Thursday, January 30, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Northern Rly to meet Western in hockey final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
Northern Railway will clash against Western Railway in the women’s final of the PNB-All India Railway Hockey Championship at the Shivaji Stadium. In the semi-finals on Wednesday, Northern Railway rolled past North-Eastern Railway 5-0 while Western Railway also scored an identical 5-0 victory against Central Railway.

Northern Railway, who led by 3-0 at half time, were given a flying start by international Pritam Siwatch when she scored a field goal in seventh minute. She also scored the fifth goal in the 52nd minute, but in between, Suman Bala scored the second goal in the 25th minute, Surinder Kaur the third goal in the 33rd minute and Manjinder Kaur the fourth goal in the 39th minute.

Western Railway led by 2-0 at half time, with Sanggai Ibonhel and Saba Anjum doing the scoring.

Sanggai also accounted for the fourth goal while Saba Anjum and Paulina Surin scored the other two goals.

Northern Railway will meet ICF in the first men’s semi-final match on Thursday at 1 pm, followed by the second semi-final tie between Western Railway and RCF at 3 pm.



Kamla Nehru blank Daulat Ram in college soccer
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
Defending champions Kamla Nehru College blanked Daulat Ram College 3-0 in the opening match of the Inter-College Women’s Football Championship at the Janaki Devi Mahavidyalaya ground.

Kamla Nehru led by two goals at the interval. They drew first blood in the 18th minute when striker Pinki found her way into the goal. Inside-left Vinita scored the second goal in the 30th minute. Madhulika completed the tally in the 50th minute of second half following a free kick.

In another match, Janaki Devi Mahavidyalaya (JDM) edged past Jesus and Mary College (JMC) 1-0. Though JDM called the shots, they found a tough customer in JMC goal-tender Sugandh, who foiled many a shot by Sonika and Sangeeta.

But one, however, got past her when full back Paramjeet scored the match-winner off a direct free kick.

Moonlight keep hopes alive

Moonlight Club beat Delhi Police 3-2 to keep their hopes alive for a semi-final berth in the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA)-SAIL Super League match at the Ambedkar Stadium on Wednesday.

Moonlight moved ahead when Lalit Singh opened their scoring in the 17th minute. Bhandari added the second goal 12 minutes after the breather. Delhi Police reduced the margin through Mahesh and then Jagyaram volleyed in the equaliser. Substitute Shyam Kumar netted the match-winner for Moonlight at the fag end.

Delhi Police have completed their league engagements, logging six points from four matches. Moonlight too have earned six points, but with a match against New Delhi Heroes at hands. New Delhi Heroes have already qualified for the semi-finals after securing nine points.

Thursday’s fixture: Indian Air Force vs Tarun Sangha (3 pm)—Ambedkar Stadium.



Ravi Uniyal bowls PBL to victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
A devastating bowling spell (4 for 22) by Ravi Uniyal and an unbeaten half century by Rakesh Rawat helped PBL defeat HDFC Bank by 11 runs and entered the final of the first Turf Sports Management Cup Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground. Ravi Uniyal was named the man of the match.

Scores: PBL: 141 for 8 in 25 overs (Rakesh Rawat 59 n.o, Girish Sharma 3 for 18). HDFC Bank: 130 all out in 25 overs (Muskan Singh 40, Vinay Kumar 30, Nitin Kumar 3 for 30, Ravi Uniyal 4 for 22).

Manav Sharma stars for Modern

An all-round display by Manav Sharma (87 n.o and 3 for 14) was the highlight of Modern School’s (Vasant Vihar) 87 runs victory over Frank Anthony Academy in the first Chetan Sharma Academy Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the S S Khalsa School ground. Manav Sharma was named the man of the match.

Scores: Modern School: 209 for 3 in 25 overs (Manav Sharma 87 n.o, Jayant Yadav 86 n.o).

Frank Anthony Academy: 121 for 6 in 25 overs (Ankit Kumar 38, Manav Sharma 3 for 14).

Elegant beat Clintus

Elegant Advertising defeated Clintus by five wickets in the inaugural match of the Clintus Challenger Series, at the Shri Ram College of Commerce ground.

Scores: Clintus: 113 all out in 31.2 overs (Varun Mehta 27, Himanshu Bhatt 14, Imanjit Singh 13, Raman 4 for 16, Rajiv Anand 2 for 26).

Elegant: 117 for 5 in 20.1 overs (Mohinder 22 n.o, Kuldeep 20, Himanshu Bhatt 3 for 21, Palash Joshi 2 for 39).



Ganga School excel in judo
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, January 29
Students of Ganga School won five gold, one silver and three bronze medals in the first Darbari Lal Memorial Judo Championship, organised by DAV Public School, Rohini, Sector 7. The Ganga School students struck it rich in the mini sub-junior category.

Pranay, Deepanshu, Barwala, Kudrat Yadav and Bharat Gupta bagged gold medals while Naveen accounted for a silver. Anmol Gupta, Ankit Gupta and Asheesh Malik walked away with bronze medals.

Teri Table Tennis: The fifth Teri Corporate Invitation Table Tennis Tournament will be organised at the India Habitat Centre on February 1 and 2. Entries close with organising secretary Pankaj Mohan on January 31. Ph: 24682100, 24682111. Extn 2112.

Raju Tandon named selector: Sports Authority of India cricket coach Raju Tandon, presently posted at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium, has been appointed a selector-cum-observer for the Vizzy Trophy Cricket Tournament to be held in Kolkata from February 11 to 18. National Cricket Academy vice-chairman C.K.Khanna said here today that the appointment was made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Vishal Talwar stars: An all-round performance by Vishal Talwar (44 n.o and 4 for 21) enabled ICICI defeat C R Infotech by four wickets in a league match of the 10th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Central Secretariat ground.

Scores: C R Infotech: 134 for 9 in 25 overs (Rajeev Sudhan 26, 2x4; Vishal Talwar 4 for 21, Sunil Gulati 2 for 20). ICICI: 136 for 6 in 20.4 overs (Vishal Talwar 44 n.o, 5x4; Sunil Gulati 20, 3x4; Rajeev Sudan 3 for 14).



Manvinder Bisla to lead

New Delhi, January 29
Manvinder Bisla of Haryana will lead a 15-member North Zone team in the Col. C K Nayudu Trophy Inter-Zonal Under-19 One-day Limited-over Cricket Tournament to be held in Nagpur in February. North Zone will take on South on February 10.

The team, announced by Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) sports secretary Sunil Dev, is: Manvinder Bisla (Haryana, captain), Salil Oberoi (Delhi), Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi), Sunny (Haryana), Gaurav Gupta (Punjab), Paras Dogra (Himachal), Kuldeep Rawat (Delhi), Pradeep Sahu (Haryana), Aprajeet Singh (Haryana), Vipul Sharma (Punjab), Mahesh Rawat (Haryana), Sachin Rana (Haryana), VRV Singh (Punjab), Rajesh Sharma (Punjab) and Abhishek Sharma (Delhi).

Stand-byes: Vishal Saini (Haryana), Mahender Sharma (Himachal), Abhinav Bali (Delhi), Mayank Tehlan (Delhi), Gautam Bhandora (Punjab) and Amit Baloria (Jammu and Kashmir).

Mr Yoginder Puri of Himachal Pradesh will be the manager of the team. OSR


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