East Bengal cruise to six-wicket win
East Bengal beat Victoria Sporting by six wickets in a CAB senior division league match Thursday. Bengal discards Humza Firozie and Nikhil Haldipur contributed 84 and 70, respectively.
n Victoria Sporting 274. East Bengal 276/4 (Humza Firozie 84, Nikhil Haldipur 70). East Bengal won by 6 wkts.
n Barisha 370/7. Wari 216/6 (Prabir Acharya 5/37). Match drawn.
n Rajasthan 306/8 (Afzal Siddique 70, Koushik Banerjee 3/89) vs Netaji Subhas Institute.
n Aryan 243. Suburban 247/3 (Ayan Nandy 146, Rakesh Biswas 89 n.o.). Suburban won by 7 wkts.
n DKS 334/9. ABP Sports Club 335/6 (Sukomal Ganguly 106). ABP Sports Club won by 4 wkts.
n Shyambazar 229. George 85 (Indrajit Ghatak 4/15, Anirban Chatterjee 3/26). Shyambazar won by 144 runs.
n Customs 417/7. Ballygunge Utd 138 (Dipankar Majumdar 3/23, Arup Tripathi 3/28). Customs won by 279 runs.
Pritam Mukherjee’s unbeaten 100 powered Calcutta Parsee to a 45-run win over Benrec in a group 4 match of the Ambar Roy Memorial sub-junior cricket meet.
Calcutta Parsee 203/4 in 25 ovs (Pritam Mukherjee 100 n.o., Chandan Mukherjee 3/39). Benrec 158/9 in 25 ovs (Pramod Nayak 24, Chandan Mukherjee 24; Diptesh Nag 3/33, Pritam Mukherjee 2/23). Calcutta Parsee won by 45 runs.
Six players — Sayantan Dutta, Joydeep Dutta, Laltu Chatterjee, Debayan Majumdar, Dilip Das and Sanjib Burman — were leading the field after the fourth round of the state chess championship at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. The players were all on four points.
Eminent doctors of the city will play a cricket match at the Salt Lake FD Block ground on Sunday. The tie between Suraksha XI and Medicos Cricket Club aims at raising funds for the family of former Indian football captain Pem Dorji, who died in the city last year.
Bengal lost out to Indian Airlines via tie-breaker in the semi-finals of the Raja Sareswar Das Memorial hockey tournament being played in Rajnandgaon in Chattishgarh. According to information received here, both teams were tied goalless during the regulation and extra time.
Hosts Mahadevi Birla Girls’ HS teams reached the finals in all categories — Junior, Middle and Senior — in the inter-school badminton championship.
Junior teams: Mahadevi Birla bt M.B. Shishu Vihar 2-0; Lakshmipat Singhania Academy bt Queen of the Missions 2-1. Middle teams: Mahadevi Birla bt G.D. Birla 2-0; Modern High bt Queen of the Missions 2-0. Senior teams: Mahadevi Birla bt Modern High 2-0.
TODAY IN SPORT
FOOTBALL: IFA Shield: East Bengal vs Tollygunge Agragami (East Bengal); Mohammedan Sporting vs Calcutta Port Trust (Md. Sporting). Matches from 2.15 pm.
CRICKET: CAB league, Ambar Roy Memorial sub-junior meet and Milo U-16 meet at various grounds. l Inter-office double wicket meet at Kalighat ground.
CHESS: State championship, Round V at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from 2.30 pm.
BADMINTON: Inter-school meet at Mahadevi Birla Girls’ HS.