Friday, November 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Air India fly past ONGC in Shastri Hockey
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 28
Air India scored a narrow 2-1 victory against Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey Tournament at Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

Air India forged ahead in the fourth minute when former international Anil Aldrin converted a penalty corner. ONGC restored parity in the 35th minute when Gurpreet Singh scored off a penalty corner. However, Anil Aldrin yet again proved to be Air India’s saviour as he converted a penalty corner, two minutes into the second half, to earn the match winner. Aldrin was adjudged the best player of the match.

Bangladesh XI and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were locked in a 2-2 draw. The Bangladesh team, comprising the national junior players, led by 2-0 at half time.

Jahidul Islam and Maksud Alam were the marksmen. In the second half, CRPF mounted pressure and scored two goals through Prabhakar Singh and V Hemran to draw the match.

Bangladesh captain Md Musa Mia was adjudged the best player of the match.

Indian Airlines Corporation edged past Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.2-1 in the third match. Indian captain Dilip Tirkey scored both the goals for Airlines in the sixth and 38th minutes. Len Aiyappa slotted in the consolation goal for Bharat Petroleum.

Dilip Tirkey was adjudged the man of the match. Friday’s fixtures: Air India vs CRPF (10 a m); Indian Airlines vs SAI Centre (11.30 a m); BPCL vs CISF (1.15 p m); ONGC vs Bangladesh XI (3 p m)—Shivaji Stadium.



Sarthak and Anusha emerge best skaters
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 28
Sarthak Ghosh and Anusha Sahney emerged as the best skaters in the Delhi State Roller Skating Championship held at Talkatora Skating Rink.

Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS) annexed the roller hockey title in the senior boys category, beating T S Academy, while in the senior girls section Talkatora Rink lifted the title, beating GHPS. Doon School finished third.

Hansraj School beat Talkatora Rink to annex the sub-junior boys roller hockey title. Ryan School took the third place. In the junior section, Doon School beat Ryan School. Kuwardeep Singh emerged winner in artistic skating in the under-nine boys category while Pranav raced to victory in the 9-12 years category.

Following are the results of speed skating: Boys (2 to 4 years): Sudesh. 4-6 years: Lakshit. 6-8 years: Sarthak Ghosh. 8-10 years: Karandeep Singh. 10-12 years: Utkarshit Roy. 12-14 years: Gurveen Singh. 14-16 years:Vipul Ralli.

Above 16 years: Nitin Duggal. Girls: 2-4 years: Anuva Kapoor. 4-6 years: Sanya Gulati. 6-8 years: Kavya. 8-10 years: Ravina Chowhan. 10-12 years: Anusha Sahney/Ishita Wadia. 12-14 years: Harjapji Kaur. 14-16 years: Harbani Malik. Above 16 years: Lavleen Kaur.



Hansraj Model School beat St Martin
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, November 28
A fine all-round display by Sahil Arora (33 and 4 for 9) and a dashing unbeaten knock of 40, studded with seven fours, helped Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh, beat St Martin School, Paschim Vihar, by 10 wickets and entered the semi-final of the second Ganga International Under-17 Schools Cricket Tournament at the Ganga School ground.

Scores: St Martin School: 118 all out in 24.5 overs (Anirodh Podar 29, Amit 25, Sahil Arora 4 for 9, Neeraj 2 for 11, Sachin Rathi 2 for 21). Hansraj School, Punjabi Bagh: 119 for no loss in 14.4 overs (Sahil Arora 33 no, Neeraj Bansal 40 no).

Efunds beat GE Capital

Efunds beat GE Capital by 36 runs in the sixth D. G. Phadkar Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. Scores: Efunds: 129 all out in 24.5 overs (Rishi 27, 4x4; Sanjay Joshi 20, Vinod 3 for 29). GE Capital: 93 all out in 24 overs (Rivesh 26, 2x4; Sanjay Joshi 4 for 16, Amit Kapoor 2 for 21). Sanjay Joshi was adjudged the man of the match.

Maruti Udyog down IBM

Maruti Udyog defeated IBM India by four wickets in a league match of the second Eventus Cup Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground.

Scores IBM India: 148 all out in 24.2 overs (Sunil Kapoor 41, J P Singh 24, Suresh A 4 for 22, Rakesh Kumar 2 for 11). Maruti Udyog: 151 for 6 wickets in 21 overs (Rajneesh Kumar 58, 4x5; Sanjay Kumar 36, Sunil Kapoor 2 for 28). Suresh A was adjudged the man of the match.

