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Suraj Lata Devi imparts hockey tips to kids
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 24
It was a revealing experience for the students of Heritage School, Vasant Kunj, when captain of the Indian women’s hockey team Suraj Lata Devi held a two-hour hockey clinic at the school ground on Tuesday.

Suraj Lata Devi mesmerized the kids when she displayed the basic skills and techniques of the game, intended to develop this national game, at the school level.

Suraj Lata Devi, who is the “brand ambassador” for the World Bamboo Congress, to be inaugurated in New Delhi by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on February 27, told the kids that the key to success in any field was “discipline and persistence”.

This simple girl from Manipur, who has taken women’s hockey to lofty heights after leading the country to the Asian Championship title at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi recently, asserted that “children must be taught this thought process at the school-level itself so as to enrich their lives, and inculcate a competitive, yet sporty spirit”.

Suraj Lata was happy at the enthusiasm shown by the kids for the game and she hoped that they would take to the game seriously to strengthen the base at the school-level.


Dyal Singh College annual day today
Our Sports Reporter

New Delhi, February 24
The Dyal Singh College Annual Day will be held on Wednesday, February 25, at the College premises at Lodi Road, near the Sai Baba Mandir.

Dyal Singh College principal D Jagannathan said Dr S Nagarajan, director of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), will be the chief guest. The function will start at 10.15 am.

Abraham shines

Deadly bowling by man of the match Abraham Joseph (4 for 10), Amit Sareen (3 for 23) and Manish Sharma (2 for 4) and a dashing half century by Neeraj Mathur (52 n o, 39b, 8x4) helped Delphi beat Bechtel by nine wickets in the Reebok Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground.

Scores: Bechtel: 80 all out in 20.3 overs (S U Rathinam 30, Saumya Sen Gupta 30, Abraham Joseph 4 for 10, Amit Sareen 3 for 23, Manish Sharma 2 for 4).

Delphi: 81 for 1 in 10.5 overs (Neeraj Mathur 52 n o, Sanjay Rathore 20, Krishnan Bulusu 1 for 15).

Suntan Cup Cricket

A strokeful half century by Kamal Chamoli (54 n o, 12x4) and deadly bowling by Vijay Bisht (3 for 11) helped Indian Oil Corporation defeat S.T. Micro Electronics by six wickets in the Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground.

Scores: S.T. Micro Electronics: 133 all out in 25 overs (Ashish Rudola 35, Raj Shekaran 25, Vijay Bisht 3 for 11, Raju Bisht 2 for 14).

IOC: 137 for 4 in 23 overs (Kamal Chamoli 54 n o, Sanjay Kumar 30, Rajesh Sharma 23, Ashish Rudola 2 for 19).


Madras Club beat K N Colts in DDCA league

New Delhi, February 24
Madras Club defeated K N Colts by 76 runs in an A-II Division match of the DDCA League at the Yamuna complex ground.

Scores: Madras Club: 167 all out in 36.1 overs (Ajit Chaudhary 44, Varun Sood 29, Vivek Mishra 3 for 14, Rajat Mehta 3 for 22, Dixit Kathuria 2 for 23). K N Colts: 89 all out in 24 overs (Kavin Gupta 4 for 20, Ashok Punia 3 for 16).

Delhi Audit defeated Winsom Club by 70 runs in a Super A Division match at the Delhi University polo ground. Scores: Delhi Audit: 176 for 8 in 40 overs (Raju Sharma 66, Vikas Nigam 5 for 29, Anuj Sharma 2 for 24).

Winsom Club: 106 all out in 28.2 overs (Youdhister Chaudhary 26, Anuj Sharma 20, Raju Sharma 3 for 22, Kushal Pal 3 for 16). Citizen Club defeated Delhi Development Authority by 34 runs in an A-I Division match at the Yamuna complex ground.

Scores: Citizen Club: 221 for 6 in 25 overs (Sukhvinder Singh 53, Shobhit Kaushik 76 n o, Maharaj Kishan 2 for 56).

DDA: 187 for 9 in 25 overs (N Soni 60, Suresh Kohli 22, Prateet Pant 3 for 27, Satnam Singh 2 for 37, Tejesh Anand 2 for 10).

Sarojini Nagar Gymkhana defeated Delhi Gymkhana by 12 runs in an A-II Division match at the RSC ground. OSR


HDFC Bank advance in Turf Corporate Cricket

New Delhi, February 24
HDFC Bank defeated G E Consumer Finance by 33 runs in a league match of the fourth Turf Corporate Cricket Tournament at the Guru Gobind Singh College ground.

Vinay Kumar, who top-scored with 52 for the winners, was adjudged the man of the match. Girish Sharma, who claimed three wickets for 14 runs, was adjudged the best bowler.

Scores: HDFC Bank: 132 for 7 in 25 overs (Vinay Kumar 52, Ritesh Kumar 29 n o, Ajay Shokeen 3 for 28). GECF: 99 all out in 23.4 overs (Gautam 32, A. Baweja 30, G. Sharma 3 for 14, N. Bansal 2 for 21, Sant Ram 2 for 15).

Kaushik Memorial Tourney

District Cricket Association, Ghaziabad and Prachar Cricket Academy will jointly organise the Mahendra Kaushik Memorial Cricket Tournament for Under-15 year-olds from March 14 at the Nehru Stadium, Ghaziabad. Entries close on March 7 at phones 9818548812, 9810588825.

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