Tuesday, June 3, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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UPCA down Yeti Airlines in Hari Ram Cricket
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New Delhi, June 2
Left-arm spinner Sanjay Pandey and off-spinner Lalit Verma produced devastating bowling performances and Dipankar Malviya scored an electrifying unbeaten 84 to guide Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) to a nine-wicket victory against Yeti Airlines, Nepal in the Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal Memorial Day-Night Cricket Carnival at the Karnail Singh Stadium.

Electing to bat, Yeti Airlines got off to a vibrant start when openers Prashant Malviya (67) and Mehboobn Alam (64) put on 112 runs. They looked pretty comfortable when they were 146 for four. And then the spinners struck, claiming six wickets by giving away only nine runs.

Eventually, the Nepal team folded up for 155 in 26.3 overs.

UPCA found the target set by Nepal an easy one, and helped by the breezy knock of 84, studded with eleven fours and seven sixes, by Dipankr Malviya, the UP team raced to victory in 20.1 overs. Parminder Singh struck an unbeaten 59 to hasten Nepal’s exit.

Dipankar Malviya was declared the man of the match while Mehbood Alam got the best batsman award. Sanjay Pandey was named the best bowler.

Mr Prem Chand Garodia, vice-president of the tournament committee, distributed the prizes.

Scores: Yeti Airlines: 155 all out in 26.3 overs (Prashant Malviya 67, Mehboob Alam 64, Sanjay Pandey 4 for 17, Lalit Verma 3 for 23).

UPCA: 158 for 1 in 20.2 overs (Dipankar Malviya 84 n o, Parminder Singh 59, Mehbood Alam 1 for 29).

Tuesday’s fixture: UPCA vs HB Cricket Club; 5 pm.


ONGC sail into Raghubir Singh Cricket final
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New Delhi, June 2
A swashbuckling century by Ajay Jadeja (101, 78b, 8x4, 6x6) helped Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) beat Sonnet Club by 93 runs and entered the final of the 27th Lala Raghubir Singh Cricket Tournament at the Modern School ground, Barakhamba Road.

Jadeja was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: ONGC: 294 for 5 in 40 overs (Ajay Jadeja 101 n o, Sunil Joshi 53 n o, Sandeep Sharma 51, Gagan Khoda 33, Manoj Mudgal 21, Amit Sharma 20, Deepak Joon 2 for 41, Suhail Sharma 2 for 49).

Sonnet: 201 all out in 39.5 overs (Mayank Sidana 58, Salil Oberoi 32, Kshitij Rohatgi 26 n o, Rajeev Rathore 4 for 25, Sunil Joshi 3 for 36, Rahul Sanghvi 2 for 44, Amit Sharma 1 for 20).

ONGC will take on the winners of the second semi-final between Rajdhani Sports and Collage Group in the final on June 5.

Onant Jaysingh hits century

A fine century by Onant Jaysingh and all-round display by Pratik Vadera (78 and 5 for 11) helped Sarojini Nagar Gymkhana beat St Columba’s School by 337 runs in the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Vikaspuri ground.

Scores: Sarojini Nagar: 286 for 8 in 40 overs (Onant Singh 102, Prateek Vadera 78, Rahul Yadav 102, Prateek Vadera 78, Rahul Yadav 51, Neeraj Bansal 50, Satyam 3 for 79, Prasant 2 for 32).

St. Columba’s School: 49 in 14.3 overs (Prateek 5 for 11, Gaurav Jangda 3 for 19).



Gyan Bharati Cricket Tournament for juniors
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New Delhi, June 2
The Gyan Bharti South Delhi Cricket Academy will organise cricket tournaments for under-13 and under-15 boys on a two-day format in a bid to improve cricket at the grass-root level.

Former Test cricketer Gursharan Singh said the matches will be played according to Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) rules. He said eight leading academies and clubs will participate in the tournaments.

Gursharan said the under-13 Tournament will start from June 6 on the Gyan Bharati School ground at Saket. He said there will be special prizes for the boys who score a century or take five wickets in an innings. The tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis. All the matches will be of two-day duration. Details can be had on phone 32031751.

DSJA beat Aggarwal XI

A breezy unbeaten century by G S Vivek helped Delhi Sports Journalists Association (DSJA) beat Lala Hari Ram Aggarwal XI in the annual cricket match played for the Ramesh Chand Trophy.

Aggarwal XI scored 154 with Gajender Solanki (37 n o), Ankush Aggarwal (19) and Manish Sharma (22), contributing the bulk of the runs. Parkhar Mishra, Suresh Kaushik and Adesh Gupta claimed two wickets each for journalists. DSJA scored the required runs for victory losing just two wickets. Vivek scored an unbeaten century off 54 balls while Rajesh Roy made 22.


Malviya Club crush Health Ministry 
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New Delhi, June 2
Malviya Club trounced Ministry of Health by 280 runs in the DDCA Hot Weather Cricket Torunament on the Jamia Milia ground.

