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Alokendu hits second double century

Alokendu Lahiri keeps on reminding Bengal selectors heís alive and kicking. The 26-year-old right-hander struck his second double century in five days in the CAB first division league competition to storm into contention for the next set of Ranji Trophy matches later this month.

Alokenduís unbeaten 211 helped Tollygunge Agragami total 462 for three on Day I of their clash with Ananda Bazar Patrika Sports Club. Abhijit Ganguly (unbeaten 89) and Srikant Kalyani (77) also contributed handsomely.

Nilashish Ghosh also hit a ton Thursday ó 118 in Rajasthanís 259 against Kalighat.

Shib Sagar Singh, another Bengal-reject, reaped a rich harvest with his left-arm spin. Mohun Bagan benefited from his spell of seven for 100, dismissing Shibpur Institute for 220.

SUMMARISED SCORES

n Tollygunge Agragami 462/3 (Alokendu Lahiri 211 batting, Abhijit Ganguly 89 batting, Srikant Kalyani 77) vs Ananda Bazar Patrika.

n Rangers 197 (Aditya Datta 61; Yograj Chatterjee 5/31). Mohunlal 4/2 (Ramkripal Shaw 2/3).

n Aikya Sammilani 153 (Sayan Bhattacharya 5/40). YMCA Coll. 89/1.

n Shibpur Institute 220 (Saikat Banik 62, Uttam Jash 40 not out; Shib Sagar Singh 7/100). Mohun Bagan 28/0.

n Rajasthan 259 (Nilashish Ghosh 118; Manoj Roy 4/41). Kalighat 3/0.

Floodlit tennis

Indradeep Mitra clinched the boysí under-18 crown in the Saturday Club floodlit tennis championships with a hard-fought 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 win over Samrat Ghosh Wednesday.

The mixed doubles handicap final was won by Manoj Sewa and Priyanka Parekh who beat Dhruv Kumar and Reedhina Parekh 6-4, 6-2.

In the first round of menís Open singles, Vinod Sewa brushed aside Rajiv Vimal 6-1, 6-1.

OTHER RESULTS: Menís handicap doubles semis: Ajay Singh & Robin Das bt Gora Mukherjee & Ashok Kumar 6-1, 6-0. Menís Open doubles, first round: Dhruv & Manoj Sewa bt Robin Das & Ajay Singh 6-4, 6-3. Veteransí singles: B. Mullick bt Satyajit Burman 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.

SAI meeting

Sports secretaries and directors from Bihar, Orissa, Tripura, Jharkhand, Bengal, Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Islands took part in a meeting convened by Dr G. Kishor, director SAI eastern centre.

The meeting, chaired by Col Ahluwalia, executive director SAI, focussed on different projects on rural and womenís sports.

Meanwhile, the 17th North-East sports festival will be held in Aizwal from February 9 to 20. This was finalised at Wednesdayís meeting.

TODAY IN SPORT

TENNIS: Saturday Club floodlit meet: Matches from 5 pm.

CRICKET: CAB First Division matches at various grounds from 9:30 am


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