Friday, June 20, 2003, Chandigarh, India


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Sahil Kher hits third century in Gyan Bharati cricket
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
Sahil Kherís prolific run feast continued unabated as he cracked his third consecutive century to enable Sonnet Club draw with Friends Club in the Gyan Bharati Under-13 (two-day) Cricket Tournament at the Venkateshwara College ground.

For Sonnet, Gaurav Dahiya claimed four wickets. Sonnet earned 11 points while Young Friends gathered eight points. Sahil Kherís sequence of scores so far in the tournament reads like 108, 102, 100, 62, 35.

Thanks to Sahil Kherís finely crafted century, Sonnet Club could post 232 for 6 declared in 62 overs in the first innings. And then their bowlers took over to dismiss Young Friends for 223 in 78.3 overs.

In their second innings, Manan Sharma and Sahil Kher made vital contributions to Sonnetís 153 for 3 in 37.3 overs declared.

The first innings lead gained by Sonnet enabled them to log 11 points.

Scores: Sonnet Club (1st innings): 232 for 6 declared in 62 overs (Sahil Kher 100, Shakeel Alam 42, Manan Sharma 24, Arjun Gupta 3 for 9, Dhruv Shorrey 2 for 23). Second innings: 153 for 3 in 37.3 overs (Manan Sharma 52, Sahil Kher 35, Jaspreet Singh 34, Arjun Gupta 2 for 40).

Young Friends (1st innings): 223 all out in 78.3 overs (Naved Hussain 83, Dhruv Shorrey 43, Badrish Nathani 38, Gaurav Dahiya 4 for 52, Manan Sharma 2 for 86). Second innings: 14 for no loss in 2 overs. 



Uttaranchal Sports beat NDPL to enter semis
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
Uttaranchal Sports defeated New Delhi Power Limited (NDPL) by four wickets to enter the semi-final of the second I D Paul Memorial Cricket Tournament at the Apex Public School ground. Abhishek Kumar, who struck 86 for the winners, was named the man of the match.

In another match, Rajput XI beat Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy by 139 runs, also to make the semi-final grade.

Scores: NDPL: 282 for 8 in 30 overs (Rahul Nigam 88, Sunil Rawat 78, Surender Kumar 46, Ranjit Singh 4 for 78, Sandeep Dahiya 3 for 36).

Three Star Uttaranchal Sports: 283 for 6 in 25.2 overs (Abhishek Kumar 86, Sandeep Dahiya 56, Sandeep Gautam 41 n.o, Narender Singh 3 for 46).

Rajput XI: 309 for 9 in 30 overs (Amar Raghuvin 140, 20x4, 6x6; Dhaneshwar Prasad 48, Anuj Sharma 2 for 47).

Ghaziabad Mahanagar Cricket Academy: 162 all out in 29.3 overs (Prayag Raj 60, Priyank Tehlan 40, Anuj Sharma 45, Vikrant Yadav 5 for 35).

In an earlier match, Sunil Rawat scored a strokeful century to help NDPL beat Shankaracharya Academy by 12 runs. In another match, Amer Raghuraman hit 126 to help Rajput XI beat God Gift XI by seven wickets.

Scores: NDPL: 271 for 8 in 30 overs (Sunil Rawat 151, Mukesh Tawar 34, Piyush Arora 4 for 57, Balkishan 3 for  22).

Shankaracharya Academy: 259 all out in 28 overs (Amit Chawla 76, Balkishan 75 n.o, Puneet Arora 50, Vikram Kumar 3 for 42, Rahul Nigam 3 for 14, Manoj Kumar 2 for 41).

God Gift XI: 259 for 9 in 30 overs (Jimmy Singh 56, Manoj Kumar 42, Umesh Kumar 43, Vikrant Yadav 3 for 46, Vivek Kumar 31).

Rajput XI: 262 for 3 in 23.3 overs (Amer Raghuraman 126, Gopal Rawat 42, Dhaneshwar Prasad 33 n.o).



Joginder stars for Patel Nagar Gymkhana 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
An all-round performance by Joginder Singh (3 for 26 and 31) and deadly bowling by Rahul Sharma (3 for 23) helped Patel Nagar Gymkhana beat Shubham Cricket Academy by six wickets in a league match of the Madhu Vihar Sports Club Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the DDA ground.

