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UK Cricket World make big impact in US
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 27
UK Cricket World made a huge impact during their tour of the United States at the invitation of Midwest Cricket Conference of Chicago. The UK Cricket World played six matches, and won three of them. The team, led by Raman Ghai, comprised mostly players drawn from the Sports Authority of India’s cricket centre at the National Stadium.

The team was accompanied by coach Maninder Singh and tour co-ordinator and former Test player Vivek Razdan.

The team: Raman Ghai (captain), Rameez Nemat (vice-captain), Gaurav Chib (wicket-keeper), Jaipreet Sahni, Tejashwi Yadav, Rohan Tuteja, Rahul Bharadwaj, Manik Aggarwal, Manik Wadhwa, Praveen Rawat, Avinash Widhon, Kunal Srivastava, Senam Trikha, Japjeet Singh, Harjee Singh, Yogesh Rajput and Anuj Sharma.

The Midwest Cricket Conference is headed by Mr Tariq Ahmad and assisted by Krishna Kurup (public relations), Sumeet Kapoor (co-ordinator) and Kiran Kahbhampati (secretary).

In the first match, UK Cricket World lost to MCC Mavericks as they folded up for 119 in 27 overs after MCC Mavericks made 181 for 9 in 35 overs. But it was a good bowling experience for Yogesh (3 for 36), Rameez Nemat (3 for 39) and Senam Trika (2 for 36) who revelled in the excellent condition though the batsmen could not capitalise on the good works of the bowlers.

In the second match played against MCC Wild Cats, UK Cricket World narrowly lost the match, despite Vivek Razdan (4 for 23) and Rameez Nemat (2 for 17) putting up excellent bowling performances, after Rameez had excelled with the willow to score 50 runs when UK Cricket World batted first to make 150 for 9 in 35 overs. Wild Cats replied with 151 for 7 with Ajit (67 n o) and Balaji (20 n o) hoisting a winning partnership.

UK Cricket World tasted success in the third match against MCC Bookes XI when Vivek Razdan displayed his killer batting punch to score 71 and Tejashwi Yadav, son of Laloo Prasad Yadav, scored a crackling 25 not out to help their team score 157 for 8 in 30 overs. MCC Bookes, in reply, were restricted to 155 for 9 in 30 overs due to the devastating bowling performances of Rameez Nemat (5 for 30), Tejashwi Yadav (2 for 22) and Manik Wadhwa (1 for 12).

Nemat put on a fine all-round performance in the match against MCC Rookies when he first scored 54 runs and then claimed 2 for 27, though UK Cricket World lost the match by four wickets. But in the fifth match, UK Cricket World defeated MCC Invitation XI by 42 runs with Nemat scoring an unbeaten 98 and Razdan cracking 73. Tejashwi Yadav displayed devastating bowling form to claim 5 for 24 while Jaipreet Sahi took 2 for 21. UK Cricket World scored 212 for 5 in 35 overs while MCC Invitation XI were shot out for 170 in 31 overs.

UK Cricket World rounded off the tour with a fine victory against MCC Vampire XI. Batting first, UK Cricket World scored 163 for 8 in 30 overs with Raman Ghai scoring 55, while Rohan Tuteja and Praveen Rawat hit 20 runs each. In reply, MCC Vampire were shot out for 159 in 30 overs, with Rameez Nemat (2 for 21), Tejashwi Yadav (2 for 18), Manik Aggarwal (2 for 20) and Rahul Bhardwaj (2 for 11) sharing the bowling honours.


Ramjas rout DPS in Inter-School tournament
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, August 27
A fine unbeaten knock of 43 by Rohit Sharma and deadly bowling of 3 for 14 by Ashish Maheshwari helped Ramjas School No 2 beat Delhi Public School (DPS), Vasant Kunj by eight wickets in a league match of the third Ramjas Inter-School Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the Ramjas Sports Complex ground.