Scores: Malviya Club: 349 for 8 in 40 overs (Satender Yadav 90, T Anand 77, Bhuvnesh Sharma 60, Anuj Bhardwaj 40, Rajiv Rathore 31, V Shriniwas 2 for 46).

Ministry of Health: 69 all out in 19.1 overs (Satish Kumar 18,Paramjeet Sehrawat 5 for 23, Anuj Bhardwaj 2 for 16).

Administration beat Three Star Club

Delhi Administration beat Three Star Club by seven wickets on the Central Secretariat ground. Scores: Three Star: 141 all out in 35 overs (Rajesh Rana 36, Manuj Pal Singh 4 for 15, Anand Singh 4 for 23). Delhi Admn: 143 for 3 in 28.3 overs (Ombir Singh 44 n o, Rajender Bhardwaj 33).

RCN trounced by Bright Club

Bright Club beat RCN by seven wickets at the Harbaksh Singh Stadium. Scores: RCN: 174 in 39 overs (Ankit 46, Firasat 44, Tulsi 18, Sanjiv 35 for 3, Nischal 23 for 2). Bright Club: 175 for 3 in 27.1 overs (Nischal Gaur 104 n o, Sidharth 37, Nishant 30 n o, Rajesh 24 for 1).



Sumit Dogra Academy enter quarter-final
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New Delhi, June 2
Deadly bowling by Aditya Mahajan (4 for 8) and Kapil Chohan (3 for 14) and an unbeaten 41 by Balwinder Singh helped Sumit Dogra Academy beat Lovely Public School by eight wickets and entered the quarter-final of the Peacock Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the Gargi College ground.

Scores: Lovley Public School: 61 all out in 28.3 overs (Sobhit Jhaju 23, Aditya 4 for 8, Kapil 3 for 14).

Sumit Dogra Academy: 62 for 2 in 22.1 overs (Balwinder Singh 41, Rahul Gupta 2 for 15).

In another match, the devastating bowling performances of Parteek (4 for 18) and Vinod (3 for 5) helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana beat Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan by four wickets.

Scores: Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan: 72 all out in 26.3 overs (Gourav Bisht 31, Parteek 4 for 18, Vinod 3 for 5).

Rohtak Road Gymkhana: 73 for 4 in 22.3 (Parnav Kumar 30, Vishal Yadav 28, Utsav 2 for 18, Hitesh 2 for 8).


Sachin hits ton in Scindia Cricket

New Delhi, June 2
Sachin Rana cracked a fine century (117,10x4, 5x6) to enable R P Academy beat Delhi Eaglets by one run in the first Madhavrao Scindia Memorial Cricket Tournament on the Andrewsganj Senior Secondary School ground. Sachin Rana was adjudged the man of the match.

Scores: R P Academy: 209 for 9 in 25 overs (Sachin Rana 117, Tarun Dutta 32, Raman Sachdev 3 for 39).

Delhi Eaglet: 208 all out in 25 overs (Saurabh Malik 53, Udat Bhatia 32, Sachin Rana 2 for 23, Ajay Verma 3 for 40).

South Delhi Club beat Patel Nagar Gymkhana

An all-round display by Narender Bhandari (65 and 3 for 24) and a deadly bowling of 4 for 29 by Tejpal Singh helped South Delhi Club beat Patel Nagar Gymkhana by 48 runs.

Scores: South Delhi Club: 226 for 9 in 30 overs (Narender Bhandari 65, Sunil Kumar 62, Laxmi Kant 60, Daulat Ram 3 for 26, Rajesh Kumar 3 for 34, Sandeep Kumar 3 for 22). Patel Nagar Gymkhana: 178 all out in 21.3 overs (Sandeep Kumar 45, Kamal Kumar 36, Narender Bhandari 3 for 24,Tejpal Singh 4 for 29). OSR


Zakir Hussain beat Oriental Bank

New Delhi, June 2
Zakir Hussain College defeated Oriental Bank of Commerce 2-1 in the DSA Institutional Football League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Monday. Ravinder Mohan

put Zakir Hussain in the lead while Dharminder Khorala equalised for the Bank. Sanjay Negi netted the match-winner for Zakir Hussain in the 34th minute.

In another match, Customs and Excise beat Indian Airlines 2-0. Saibal Roy and S Majumdar were the goal-scorers. Tuesday’s fixture: Central Secretariat vs FCI (Hq) (4 p m); Delhi Admn vs IGPEL (5 p m)—Ambedkar Stadium. OSR


Haryana team for netball championship

Sonepat, June 2
A 12-member team of Haryana has been selected to participate in the Ninth Sub-junior National Netball Championship to be held at Chandigarh form June 4 to 8.

Amandeep of Sports School, Nidani, and Rakesh of Faridabad have been declared the captain and vice-captain, respectively.

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