Scores: Shubham Academy: 103 all out in 18.3 overs (Rahul 27, Prem Sagar 27, Joginder Kohli 3 for 26, Rahul Sharma 3 for 23).

P N Gymkhana: 104 for 4 in 15 overs (Joginder Kohli 33, Sandeep Chand 32, Ravi Sharma 3 for 20). Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeated Bal Bhawan Cricket Academy by eight wickets.

Scores: R P Academy: 153 all out in 34.5 overs (Digvijay Rawat 32, Mohd Irfan 31, Neeraj Bansal 3 for 35, Tarun Kumar 3 for 26).

R R Gymkhana: 157 for 2 in 20.2 overs (Rahul Yadav 100 n.o., Chirag Mehta 35 n.o., Mohd Irfan 2 for 32).

BDM beat Gyan Bharati

BDM defeated Gyan Bharati Cricket Academy by 15 runs in a league match of the fifth BDM Moonways Under-19 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Scores: BDM XI: 131 all out in 34.5 overs (Sawan Saini 43, Soumik Chatterjee 34, Tapan Jain 21, Abhishek Chowdhary 4 for 29, Manav Sharma 2 for 34).

Gyan Bharati Academy: 29.3 overs (Wilkins Victor 40, Sawan Saini 3 for 21, Gaurav Malhotra 3 for 13).



R P Academy beat Airport Authority in Turf Cup 
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
R P Academy defeated Airport Authority of India Colts by ten wickets in a league match of the first Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground.

Scores: Airport Authority: 81 all out in 30.1 overs (Sunil Kumar 33, Raghav Kakkar 3 for 10, Puneet Mehra 3 for 15, Maru Dhar 2 for 18).

R P Academy: 83 for no loss in 9 overs (Kaif Mohd 36 n.o., Mukul Daggar 26 n. o).

British High Commission win

British High Commission trounced Jet United 5-1 in the second Delhi Merchants Cup five-a-side day-night football tournament for corporates played at the Airports Authority of India ground.

Twenty-eight teams are playing in the tournament, being held on a league-cum-knock out basis.

Neil Brigden (2), Prashant Rai, Saurav Phapa and Alan Pengelly scored for the High Commission while R Radhakrishnan netted the consolation goal for Jet United.

In other matches, Grey Worldwide beat Fritolay 2-0, GECIS A beat Coca Cola 2-0, Eventus beat Reckitt 1-0, ABN AMRO Bank beat Pepsi 2-0, Hero Honda beat Orient Craft 3-0, HECL beat British Gas 1-0, Maruti beat Touchtel 2-1, American

Express beat HUDCO 1-0, Ernst and Young beat Canon 4-0, Nestle beat Reebok 2-0 and Mckinsey beat Airport Authority of India 1-0. 



Rohtak Road Gymkhana move up in On-Dot Cricket
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
A fine knock of 65 by Chetan Sharma and lethal bowling by Ankur Garg (3 for 30) and Sandeep Angurala (3 for 33) helped Rohtak Road Gymkhana defeat Inter Face by 19 runs and enter the semi-final of the On-Dot Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Sports Complex ground.

Scores: R R Gymkhana: 184 for 8 in 35 overs (Chetan Sharma 65, Pradeep Chowla 38, Gurmeet Singh 26, Aseet Chandela 3 for 29).

Inter Face Club: 163 all out in 34.3 overs (Suresh Tanwar 60, Gaurav Sharma 33, Ankur Garg 3 for 30, Sandeep Angurala 3 for 33).

In another match, Haryana Cricket Academy beat Rakesh Cricket Club by 93 runs to enter the semi-final.

Scores: Haryana Cricket Association: 216 for 3 in 35 overs (Kapil Mehta 71, 10x4; Ansul Lamba 50, Jitender Gulia 51, R Madan 3 for 34).

Rakesh Club: 123 all out in 24.1 overs (Manoj Kataria 33, Bhupender Yadav 26 n.o., Ansul Lamba 5 for 39, Gaurav Vashisth 3 for 14).