Scores: DPS - 115 all out in 25.1 overs (Nipun Malhotra 54 n o, Ashish Maheshwari 3 for 14, Manoj Gupta 3 for 22).

Ramjas School No 2 - 117 for 2 in 18.1 overs (Naveen Gahlot 41, Rohit Sharma 39 n o, Rahul Yadav 25, Himanshu Sabbarwal 2 for 25). Rohit was adjudged the man of the match.

Aryavrat beat SGTB Khalsa

Aryavrat Club defeated Satguru Tegh Bahadur (SGTB) Khalsa School, Dev Nagar in the R P Gupta Under-17 Cricket Tournament at the DDA Sports Complex, Paschim Vihar. The match was played over two days.

Scores: SGTB Khalsa (1st innings): 192 in 33 overs (Rakesh Kumar 32, Aman Kumar 29, Ahmad 21, Kamal Verma 21 for 3, Dinesh Bindal 39 for 3, Hemant Joshi 33 for 2). Second innings: 110 in 27 overs (Rakesh Kumar 29, Aman Kumar 22, Ahmad 20, Kamla Verma 12 for 4, Dinesh Bindal 25 for 2, Hemant Joshi 21 for 2).

Aryavrat Club (1st innings): 202 for 9 in 45 overs (Deepak Bagri 51, Dinesh Bindal 45, Nitin Sagar 36, Mohit Denial 35, Rakesh Kumar 29 for 3, Aman Kumar 41 for 2). Second innings: 103 for 3 in 23 overs (Aadish Jain 53 n o, Tanu Tushar Gupta 31, Rajat Kumar 43 for 2). Dinesh Bindra was adjudged the man of the match.

Shivaji Under-17 Cricket

The inaugural Chatrapati Shivaji Under-17 Cricket Tournament will be held in Delhi from September 16. Twelve teams will participate in the tournament. Entries close on September 7 at Rama Kant Achrekar Cricket Foundation, D-15, 253, Sector 111, Rohini or at phones 27536199, 32369078.

Bansal Group win

Bansal Group defeated Buland City Association by two runs in a cricket match at Buland City stadium.

Scores: Bansal Group: 102 for 8 in 20 overs (Chintu 55, Amit Bansal 44, Ankit 3 for 18, Rakesh 2 for 21, Parveen 2 for 14).

Buland City Association: 110 all out in 19.2 overs (Mohd Saif 41, Mohit 33, Bobby Dhoundiyal 4 for 14, Neeran Sharma 3 for 21, Mohinder Singh 2 for 14).

Rani Bagh School win

In a cricket match played at the Rani Bagh School ground, Harry Academy defeated Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sainik Vihar by 31 runs.


MNSS dominates on second day too
Our Sports Reporter

Sonepat, August 27
The second day’s events of the three-day 37th Haryana State Swimming Championship were also dominated by the swimmers from Motilal Nehru School of Sports (MNSS), Rai. Saurabh, Harbir, Sonia, Renu, Sujata, Sahil, Surbhi and Preeti of this school bagged top positions in their events. Following are the results of the second day’s events in the order of top three positions:

200 m Free Style (Men): Govind (Jind), Jaibir (Rohtak), Vinod (Jind).

200 m Free Style (Women): Ram Bhateri (Hisar), Chesta (Rai), Preeti (Rai).

Girls Group-1: Renu (Rai), Jyoti (Rai), Promila (Jind); Group-2: Sujata (Rai), Neetika (Gurgaon), Preeti (Rai); Group-3: Monika (Rai), Kritika (Faridabad), Rozi (Rai);

Boys Group-1: Parwinder (Karnal), Mahesh (Jind), Prateek (Panipat); Group-2: Sahil (Rai), Dinesh (Rai), Vikas (Panipat); Group-3: Saurabh (Jind), Vikas (Sirsa), Aditya (Gurgaon).

