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Dronacharya Foundation advance
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New Delhi, April 7
Deadly bowling by Shrey Gupta (3 for 18) helped Dronacharya Cricket Foundation defeat Madan Lal Academy by nine wickets in a league match of the Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Yamuna Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Madan Lal Academy: 110 all out in 38 overs (Aprateek Singh 34, Ombir Singh 30, Shrey Gupta 3 for 18, Kanishk Kumar 3 for 24, Samarth Singh 3 for 22).

Dronacharya: 111 for 1 in 24 overs (Harsh Kumar 38 n o, Ranjeet Singh 36 n o).

Turf Youth Cup Cricket

The second Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament will be held from Thursday. Eight top public schools, like Modern School, Barakhamba Road, Amity School, Noida, Gyan Bharati, Salwan Public, Moti Lal Nehru School, Rai and Don Bosco are participating. The tournament will be conducted by Turf Sports Management in association with SG. The semi-finals will be spread over two days while the final will be played over three days.

Lalit, Ashwani star

A dashing knock by Lalit Rawat (89, 10x4) and deadly spell by Ashwani Kumar (4 for 16) helped S G Sports beat Ghaziabad Management by 175 runs and entered the quarter-final of the fifth ARBDM Cricket Tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

SG Sports scored 290 for 8 in 40 overs

Scores: SG Sports: 290 for 8 in 40 overs (Lalit Rawat 89, Sandeep Rana 46, Vijay Kumar 39, Vikas Kumar 3 for 15, Dinesh Chand 3 for 18).

Ghaziabad Management: 115 all out in 26.2 overs (Ashok Rana 48, Neeraj Chaudhary 36, Ashwani Kumar 4 for 16, Ravi Pathak 2 for 15, Tony Singh 2 for 10).


Tarun Dutta, Nikhil Punia shine
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New Delhi, April 7
Deadly bowling by left-arm spinner Tarun Dutta (5 for 43) and an unbeaten 73, studded with one six and seven fours, off 89 balls by Nikhil Punia helped Gush Club beat PVR Softel XI by seven wickets in the 14th All-India Om Nath Sood Memorial Cricket Tournament\ at the Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce ground, Pitampura.

Tarun Dutta was declared the Pepsi man of the match. Scores: PVR Softel XI: 183 in 35 overs (Sidharth 51, Naveen 31, Damanjeet 25, Tarun Dutta 5 for 43, Ankur Julka 2 for 22). Gush Club: 188 for 3 in 35.4 overs (Nikhil Punia 73 n o, Simran 49, Manav Sharma 24 n o, Ankur Julka 24).

Mohit, Aman Deep best players

Vishwabharati Public School, Noida defeated Sardar Patel Vidyalaya by 93 runs in the final of the 8th Mascot Inter-School Cricket Tournament. Mohit, who scored 67 for the winners in the final, was adjudged the best batsman of the tournament while Aman Deep Singh, who claimed two wickets for 23 runs for Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, was named the best bowler.

Scores: Vishwabharati School: 193 for 8 in 40 overs (Mohit 67, Sandeep 27, Aman Deep Singh 2 for 23, Ritish 2 for 25). Sardar Patel Vidyalaya: 100 all out in 32 overs (Seehan 20, Shubhankar 13, Aayush 3 for 24, Mikhil 2 for 10, Digvijay 2 for 14).

Madhur, Sourabh shine

An all-round display by Madhur Jain (36 and 3 for 20) and deadly bowling by Sourabh Singh (4 for 5) helped Ravindra Academy defeat Sonnet Club by 26 runs in a league match of the West Delhi Academy Under-12 Cricket Tournament at the Hari Nagar Sports Complex ground.

Scores: Ravindra Academy: 146 for 8 in 30 overs (Gautam Vimlesh 44, Madhur Jain 36, Nipun Sharma 3 for 17, Kunal Kaushik 2 for 14).

