Panchkula: A fine all round performance by Harish Garg (63,2 for19) enabled Godrej Cricket Club to beat Infosys XI by five wickets in the final match of the IVth Proflex Cup League Cricket Tournament organised by Cricket Federation of India at Sector 3,Cricket Stadium,Panchkula on Tuesday. On winning the toss,Infosys XI chose to bat first. Their openers Ajit Nair (47) and Raghav Seghal (23) put up a good show with their attacking and resilient batting display. They scored at a brisk rate. Their partnership of 50 runs came in first five overs. Thereafter,Godrej CC introduced Vijay Pal and Naresh Dhingra in the bowling attack. The change worked wonders for the Godrej team,as the duo bowled well in tandem and claimed five wickets between them. Vijay Pal (3 for 22) and Naresh Dhingra (2 for 26) helped Godrej team restrict Infosys outfit to 82 runs in 15 overs. Later Sahil Aneja (39) and Ujjawal Tickoo (27) staged a fightback for Infosys and helped their team score 159 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 25 overs. Batting second,Godrej CC raced to the target for the loss of five wickets in 21 overs. Harish Garg (63) scored the highest runs for the winning team. Harish was involved in a match-winning 75 runs partnership with captain Vaneet Chawla who scored 32 runs.
Before the match began,a two-minutes silence was observed in the memory of cricket coach R.P.Chopra who passed away few days back.
Infosys XI: 159 for 9 in 25 overs (Ajit Nair 47,Sahil Aneja 39,Ujjawal Tickoo 27,Raghav Seghal 23,Vijay Pal 3 for 22,Naresh Dhingra 2 for 26,Harish Garg 2 for 19) Godrej CC: 160 for 5 in 21.4 overs (Harish Garg 63,Vaneet Chawla 32,Harpreet Sunny 31,Sanjay Ahuja 22,Lakshya Awasthi 2 for 31,Gautam Gulati 2 for 35).
Sanjeevs ton helps Satluj Public School clinch title
Panchkula: Led by Sanjeev Dhiman’s (101 no) unbeaten impressive knock,Satluj Public School recorded a five-wicket win over Satluj Stunner Cricket Academy in the final match of the three-match Friendship Series,in Panchkula on Tuesday. With this win,Satluj Public School clinched the series 3-2. Batting first,Satluj Stunner Cricket Academy posted a total of 239 runs for the loss of five wickets in 30 overs. Saurav Kumar (65),Ahashwat Sharma (56) and Akash Yadav (45) were the chief architects of Satluj Stunner Cricket Academy innings. In reply,Sanjeev Dhiman played a superb knock of 101 runs to romp his team home. Sarpreet Gill too played a smashing innings of 76 runs to help Satluj team record the win.
Satluj Stunner Cricket Academy: 239 for 5 in 30 overs (Saurav Kumar 65,Ahashwat Sharma 56,Akash Yadav 45,Sanjeev Dhiman 2 for 13) lost to Satluj Public School: 243 for 5 in 29.2 overs (Sanjeev Dhiman 101 no,Sarpreet Gill 76,Saurav Kumar 2 for 23,Ankur Gupta 2 for 23)
Junior Nationals wrestling championships in May
Chandigarh: As many as 800 wrestlers will be seen in action in the 32nd Junior boys (Freestyle and Greco-Roman) and 15th Female (Freestyle) junior wrestling championships to be held at Sector 10 ink Hall from May 9 to 12. According to Darshan Lal,general secretary of Chandigarh UT Wrestkling Association,more than 800 wrestlers,including girls,from 25 states and Union Territories will compete in the two junior nationals. The weighing-in and medical will be done on May 9 while bouts will be held on May 10 to 12 from 8 am onwards. Darshan informed that various committees will be soon constituted by the Chandigarh UT Wrestling Association,headed by Punjab Director General of Police SS Saini,for the smooth conduct of the junior Nationals. The Wrestling Federation of India is likely to select the Indian probables for the national coaching camps for the forthcoming international competitions. All WFI selectors and other office-bearers and technical officials will be present during the junior Nationals. The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) officials will take the samples of the winners as well as at random for analysis by the WADA certified agency in New Delhi to contain the menace of doping among sportspersons. Meanwhile,the Chandigarh State Junior Wrestling Championship will be hosted on April 11 and 12. The first two position holders in each category will attend a coaching camp. The Chandigarh team will also be selected during the state coaching camp.