200 m Medley (Boys):

Group-1: Sandeep (Rai), Praveen (Sirsa), Sandeep (Sirsa); Group-2: Sahil (Rai), Harbir (Rai), Samir (Sirsa); Group-3: Vishal (Sirsa), Vaibhav (Jind), Pushp Preet (Faridabad); Group-4: Amit (Bhiwani), Abhmanyu (Rai), Narender (Sirsa).

200 m Medley (Girls)

Group-1: Surbhi (Rai), Monika (Rai), Yashika (Faridabad).

200 m Backstroke (Boys)

Group-1: Amarkant (Bhiwani), Rahul (Sirsa), Sandeep (Sirsa); Group-2: Saurabh (Rai), Puneet (Panipat), Praveen (Rai).

200 m Backstroke (Girls)

(Group-2): Anjili (Gurgaon), Rachna (Rai), Preeti (Rai).

100 m Butterfly (Boys)

Group-1: Rampal (Hisar), Amarkant (Bhiwani), Rampal (Jind); Group-2: Harbir (Rai), Vipin (Rai), Sandeep (Jind); Group-3: Rahul (Jind), Vikas (Jind), Guru Sevak (Sirsa).

100 m Butterfly (Girls): (Group-2): Sonia (Rai), Deepika (Rai), Amarjeet (Sirsa).

200 m Butterfly (Boys): Group-1: Rampal (Hisar), Rampal (Jind), Tarun (Sirsa); Group-2: Harbir (Rai), Vipin (Rai), Vikas (Panipat).

15 m Free Style (Men): Vijaypal (Hisar), Rakesh (Bhiwani), Sandeep (Jhajjar). 800 m Free Style (Boys): Mahesh (Jind), Parvinder (Karnal), Prateek (Panipat).


India win 110 medals at World Special Olympics
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 27
Three mentally challenged children from the BHEL-run special schools have won six medals at the recently concluded World Special Olympics 2003 in Dublin, Ireland. The children were part of the Indian contingent, which won 110 medals at the international event.

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Ram Naik felicitated the winners at a function here today. D. Ashok Kumar of Abhilasha Vocational Centre run by BHEL, Hyderabad won two gold medals in the event called ‘Bocce’, while Nitin Babu of Special Care School, also run by BHEL, Hyderabad, won two bronze medals in the roller skating event. Sandeep Chaudhary of Sapna Special School, Bhopal, won gold and silver medals each in 50 metre and 100 metre swimming events.

The gold medal carries a citation and a cash award of Rs 1 lakh while the silver medal carries a citation and cash award of Rs 50,000.

Quarter-final line-up complete in junior TT

New Delhi: The quarter-final line-up was completed in the Nike Junior Tour Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association courts on Wednesday.

The zonal round of the tournament, currently being held in Delhi and Hyderabad, will then travel to Mumbai and Kolkata before culminating in the Masters, which will be held at the Bhupathi Tennis Village in Bangalore from October 6. The four winners of the Masters will be sent for the Junior International Masters to be held in Sun City, South Africa, in November. The winners and runners-up of the National Masters will also receive All India Tennis Association points. OSR


DM transfers tehsil officials on traders’ complaint
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 27
The District Magistrate, Mr L. Venketeshwar Lu, has ordered the transfer of guilty Dadri tehsil officials who had misbehaved with traders of the Sector 18 market here on Saturday.

The DM has also ordered a magisterial probe into the episode. When a traders’ delegation met the DM, he summoned the ADM (R), Mr Raj Mangal, and ordered the transfer of the revenue staff of Dadri tehsil who had come with a recovery challan against the shopkeepers.

The Traders’ Association and the UP Udyog Vyapar Mandal representatives apprised the DM that a shopkeeper of Sector 18, Chandigi Ram Kishor, had been harassed by the revenue staff of the Dadri tehsil on Saturday.

The traders had given a memorandum to the City Magistrate in his Sector 6 office, Mr Sunil Gupta, district president of the mandal, said.

The District Magistrate, after ordering the transfer of the guilty staff and instituting a magisterial probe into the case, assured the traders’ delegation that they could bring to his notice any such excess on the part of the officials in future also.

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