Sonnet Club: 120 all out in 28.2 overs (Sakib Alam 39, Arjun Gupta 30, Nipun Sharma 22, Sourabh Singh 4 for 5, Madhur Jain 3 for 20, Abhijeet Singh 3 for 24).


Sonnet slip past National Stadium
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New Delhi, April 7
Sonnet Club defeated National Stadium Cricket Centre (NSCC) by 15 runs in a Super A Division match of the DDCA League at the Khalsa College ground.

Scores: Sonnet Club: 238 for 7 in 32 overs (Sumit Sharma 67, Saket Bhatia 35, Yash Pal Singh 29 n o, Ramiz Niaymat 3 for 31).

NSCC: 223 for 8 in 32 overs (Nitin Sahni 56, Ramiz Niyamat 45, Ravi Kant Sharma 33, Suhail Sharma 3 for 42, Naman Sharma 2 for 48).

Bright Club defeated Winsom Club by 36 runs in a Super A Division match at the University ground.

Scores: Bright Club: 223 for 7 in 35 overs (Sanjay Bamal 57, Siddarth Kumar 42, Vivek Kumar 40, Eashumehta 2 for 25, Akshay Singh 2 for 34).

Winsom Club: 187 for 7 in 35 overs (Akshay Singh 50, Siddarth Sahni 45, Neeraj Walia 31, Kuldeep Lal 4 for 27).

Pioneer defeated Lala Ram Charan Club by 63 runs in an A-II Division match at the RSC ground.

Scores: Pioneer: 193 all out in 38.3 overs (Sandeep Sharma 82, Prananshu Dev Sharma 39, Ravi Kohli 3 for 37, Harpreet Singh 2 for 22).

Lala Ramcharan: 130 all out in 31.4 overs (Rahul Suri 43, Satish Kumar 35, Bhupesh Thapa 4 for 12, Surender Suri 3 for 19).

Ashoka Club defeated Young Delhi by five wickets in an A-II Division match at the University polo ground.

Scores: Young Delhi: 179 for 8 in 35 overs (Puneet Berry 38, Amit Prakash 35, Chetan Chopra 34, Dalbir Rawat 3 for 42).

Ashoka: 182 for 5 in 31.1 overs (Ravinder Bhola 38, Jitender Sharma 35, Tarvinder Khanna 30, Vipin Kumar 2 for 17, Rama Shankar 2 for 35).


GHPS crush SSB Khalsa in Ajit Singh Hockey
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New Delhi, April 7
Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS), Loni Road (Shahdara) crushed SSB Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Faridkot 8-0 in the second All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at the Shivaji Stadium on Wednesday. The winners led by 6-0 at half time.

Akash converted a penalty stroke to open the account in the third minute. He then struck two more goals in the 8th and 9th minute, respectively, to record a hattrick. He maintained his scoring spree by adding the fourth and eighth goals too. In between, Yogesh Hooda went on a goal-blitz, striking home the fifth, sixth and seventh goals, to complete the second hattrick of the match.

Thursday’s fixtures: GHPS, India Gate vs GHPS, Shahdara (9 am); Bhupinder SS, Moga vs GGS Khalsa, Sarhali (Amritsar) (10.30 am); Khalsa College, Amritsar vs Khalsa School, Bhatinda (3 pm); Khalsa School, Ropar vs GAD, Burj Sahib (4.30 pm).

Hans Raj Open TT Tourney

The Hans Raj Model School Open Table Tennis Tournament for School Children will be conducted from April 17 to 20 at the Hansraj School premises, Punjabi Bagh. Entries close on April 10 either with Mr Hukam Singh, DTTA organising secretary, 6/2543, Beadonpura, Karol Bagh, New Delhi or at the enquiry counter at Hans Raj School.


Rushmi, Ankita keep Indian hopes alive
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New Delhi, April 7
Second-seeded Rushmi Chakravarthi and seventh-seeded Ankita Bhambri kept the Indian hopes alive in the Bank of Baroda ITF $10,000 Women’s Tennis Tournament at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association deco-turf courts.

