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CHENNAI: Abhinav Sundar's five-wicket haul helped CSSF ‘A' reach the final of the St. Bede's-Dicky Trophy with a four-wicket win over Thiruvallur here on Wednesday.
The results (semifinals): Thiruvallur 145 in 50 overs (R.S. Karthik 30, M.V. Vishal Sundar three for 23, M. Abhinav Sundar five for 18) lost to CSSF ‘A' 146 for six in 31 overs (C. Karthik 65, B. Aditya three for 21); FSCA 158 in 49.3 overs (G. Karthik 73, J. Prasad three for 24, Vignesh Sundar three for 41) lost to Kedar 162 for five in 38.4 overs (S. Aravind 39, M. Siddarth three for 35) .
Hat-trick in vain
Shashwath's hat-trick (three for 17) went in vain as Swaraj lost to St. Patrick's by one run in the CSCA-Vimala Convent under-12 cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
St. Patrick's 165 for nine in 25 overs (I.S. Akash 60, G. Vishwanathan 60, S. Shashwath three for 17, including a hat-trick) bt Swaraj 164 for eight in 25 overs (Sriram Balaji 39, Krish Aashik 37); Asiatic 155 for eight in 25 overs (Atmarishi 32, Newton 50, Aryan Das Gupta three for 23) bt Chennai Stars 119 in 23 overs (G.S. Ganesh three for 28).
Sansitha, Pragati to train in Spain
Two young tennis players from Tamil Nadu will attend an eight-week training camp at the Sanchez Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain. Sansitha Nandakumar (15) and Pragati Natraj (13), in a continuation of Tamil Nadu Tennis Association's policy of promoting young talent, will leave for Spain on May 1.
Sansitha is from Coimbatore and her achievements include winning the 2010 under-18 ITF Juniors title in Sri Lanka, while Pragati has been making mark in the Talent Series tournaments held in the State.
“Our aim is to identify players who can withstand the mental and physical pressure of international training,” said Karti Chidambaram, vice-president, TNTA, at a press conference on Thursday.
Subramanian-Srihari pair triumphs
R.N. Subramanian and Srihari Varghese emerged winners in the North-South category while A. Sridhar and A. Mahadevan won playing East-West in the Open bridge tournament held at the Madras Gymkhana Club here recently.
The results: North-South: 1. R.N. Subramanian & Srihari Varghese; 2. R. Balasubramani & S.V. Sundaram; 3. R. Kannan & N. Niranjan.
East–West: 1. A. Sridhar & A. Mahadevan; 2. B. Balaraman & S.S. David; 3. T.M. Suri and V. Ramkumar .
Armed Police posts win
Armed Police defeated Arise BC 68-65 in the Rising Stars basketball tournament at the Corporation Playgrounds (T. Nagar).
Men: Armed Police 68 (Anand 20, Mohan 12) bt Arise BC 65 (Purushoth 25, Dinesh 17); Indian Bank 60 (Thangadurai 17) bt St. Peter's BC 34 (Divya Prakash 12, Vijay Baskar 10); Sathyabama BC 61 (Ram Kumar 25, Prasanna 20) bt Customs BC 40 (Madhusudan 13, Devanathan 13); ICF 41 (Sikandar 10, Aswin 10) bt Gopalapuram BC 26 (Yazar 13); St. Peter's BC 44 (Heamesh 12, Vijay Baskar 10) bt Marai Malai Nagar 28 (Kannan 11); MTC 60 (Baskar 21, Petch 19) bt Asian 33 (Jayachandran 11).
Women: Golden Eagle BC 44 (Gunabai 16) bt Vaydooth 40 (Divya 10, Fazeela 10) .
Thiruvallur District Football Association will organise the T.P. Ramaswamy Pillai State junior football championship at the CVRDE and HVF-Ajeya grounds, Avadi, near Chennai, between April 29 and May 8.
Teams from 29 districts will take part in the knock-out tournament, which will carry a prize pool of Rs. 25,000.
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