Ramit Gill bowls Inborn to victory
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
Deadly bowling by off-spinner Ramit Gill, who took three wickets for 32 runs, helped Inborn Club beat Young Friends Club by 49 runs in a league match of the Manav Chopra Memorial Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

Scores: Inborn: 190 for 9 in 40 overs (Rajat Gupta 50, Rakshit Pant 4 for 29).

Young Friends: 141 all out in 38 overs (Ishan Bakshi 58 n.o., Ramit Gill 3 for 32, Karamveer Bhat 2 for 18).

Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat S B Youth by 13 runs in a league match.

Scores: Lal Bahadur Shastri Club: 212 for 7 in 40 overs (Prem Prateek Singh 70, Lov Sehrawat 41, Tapan Jain 32, Hemant Garg 4 for 40).

S B Youth: 73 all out in 27.3 overs (Rajveer Singh 4 for 16, Sawan Saini 2 for 16, Rohit Saini 2 for 23).



Reserve Bank, Northern Railway enter final
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
Reserve Bank of India edged past All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the first semi-final match of A Division in the Delhi Soccer Association Institutional League at the Ambedkar Stadium on Thursday.

Inside-right Shailender Rawat slotted home the all-important goal in the sixth minute of the match.

Reserve Bank now await the winners of the second semi-final match to be played between Delhi Administration and Delhi Development Authority at 3 pm on Friday.

In the first semi-final match of the Senior Division, former champions Northern Railway defeated Zakir Hussain College 2-0 to book a berth in the final. Railways scored the goals once in each half.

Inside-left Shyam Kumar headed in from the top of the box following a goalmouth melee to get the first goal. Ashish Ghildiyal shot over the head of the advancing goalkeeper to net the second goal.

Northern Railway will take on the winners of the second semi-final match between Food Corporation of India (North Zone) and Delhi Audit on Friday at 4.30 pm.



DSA Open Clubs League
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, June 19
The Delhi Soccer Association B and A Division Open Clubs Football League Championship will be held from June 25 at the Ambedkar Stadium and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The B Division League will be held first, and on the completion of it, the A Division League will follow, in the second week of July.

Twenty teams will play in the B Division League while 23 players will battle it out in the A Division.

Groupings for B Division are:  

Group A: Paschim Heroes, Shakti, Punjab Heroes, Young Bengal Association, Delhi Tigers and Venus.

Group B: Rohini, New Friends, South India, Royal Bengal, Columbaís, Ajmal and Union.

Group C: Golden Stars, Goodwill, Nivia, Delhi Students, Lodhi AC, Gulabi Bagh, Young Sports. Groupings for A Division:

Group A: Indian Air Force, Palam, NJN, Glorious, Royal Rangers, Ashoka, State Bank, Veterans and Bangadarshan.

Group B: Frontiers, Hans, Delhi Cantt., Cosmos, Garhwal Diamond, Ahbab Club, Uttaranchal Heroes and Panchkuian.

Group C: Garhwal Heroes, Youngmen, Young Boys, Uttarkhand, Royal, Youngsters and Victory.

Two top teams from each group will qualify for the Super League.



Flood control measures reviewed
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, June 19
The Food and Supplies Department Commissioner and the Administrative Secretary of Bhiwani district, Mr H. C. Disodia, has directed the district officials to ensure arrangements in coordination with the departments concerned to meet any eventuality, especially floods, during monsoon.

Addressing a review meeting of the administration functionaries held at the PWD rest house here yesterday, Mr Disodia said that cleaning of drains should be completed at the earliest. He said that flood control measures were being taken. A flood control room had been set up at the district headquarters, which would start functioning from July 1. Flood control rooms were being set up at the offices of the Deputy Commissioner, Irrigation and Public Health Departments, which would remain open round the clock, he said.

Mr Disodia, reviewing the progress made by the Revenue Department, directed the officials to intensify the recovery of outstanding dues and asked the officials of the other departments concerned to extend cooperation in this work. Regarding the computerisation work of the revenue records, he said that 344 of the total 440 registries had been computerised whereas the rest would be completed by the end of June.

He directed the PWD officials to complete road repair works within the stipulated period. Among others who were present at the meeting were Mr Harpal Singh, Deputy Commissioner, and City Magistrate Satbir Singh. 


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