club by 45 runs in the Poona District Cricket Association (PDCA) Summer League Tournament here on Tuesday.
In other round of league matches, teams like Cricketers Club, HB Group, Pune Muncipal Corporation (PMC), Muslim Bank and Modern Sports registered comfortable wins against their rivals.
Batting first, JCB scored 235 runs losing eight wickets. Apart from Rahul Gaikwad’s century, useful runs also flowed from Manish Singnani’s willow scoring 75 runs.
For MT Club, Sahil Govikar and Ashwin Despande took three and two wickets each.
In reply, MT Club could not reach the target falling 45 runs short when they scored 173 runs losing eight wickets.
SCORES: Janata Cooperative Bank 235 for 8 (Rahul Gaikwad 105, Rohit Govikar 3 for 38) bt MT Club 173 for 8 (Waseem Sheikh 3 for 40); The Cricketers Club 173 for 6 (Hemant Kamble 83, Somnath Kalbote 2 for 19) bt Gymkhana Stars 138 for 9 (Nikhil Bhise 4 for 19)