Friday, February 21, 2003, Chandigarh, India


N C R   S T O R I E S


Jalandhar College lift hockey title
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 20
DAV College, Jalandhar produced stunning hockey to give a lop-sided finish to the title contest when they drubbed another Punjab outfit, Brijindra College of Faridkot, 6-1 in the 10th Nehru Champion Colleges Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Thursday.

DAV College received a cash prize of Rs 96,000 while Brijindra College earned Rs 64,000. DAV College also received Rs 10,000 for their highest rate of penalty corner conversion.

In a big-scoring match, DAV College opened the flood-gate of goals in the ninth minute when Amarjit Singh converted a penalty corner. Twelve minutes later, Navpreet Singh scored off a penalty stroke to enhance the lead to 2-0. Two minutes later, Damadeep Singh added the third goal. Aminute after that, in a quick counter attack, Brijindra College earned a penalty corner, and Dilbagh Singh made no mistake to pull off a consolation goal (1-3).

But before the interval, Jalandhar slotted in the fourth goal through Harmanpreet Singh. On resumption, Yadwinder Singh and Roop Singh hit the mark to round off the tally.

Earlier, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore defeated Faculty of Social Sciences, Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi), 2-1 to take the third place. Adarsh Ganapathy scored off a penalty corner to put Bangalore in the lead in the 26th minute.

Prabhakar Singh equalised for Jamia in the 66th minute. But Bangalore regained their lead through P P Rajiv Nanaiah in the 68th minute to record a narrow victory. 



Bright Club shock Shastri, enter semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 20
Fine performances by Akash Malhotra (3 for 37 and 69) and Nishant Sharma (63) helped Bright Club shock defending champions Shastri Club by three wickets and entered the semi-final of the third Rajdhani Sports Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

Akash received the man of the match award. Scores: Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 239 for 8 in 40 overs (Sumit Rana 83, 7x6, 4x4; Dilip T T 61, Himanshu Mehta 34, Akash Malhotra 3 for 37, Nischal Gaur 3 for 45). Bright Club: 243 for 7 in 39.2 overs (Akash Malhotra 69, Joginder Sharma 3 for 35).

Morepan down C R Infotech

Dr Morepan defeated C R Infotech by 14 runs in the 10th Teri Cup Cricket League at the Teri Oval. Scores: Dr Morepan: 133 all out in 22.2 overs (Sanjay 61, 10x4; Ajay 16, Arun 4 for 13, Yogendra 3 for 20, Rajeev 2 for 24). C R Infotech: 119 all out 23.4 overs (Rajiv 39, 4x4; Ravi 21, 3x4; Rajesh 4 for 8, Sanjay 3 for 27). Sanjay was declared the Man of the Match.

Hero Honda move up

Hero Honda defeated Churchill India by 123 runs in the third Reebok Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Hero Honda: 242 for 4 in 25 overs (Harish Dhaiya 100 n o, 82b, 4x13, 6x1; Sumant Negi 57, 43b, 4x10, 6x1; Kamran 2 for 25).

Churchill India: 119 all out in 23 overs (Nitin Suri 45, 40b, 4x7; Subrata Ghosh 27, 23b, 4x5; Gagan Verma 4 for 19, Raghuveer Singh 2 fo 6). Harish Dhaiya was named the Man of the Match.

B L Kashyap beat Airport Authority

B L Kashyap defeated Airport Authority of India by 10 wickets in a league match of the second Turf Corporate Cricket Challenge at the Jamia Millia University ground.

Vikram Kashyap, who scored an unbeaten 56, was named the Man of the Match. Scores: Airport Authority of India: 121 for 7 in 25 overs (Rajeev Gupta 51, S Nandi 22, Kanav 2 for 24, Ravi 2 for 17). B L Kashyap: 123 for no loss in 18.5 overs (Deep 52 n o, Vikram Kashyap 56 n o).



Doordarshan Club beat Lanka
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 20
A devastating 5 for 8 bowling performance by Rahul Sharma and a strokeful 46 (5x4, 54b) by Praveen helped Doordarshan Cricket Club defeat Sri Lankan High Commission by five wickets in a league match of the second Commonwealth Cricket Tournament at the Dhyanchand National Stadium. Praveen was named the Man of the Match. Scores: Sri Lankan High Commission: 98 in 26.2 overs (Sampat Dayarathne 54, 10x4, 52b; Rahul Sharma 5 for 8, Venkat Sundaram 3 for 31). Doordarshan Club: 99 for 5 in 18.1 overs (Praveen 46, Sanjay Kumar 26, Shankajaya De Silva 5 for 20).

