Tuesday, December 31, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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Delhi hold N Rly
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
Delhi came from two goals in the red to hold Northern Railway 2-2 in the opening quarter-final league match of the Shivaji Hockey Tournament for the Dhyan Chand Cup at the Shivaji Stadium on Monday.

Northern Railway led by two goals at half time, struck home by Rajiv Panchal in the 15th minute and Rajiv Mishra in the 31st minute. Delhi XI swung into action in the second half to reduce the margin through Deepak in the 48th minute and then Kumer Singh pulled off the equaliser in the 65th minute when he converted a penalty corner.

In a qualifying match, Central Reserve Police Force defeated Sikh Regimental Centre 2-0. Mukesh scored both the goals, one in each half.

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vikram Verma inaugurated the tournament. New Delhi Municipal Corporation vice-chairman Ram Bhaj presided over the function.

Tuesday’s match: Tamilnadu XI vs CRPF (3 pm)—Shivaji Stadium.



R P Academy beat Gyan Bharti 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
R P Cricket Academy beat Gyan Bharti South Delhi Coaching Centre by 13 runs in a Group A league match of the second Mata Durga Devi Memorial Under-12 Cricket Tournament held at the Bharat National Public School ground.

Scores: R P Academy: 174 for 8 in 30 overs (Vaibhav Rawal 51, Rahul Bolini 45, Pawan Negi 18, Ankul 4 for 19, Abhilash Malik 2 for 19).

Gyan Bharti South Delhi Coaching Centre: 161 all out in 30 overs (Vidhur Sethi 45, Vinayak Lal 29, Mukul Dagar 3 for 24, Vaibhav Rawal 1 for 65).

Bharat National Cricket Academy defeated DLF Cricket Academy, Shahibabad by 158 runs in a Group B League match. Sahil Kher of Bharat National Academy was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Scores: Bharat National Academy: 235 for 9 in 30 overs (Sahil Kher 63, Samarath Singh 36, Gourav Bhatia 28, Sagar Kohli 3 for 25, Abhishek 2 for 31, Vinayak Gupta 2 for 41).

DLF Cricket Academy: 77 all out in 24.1 overs (Mayank Gupta 18, Saurabh Nischal 3 for 11, Sidharth Malhotra 3 for 25, Rahul Pandey 2 for 8).

Delhi Colts beat Patel Nagar

Delhi Colts beat Patel Nagar by 12 runs in an A-II Division League match of the DDCA League at Kotla I ground.

Scores: Delhi Colts: 223 for 6 in 40 overs (Arjit Pal Singh Gill 63, Raj Kumar 41, Aniruddha Tripathi 39, Nitin Madan 2 for 27).

Patel Nagar Gymkhana: 211 for 9 in 40 overs (Nitin Madan 58, Nand Kishore 33, Aniruddha Tripathi 3 for 29).

Maulana Azad beat Ministry of Information and Broadcasting by 19 runs in a B Division match at Kotla II ground.

Scores: Maulana Azad: 325 all out in 39.3 overs (Mohd Saqib 146, Shamim Ahmad 62, Ram Kumar 3 for 55). Ministry of Information & Broadcasting: 306 (Ravinder Singh 84, Rajan Bhasin 102, Rakesh Kumar 38, Mohd Saleem 3 for 43).



NIIT sail into final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
NIIT beat B L Kashyap by 11 runs and entered the final of the D G Phadkar Cup Cricket Tournament at the Teri Oval. NIIT will take on Orient Craft in the final. Kapil Gupta, who scored 27 for NIIT, was named the Man of the Match.

Scores: NIIT: 141 for 8 in 25 overs (Kapil Gupta 27, 3x4; Rajesh Varshney 21, 2x4, 1x6; P Rajkumar 21, 2x4; Sonu 3 for 19; Naresh Kumar 3 for 19). B L Kashyap: 130 all out in 23.5 overs (Kannav Anand 53, 6x4; Naresh Kumar 24, 3x4; Kapil Gupta 4 for 17; Ritesh Kumar 2 for 11).

Champions Trophy

Hunter Douglus defeated Earnest and Young by six runs in the third Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground.

Scores: Hunter Douglus: 185 for 8 in 250 overs (Mayank 98, 11x4, 2x6; Ashish 3 for 44, Kartik Mani 2 for 23, Karan 2 for 40).

Earnest and Young: 179 all out in 24.5 overs (Saurav Malhotra 42, 4x4; Suresh 37, 4x4; Vishal 4 for 34).

R P Cricket Academy win

R P Cricket Academy beat Hary’s Coaching Centre by 83 runs in the SPM Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the SPM College ground, Punjabi Bagh.

Scores: R P Cricket Academy: 272 for 6 in 35 overs (Ashish Joshi 73, Parnav 69, Rishi 39, Deep Luthra 27, Gagandeep 3 for 41).

Hary Coaching Centre: 189 all out in 32 overs (Gourav Gupta 40, Mukesh Khannwlia 43, Parnav 2 for 29, Parnoy Chakrawarti 3 for 29, Sourav 3 for 28).



ESPN defeat PVR in Brandmen tourney
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
ESPN defeated PVR by 36 runs in the Brandmen-11 Cricket Cup Tournament.
Scores: ESPN: 152 for 8 in 25 overs (Rohit Chopra 65, Gaurav Seth 28, Mukesh 3 for 14). PVR: 116 in 22 overs (Gaurav Saini 27, Kapil Kaushik 23, Rohit Chopra 3 for 26, Praveen 3 for 23). Rohit Chopra was named the Man of the Match. Dr Morepen defeated Max Healthcare by four wickets.