Rushmi defeated Stephanie Greau of France 6-4, 6-1 in the second round while Ankita disposed Jin Sun Ha of Korea 6-1, 6-1.

Eighth-seeded Sonal Phadke went down to Jie Hao of China 6-4, 6-1 while top-seeded Chia Jung Chunag of Chinese Taipei got the better of Shu Jing Yang of China 6-0, 7-5.

In other matches, Satomi Kinjo of Japan beat compatriot Shushu Katsumi 6-1,6-4, fourth-seeded Shikha Uberoi of USA beat Lizaan Du Pleassis of South Africa 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, Wilwan Choptang of Thailand beat Chine Bee Khook,the third seed from Malaysia, 6-2, 6-2 and fifth seeded Moutinee Tangphong of Thailand rolled past Soon-Mi Seo 6-1, 6-1.

Rushmi Chakaravarthi and Sai Jayalakshmi have also moved up in the doubles, when their opponents, Montinee Tangphong and Thassha Vitayaviroj of Thailand threw in the towel.


Aditya Jain helps Interface enter final
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New Delhi, April 7
An all-round display by Aditya Jain (78, 3 for 28) and half century by Naveen Verma (59, 7x4) helped Interface defeat All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by 29 runs and entered the final of the third Najafgarh Cricket Tournament at the Najafgarh Stadium.

Scores: Interface: 245 for 6 in 35 overs (Aditya Jain 78, Naveen Verma 59, Rajeev Uniyal 3 for 32, Kishan Singh 2 for 32). AIIMS: 216 for 7 in 35 overs (Rajeev Uniyal 69, Kuldeep Rawat 34, Aditya Jain 3 for 28, Dinesh Yadav 2 for 18).

Teri beat NTPC

Teri defeated NTPC by 79 runs and entered the quarter-final of the 11th Teri Cup Cricket Tournament at the Siri Fort ground.

Scores: Teri: 209 for 5 in 25 overs (Mahesh Chand 76, 5x4; Anurag Pandey 44, 3x4; Prahlad Ramrakhiani 3 for 31, A P Talreja 2 for 37).

NTPC: 130 for 7 in 25 overs (V Ladi 42, Prahlad Ramrakihani 34, R K Pachauri 3 for 20, K P Eashwar 1 for 23, Pradeep Kumar 1 for 23). Mahesh Chand was named the man of the match.

Sant Sujan Singh School win

Deadly bowling by Sanjay (3 for 17) and Ashim (3 for 34) helped Sant Sujan Singh School beat Bal Bharati School, Brij Vihar by 22 runs in the second Pankaj Jain Under-14 Cricket Tournament at the Bal Bharati School ground, Pitampura.

Scores: Sant Sujan Singh School: 126 for 7 in 30 overs (Randeep Singh 37). Bal Bharati School: 104 for 7 in 30 overs (Kunal Dhawan 43, Sanjay 3 for 17, Ashim 3 for 34).

Reebok beat Valvoline

Reebok defeated Valvoline by seven wickets in the Reebok Cricket Tournament at the Palam ground.

Scores: Valvoline: 80 all out in 23 overs (Vikas Kaushal 34, Vishnu Bhagat 3 for 11, Sandeep Mathur 3 for 12). Reebok: 81 for 3 in 12 overs (Kunal Rekhi 33, Surinder Bajaj 22, Dinesh Rawat 2 for 3).

Suntan Cup Cricket

E-Fund defeated Exl Service by five wickets to enter the final of the 8th Suntan Cup Cricket Tournament at the Airport Authority of India ground, Mahipalpur.

Scores: Exl Service: 166 for 9 in 25 overs (Himanshu 47, Amit Rawat 35, Franklin 28, Anand Rawat 3 for 25, Hardeep Singh 3 for 40, Amit Mishra 2 for 34).

E-Fund: 170 for 5 in 22 overs (Hardeep Singh 52, Amit Mishra 35, Sidhant 2 for 25, Frankline 2 for 16).

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