FCS Software edge past HCL

FCS Software Ltd edged past HCL Technologies by three runs in a league match of the first Luminous Cup Cricket Tournament played at the Saket Sports Complex ground. Scores: FCS Software Ltd.: 121 for eight wickets in 21 overs (Himanshu Khurana 41, 4x6; Rajeev Trehan 30, Laxmi Narain 3 for 23, V A Murlidhar 3 for 26).

HCL Technologies: 118 for 9 in 21 overs (Aditya Kishore 39, Pranab Bhalla 4 for 18, K K Arora 2 for 26). Pranab Bhalla was adjudged the man of the match.



Sunny Kumar stars in Friends’ title victory

New Delhi: A remarkable all-round performance by Sunny Kumar, who scored an unbeaten 30 and claimed two wickets for 17 runs, and deadly bowling of 3 for 18 by Mohd Naved, helped Young Friends Club beat Vaisya Public School, Rohtak, by 19 runs to annex the St Giri Under-13 Cricket Tournament at the St Giri School ground, Rohini, Sector 3. Anil Sharma was adjudged the man of the match.

Dhruv Shorey and Sandeep Kumar were declared the best batsman and best bowler, respectively, while the man of the series award went to Jayant Yadav. The awards were presented by former Karnataka captain Shashi Kant. Scores: 103 all out in 22.1 overs (Sunny Singh 30 no, Jayant Yadav 29, Anil Sharma 4 for 32, Sunil Kumar 2 for 9).

VPS, Rohtak: 84 all out in 20.3 overs (Anil Sharma 28, Deepak Garg 21, Mohd. Naved 3 for 18, Sunny Singh 2 for 17).

Richa Export move up

Richa Export beat New Holland by seven wickets in a league match of the first Turf Sports Management Corporate Cup Cricket Tournament at the Jamia Milia ground. I Singh, who claimed 3 for 13, was adjudged the man of the match. Scores: New Holland: 82 all out in 19.5 overs Sanjay Sharma 23, I Singh 4 for 19, Rakesh Kumar 3 for 13).

Richa Export: 83 for 3 in 16.3 overs (Krishan Soni 28, S Kohli 24, Adil Ahmad 3 for 21). OSR



Salwan, New Era annex volleyball titles

New Delhi: Salwans Girls School beat Bhai Joga Singh 25-12, 25-9, 25-17 and New Era Public School beat Hill Grove Public School 25-12,20-25, 25-19, 18-25, 15-11 in the boys final of the sixth Salwan School Volleyball Tournament at the Salwan School court on Thursday. Jaspreet Singh of New Era and Nirjla of Salwan were adjudged the best players. Mrs Raj Salwan, who was the chief guest, the Principal of Salwan Boys School, Mr R. S. Dabas, and the Principal of Salwan Girls School, Mrs A Sharma, gave away the prizes.

Aravali Polo win in Hari Singh Cup

Aravali Polo beat Army by 11 goals to seven in a league match of the Habonas Maharaja Hari Singh Memorial Cup (14 goals) Polo Tournament at the Jaipur polo ground.

Uday Kalan scored seven goals, Fabio Lavina two and K V Singh and Karan Thapar one goal each for Aravali. For Army, J S Virk scored three goals, Ravi Rathore two and Tarun Sirohi and Atul Gupta one each.

ASC beat Naguar by three goals to two in the Baria Cup (four goals) at the Army Equestrian Centre Polo ground. G S Pandhar (2) and S K Yadav were the scorers for ASC. Bhawani Singh Kalvi and Ravi Rathore scored one goal each for the losers.

Friday’s fixtures: R V C vs Chandimandir in Baria Cup semi-final; 10 a m—Jaipur Polo Ground. OSR



World Junior Chess in Goa

New Delhi: The picturesque resort in Goa, Cidade De Goa, will host the World Junior Chess Championship from December 8 to 21. The secretary-general of the All-India Chess Federation, Mr P. T. Ummer Koya, said India possessed many talented players to emerge as the top chess-playing nation in the world.

The president of the Goa Chess Association, Mr Ashish Keni, said the tournament would cost around Rs 1.5 crore out of which the Goa Government would sanction around Rs 50 lakh.

Mr Ummer Koya, who is also the vice-president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), said chess in India was surviving without sponsorship support and the game was in fact throbbing with activity in the country. OSR


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