Scores: Dr Morepen: 191 for 6 in 24.1 overs (Sanjay 70, Ajay Chaudhary 24). Max Health Care: 190 for 4\ in 25 overs (Jayant 49, Rajeev 79). Sanjay was adjudged the Man of the Match.

Sixteen teams are taking part in the tournament. They are: ESPN, PVR, HECL, Dr Morepen, Amway, Solutions, Max Healthcare, Fritolays, LG, Microsoft, Indiatimes, ICICI, NIIT, HP, Bharti and Coke.

Inter Face Club win

Inter Face Club defeated Youngsters Club by 16 runs and entered the semi-final of the third All-India Devender Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Government Senior Secondary School ground.

Vikrant Yadav, who claimed four wickets for 37 runs, was named the Man of the Match. Scores: Inter Face Club: 212 all out in 34.3 overs (Hardeep Singh 58, Mohd Atiq 50, Rahul Kumar 3 for 37, Amit Kumar 3 for 31).

Youngsters: 196 all out in 33 overs (Ansul Lamba 64, Kamal Baniwal 30, Vikrant Yadav 4 for 37, Varun Kumar 2 for 28).



Sandeep, Sumit star for Shastri Club
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
A strokeful 72 by Sandeep Yadav and an all-round performance by Delhi Under-19 player Sumit Rana (39 and 3 for 36) enabled Lal Bahadur Shastri Club defeat Young Friends by 149 runs in the first All-India Shakuntala Devi Memorial Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the East Point school ground, Vasundhara. Sandeep Yadav was adjudged the Man of the Match. The tournament was inaugurated by Sports Authority of India senior cricket coach Sunita Sharma.

Scores: Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 254 for 8 in 40 overs (Sandeep Yadav 72, Sumit Rana 39, Parvesh Chikara 35 n o, Tarun Dutta 3 for 43, Abhishek Chaudhary 2 for 35).

Young Friends: 105 all out in 25.2 overs (Rakshit Pant 19, Sumit Rana 3 for 36, Vinay Sheel Baniwal 2 for 11, Parvesh Chikara 2 for 20).



Khalsa College annex title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
Khalsa College defeated Guru Govind Singh College by 66 runs in the final of the inaugural Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Cricket Tournament, organised by the National Student Union of India.

Scores: Khalsa College: 205 for 6 wickets (Ashwin Katyal 102, Rajiv Uniyal 5 wickets).

Guru Govind Singh College: 139 all out (Saurav Malik 36). Ashwini Katyal of Khalsa College was named the Man of the Match. Udit Kumar of Guru Govind Singh College, who scored 210 and took 3 wickets, was adjudged the man of the series.

The prizes were distributed by Mr Ram Babu Sharma, chairman of standing committee, Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Others present at the function were NSUI vice-presidents C. P. Mittal, Manick Tagor, Delhi NSCI president Anil Chaudhary and Kapil Nagar.



Amarjeet slams ton
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, December 30
An unbeaten century by Amarjeet Singh, studded with nine fours and five sixes, helped Ansal Group defeat New Holland by six wickets and entered the semi-final of the first Turf Sports Management Corporate Cricket Tournament at the Venkateshwara College ground. Amarjeet was given the Man of the Match award.

Scores: New Holland: 168 for 5 in 22 overs (Mayank Kumar 77, Gayoor 40, Rajneesh Kumar 3 for 23, Amarjeet Singh 2 for 31).

Ansal Group: 172 for 4 in 21.3 overs (Amarjeet Singh 100 n o, Vaibhav Kumar 62, Aman Kumar 2 for 17, Saqlan Siddiqui 2 for 29).



Traffic curbs for New Year
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, December 30
The Delhi Traffic Police have made elaborate traffic arrangements on the eve of New Year. The traffic restrictions will remain in force from 7 pm till the conclusion of New Year festivities.

According to a traffic police release, vehicles will not be allowed to proceed towards Connaught Place beyond R/A Mandi House, R/A Bengali Market, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi Railway Station, R/A GP Office, R/A Gole Market, Patel Chowk, K G Marg, Ferozshah Road Crossing, Panchkuian Road, R K Ashram Marg Crossing, DDU Marg, Minto Road Crossing and Ranjit Singh Flyover. The police have even restricted traffic movement on the inner, middle and outer circles of Connaught Place.

The police have advised the motorists of North-South directions to take Delhi Gate, Tilak Marg, C Hexagon or Rani Jhansi Marg, Panchkuian Road, Mandir Marg, Park Street and Willington Crescent. For East-West, motorists can take Ashoka Road or Talkatora Road, J L N Marg, Pul Phara Ghaj and DBG Road. Those who are going to New Delhi Railway Station have been asked to avoid Connaught Place. They can take Pahar Ganj, Shiela Cinema or Ajmeri Gate, J L N Marg side through BSZ Marg and Delhi Gate. As there is limited parking space in Connaught Place, the vehicles would be allowed on first-come-first-serve basis. Others can park their vehicles near Gole Dak Khana on Kali Bari Marg, Pandit Pant Marg, Near Patel Chowk on Rakab Ganj Road, Near Windsor Place on Ashoka Road pavement, Near Mandi House – Copernicus Marg upto Baroda House, Near Minto Road – DDU Marg, Panchkuian Road – R K Ashram Marg and K G Marg.


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