Tripura pull out, format altered
Seeds have it easy on Day I
Lancashire pip Leicester
Kalighat crush CAB Colts

 
 
TRIPURA PULL OUT, FORMAT ALTERED 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, April 24 
The last-minute withdrawal of Tripura has forced a change in the format of the on-going fifth Eveready East Zone hockey championship.

Earlier, six teams were divided in two groups and two from each were supposed to proceed to the semi-finals. Now, five teams will play out a round robin league with the top two advancing to the final.

Tripura were in group B along with Bihar and Mizoram. Bengal, Assam and Manipur were in group A. According to BHA secretary Gurbux Singh, the final is likely on Saturday.

In today’s action, holders Bihar were 2-0 up against Mizoram when the match was called off due to inclement weather. Sunil Topno (22nd minute) and Soson Topno (39th) were the scorers. The rest of the tie will be played tomorrow. Bihar will face Manipur after that.

BHA League

Just one match in BHA first division group A league could be completed and the rest fell through because of the rain. The Md. Sporting-Customs tie ended 0-0.    


 
 
SEEDS HAVE IT EASY ON DAY I 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, April 24 
Seeded players faced little resistance in the opening round of the all-Bengal state mini/sub-junior tennis tournament at the South Club today.

Boys’ under-16 top seed Dhruv Kumar beat qualifier Abhinab Bora of Assam 6-2, 6-0 while under-14 No. 1 R. Vasudevan ousted L. Ezhi Larasan 6-1, 6-2.

Among others to reach the second round were Manoj Sewa in the under-16 section and Farid Alam, Karan Dhillon, Nirvik Mohinta and Sabyasachi Bose in the under-14 category.

RESULTS

Under-16, first round: Dhruv Kumar (1) bt Abhinab Bora 6-2, 6-0; R. Vasudevan bt Farid Alam 6-1, 6-2; Manoj Kumar Sewa bt Aniruddh Chokhani 6-0, 6-0.

Under-14, first round: R. Vasudevan (1) bt L. Ezhi Larasan 6-1, 6-2; Akshay Bajoria bt Rashaad Majid 6-0, 6-1; M. Siddhartha bt Arindam Mukherjee 6-1, 6-2; Farid Alam (7) bt Neeroj Sai Venkat 6-0, 6-1; Anshuman Dutta (3) bt D. Vishwakarma 6-1, 6-0; Karan Dhillon bt Biplab Das 6-4, 6-3; Momin Ali bt D. Manoj 7-5, 6-0; Abhinab Bora (8) bt Aakash Saikia 6-3, 6-2; Nirvik Mohinta (6) bt Samriddh Burman 6-1, 6-1; Hrishikesh Deka bt H.P. Deka 6-2, 7-6 (7-1); Abhishek Sharma bt Raghvendra Paul 6-4, 6-1; Sabyasachi Bose (4) bt Arup Mullick 6-0, 6-4; Bharat Mohan (5) bt Archisman Mitra 6-0, 6-0; Manas Mahanta bt Nithyesh Natraj 6-2, 6-2; P. Vivek Reddy bt J. Dhritiman (6-0, 6-0; Somdeep Appineni (2) bt Baibhav Das 6-0, 6-0.    


 
 
LANCASHIRE PIP LEICESTER 
 
 
BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
 
Calcutta, April 24 
Lancashire came back from the dead, so to say, to beat Leicestershire by one wicket at home (Old Trafford) this evening.

Lancashire, therefore, have qualified for the Benson & Hedges Cup quarter finals.

After bowling out Leicestershire for 172, Lancashire were in more than a spot of bother from the very beginning and at one stage were 148 for eight. However, the last-wicket pair eventually saw the County through.

While India captain Sourav Ganguly, opening for Lancashire, scored just 16, Anil Kumble — wearing the Leicestershire cap — had a fruitful outing: He bagged four wickets.

Lancashire, a crack outfit, have now won three of their first five games in season 2000.    


 
 
KALIGHAT CRUSH CAB COLTS 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, April 24 
Kalighat trounced CAB Colts by 87 runs at the Eden Gardens today to move into the quarter finals of the P. Sen Trophy.

Kalighat were all out for 198 in 44.4 overs. Humza Ferozie scored 43 off 42 balls with five fours and Murtuza Lodhgar hit 40 off 43. Avishek Jhunjhunwala took five for 31.

Off-spinner Sudip Chanda took four for 32 to bowl out the Colts for just 111 in 39.5 overs. Kalighat will meet East Bengal in the quarter final Wednesday.

Brief Scores: Kalighat 198 in 44.4 ovs (Humza Ferozie 43, Murtuza Lodhgar 40, Avishek Jhunjhunwala 5/31). CAB Colts 111 in 39.5 (Vikram Jaysuriya 30, Sudip Chanda 4/32). Kalighat won by 87 runs. Barasat junior meet

Hosts Pioneer Co-operative Cricket Clinic entered the semi-final of the junior meet in Barasat. Others to reach the last-four stage were Pallisree (Madhyamgram) and Suhrid Mitra CCC.

SUMMARISED SCORES

Pioneer Co-operative CC 344/1 in 25 ovs (Sourav Dutta 197 n.o., Samik Mukherjee 106 n.o). Mohammedan Sporting 79 in 23.3. Pioneer Co-operative CC won by 265 runs.

Belgachia United 138 in 24.5 (Aritra Ghosh 52, Uddipan Mukherjee 3/30). Pallisree 140/5 in 24.2 (Uddipan Mukherjee 3/30, D. Guha 3/25). Pallisree won by 5 wkts.

Suhrid Mitra CCC 172/8 in 25 (Toton Sarkar 68). Sevakpukur CCC 155/7 (Vinod Patel 47, N.A. Mondal 3/29). Sevakpukur CCC won by 17 runs.

School tourney

Don Bosco, Park Circus, thrashed Vivekananda Mission by 239 runs in the Parle-G inter-school under-19 cricket tournament. Don Bosco amassed 419 for five with the openers putting on 299.

SUMMARISED SCORES

Don Bosco 419/5 (Sumeru Pal 180, Suvodeep Mukherjee 119, Vikram Tanna 41). Vivekananda Mission 90 (Suvodeep Mukherjee 4/8). Don Bosco won by 329 runs.

Khalsa HS 189 (Fahim Javed 34). Ballygunge Govt 190/4 (Samudranil Sarkar 73, Kunal Biswas 52 n.o.). Ballygunge Govt won by 6 wkts.

Saifee Hall 383/9 (Danish Kamal 67, Santosh Yadav 61 n.o., Khalib Parvez 53, Ayan Roy Chowdhury 4/45). GD Birla CFE 185 (Sayan Chakraborty 34, Saurav Shukla 3/35). Saifee Hall won by 198 runs.

Milan Samity win

Milan Samity beat BNR by eight wickets in the N.C. Kolay Memorial junior cricket meet at Rajasthan ground today.

SUMMARISED SCORES

BNR 100/6 in 25 ovs. Milan Samity 101/2 in 15 ovs. Milan Samity won by 8 wkts.

Russa 126 in 25 ovs (A. Sen 3/21). Officer’s Choice CC 66/9 in 25 (Biswajit Dey 3/6). Russa won by 60 runs.    

 

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