61 Cavalry win Darbhanga Cup
61 Cavalry won the Darbhanga Cup by beating Fort William Polo Club/Army Service Corps 9 to 8.5 in Wednesday’s final at the Pat Williamson Ground as the local polo season came to end. The losing finalists had an advantage of 0.5 since they were the less handicapped team.
Major Tarun Sirohi and Captain Navjit Sandhu struck for 61 Cavalry in the opening chukker to give their team the lead. Lt Ravi Rathore scored thrice in the second chukker to consolidate the lead.
Sandhu and Sirohi scored two each in the last two chukkers to complete the win.
Local challenger Shivika Burman upset eighth seed Anukriti Prasad of Uttar Pradesh in the Adhip Mukerjea Memorial junior tennis tournament. Another city girl Karina Ahuja, however, went down to Shalini Sahoo of Delhi. Rupesh Roy, Rohan Gide and A.J. Peter posted convincing wins to reach the quarter finals in the boys’ section.
DKS made 284 for eight on the opening day of the two-day CAB Senior Division league tie against High Court. Goutam Shome made 71 and Abhishek Chakraborty contributed 58.
n DKS 284/8 (Goutam Shome 71, Abhishek Chakraborty 58) vs High Court.
n Netaji Subhas Institute 235/9 (Moyanka Chakraborty 85) vs Tapan Memorial.
n Town 278/8 (Riki Malik 85, Ujjal Roy 71 n.o., M. Mishra 4/95) vs Ballygunge United.
n Tollygunge Agragami 211 (Kunal Bajpayee 77). Mohunlal 30/2.
n Suburban 222/6 (M. Biswas 65) vs Aikya Sammilani.
Sourav Chakraborty, Akshat Khamparia and Abhijeet Gupta were sharing the lead in the boys under-13 category after the fourth round in the 16th national children’s chess championship at Salt Lake Stadium.
UNDER-13 GIRLS: N. Raghavi (4). UNDER-11 BOYS: Subhabrata Das, S. Sai Krishna, Sandipan Chatterjee, Navneet Detha (all on 4). UNDER-11 GIRLS: N. Pragna Patari, Mithali Madhukar Patil (four each).
The Bengal Olympic Association (BOA) and the state table tennis body will felicitate the players at a function on January 2 for their fine performance in the National Games in Hyderabad. Bengal won 13 of the 20 medals on offer including six golds.
today in sport
FOOTBALL: National League: Mohun Bagan vs Tollygunge Agragami at Salt Lake Stadium from 2.15 pm.
CRICKET: CAB league, second and final day’s play at various grounds.
CRICKET: Inter-school meet: U-13: South Point vs Bhowanipore Gujarati Education Society ((from 7.30 am); U-16: St Lawrence vs Don Bosco (from 12 noon). Matches at St Lawrence.
TENNIS: Adhip Mukerjea Memorial meet for juniors at JMTA.