Friday, August 23, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Stadium-XI humble Nav Bal Niketan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 22
In a one-sided match, Stadium-XI defeated Nav Bal Niketan Model Middle School team by eight wickets in the inaugural match of St Kabir Trophy (under-12) being played at Sector 16 Cricket Stadium here today, according to a press note of the UT Cricket Association.

Stadium-XI won the toss and opted to first in the 20-over-a-side match (match was reduced to 20 overs due to overnight rain). Nav Bal Niketan batsmen were in deep trouble from the beginning as they lost three wickets for nine runs in seven overs. Rajbir (8) opened the innings for his team and held the fort at one end but scoring was a daunting task against good spin bowling attack from both ends.

Nav Bal Niketan were bowled out for 32 runs in 19.5 overs.

Chasing the modest total, Stadium-XI achieved the target in 7.5 overs, losing two wickets. Stadium-XI collected four points from this win in the league round.

Tomorrow, Stadium-XI will face St Stephen’s High School at 8.30 am, while St Kabir High School will play against St John’s High School at 1.30 pm at the same venue.

Brief scores: Nav Bal Niketan: 32 all out in 19.5 overs (Rajbir Singh 8; Hintash 2 for 12, Akshit 2 for 0) Stadium-XI: 33 for 2 in 7.5 overs (Jarnail Singh 9; Mohit Gupta 1 for 10).

Table tennis meet

The Manav Mangal Open Table Tennis Tournament is set to start on Friday at the table tennis hall, Sector 23, here from 9 am. The tournament is being organised by Manav Mangal High School, Sector 21-C and Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula. The prizes will be sponsored by Lions Club, Chandigarh.

The tournament will have four categories, cadet boys and girls (u-12); sub-junior boys and girls (u-14); junior boys and girls (u-17); men and women. In all categories, only singles event will be played.

More than 300 players from Chandigarh, Panchkula, SAS Mohali, Patiala, Amritsar, Sangrur, Jalandhar and Jammu are participating in the tournament. Pankaj Sharma, a former Punjab champion from Jalandhar, and Vikram Aditya, a senior national player from Amritsar, have confirmed their participation in the tournament. Vineet Chopra, an international player from Chandigarh, and Ajay Sharma, a former Jammu and Kashmir champion, will also participate in the tournament.

Besides these Dheeraj Arora, Vikas Sharma, Shikha Sharma, and Gurvinder Kaur will also fight for the honours. More than 800 matches will be played in three days.

The tournament will conclude on August 25.

Cricket tourney

The opening match of the first inter-media/institutional/Bank employees cricket tournament organised by the Gallant Cricket at cricket ground, Sector 5, Panchkula, will be played between Dainik Bhaskar and Indian Express on Saturday at 8 am, according to a press note of the club.

Players like Ajay Ratra, Arun Sharma, Amarjit Kaypee, Harminder Kakku, Bharat Bhushan, M.S. Sodhi, Kamal Thakur, Vijay Mathur, Narinder Kwatra, Daniel Banerjee, Ajay Banerjee, Vkirant Gupta, Preet Mohan, Ravinder Nain, Amarjit Kumar, Antar Atam Singh, Varinder Chopra, Ravinder Verma, Madan Lal, S.M.S. Chauhan, Deepinder Singh Chhabra, N.K. Sodhi, Ajay Sharma, Ram Pal Raghav, Kulwinder Singh, Rajesh Arora, Satish Chaudhary, Manu Bhardwaj, Rajinder Gata, Om Parkash, etc. will participate in this tournament.

The schedule: Saturday — Dainik Bhaskar vs Indian Express, 8 am; CITCO vs Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation, 12.30 pm; Sunday — Canara Bank vs Harmukh Club (regd), 8 am, The Tribune vs Amar Ujala,12.30 pm. 

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