Great Mission School sports day

Great Mission School, Sanjay Enclave (Dwarka), New Delhi will celebrate its Annual Sports Day on Saturday (February 22) at 10 a m.

Renowned writer and former director of the National Book Trust, Ms Versha Das will be the chief guest.

Retired professor of NCERT Prof. L C Singh will preside over the function. Education officer of Najafgarh Zone Mrs Krishna Sharma and Mrs Asha Bector will also be present.



Grey Worldwide, ESPN and Star TV advance
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 20
Grey Worldwide, ESPN Software, Star TV and Enterprise won the preliminary round matches of the third edition of the ESPN Star Sports Corporate Challenger Cricket Cup at the Bhagat Singh College ground.

In Group A, ESPN Software defeated the Associates by 7 wickets. Scores: ESPN: 116 for 3 in 17 overs. The Associates: 111 in 22.5 overs. Rohit Chopra, who claimed two wickets for 14 runs and scored 66 runs was named the Man of the Match.

Enterprise defeated Org Marg by 47 runs. Scores: Enterprise: 191 for 5 in 25 overs. Org Marg: 144 in 23.3 overs. Sudeep, who scored 46 off 28 balls and took 2 for 20, was named the Man of the Match. In Group C, Grey Worldwide (168 for 4 in 22.5 overs) beat Rediffusion (165 for 8 in 25 overs) by six wickets. Venkat, who took one wicket and scored 33 runs, was named the Man of the Match.

Star TV (176 for 5 in 22 overs ) beat Hathway (175 for 9 in 25 overs) by five wickets. Anil, who took four wickets and scored 49 runs was named the Man of the Match.



Army Red win, Royal Kashmir lose
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 20
Army Red edged past Teachers 5-4, Royal Kashmir lost to Sahgal Stud 7-8 and McDowell’s Signature defeated Zara 6-5 on day one of the Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup Polo Tournament at the Jaipur Polo ground.

Manupal Godara scored the opening goal for Teachers. Col. Bhawani Singh equalised for Army Red. Then Bhawani Singh and Maj. N S Khera scored to help Army Red win. Satnam Dhillion scored four goals to star in Stud’s win over Royal Kashmir. Jai Shergill top-scored for Royal Kashmir.

In the other match, Gerardo Mazzini opened the account for Zara. But Angad Kalaan scored two quick goals to equalise for McDowell’s.

Adiraj Singh and Bashir Ali enhanced the lead of the winners. Angad Kalaan scored the winning goal.



Kookie Jar moves scoreboard
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 20
Kookie Jar flagged off four mobile scoreboards to celebrate the World Cup Cricket on the day of the India-Australia match by former Bengal captain and Indian selector Sambaran Banerjee from Kolkata. World Cup updates obtained from radio commentary will be written on lightweight, colourful and attractive scoredboards during all India matches.

Paras ‘Cheers to Cricket’

Paras Milk has launched a ‘Cheers to Cricket’ campaign to all the consumers of its product. The campaign will be run in Delhi and the NCR Region. The winners of the lucky draw would win air tickets to South Africa. Only consumers who win gifts will be eligible for participation in the lucky draw.

Sachin stars for Malviya Club

A rapidfire knock of 72 by Sachin Khurana and a dashing 65 by Gagan Deep Singh helped Malviya Club beat Delhi Audit by 61 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Shanti Sports Complex ground. Scores: Malviya: 276 all out in 39.4 overs (Sachin Khurana 72, Gagandeep Singh 65, T Anand 49, K S Rana 4 for 34, Pankaj Joshi 2 for 51). Delhi Audit: 215 all out in 36.5 overs (K S Rana 52, Sunil Rawat 50, Deepak Sen 50 n o, Chander Shekhar 37, Kuldeep Diwan 5 for 34, Rohit Mehra 2 for 53). Oil and Natural Gas Commission beat Golden Hawks by eight wickets in a Super A Division match.

Scores: Golden Hawks: 121 all out in 40 overs (Vivek Srivastava 48, Sunil Joshi 4 for 19). ONGC: 122 for 2 in 22 overs (Adhey Shyam Gupta 49, Gagan Khoda 37). Rani Bagh beat Ministry of Health by five wickets in an A-II Division League. Scores: Ministry of Health: 80 all out in 24.3 overs (Vicky Dagar 22, Sanjay Kumar 3 for 18, Maninder Kumar 2 for 22). Rani Bagh: 82 for 5 in 16.4 overs (Sanjay Kumar 26, V S Malhotra 2 for 20).


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