A four wicket haul,which included a hat-trick,by Arun Sharma (4 for 29) and all-round efforts by Alok Pandey (38 runs; 3 for 25) helped Lucknow Starlets in registering a three wicket victory against UP Timber Club in their super league stage match of the 2nd Askari Hasan Memorial Prize Money Cricket Tournament at Chowk Stadium,Lucknow on Wednesday. Brief Scores: UP Timber Club: 167 all out in 33.3 overs ( Raman Pal Singh 47,Awanish Singh 37,Manish Paswan 34; Arun Sharma 4 for 29,Alok Pandey 3 for 25,Ratnakar Maurya 2 for 29); Lucknow Starlets: 168 for seven in 33.3 overs ( Alok Pandey 38,Javed Anwar 35,Arun Sharma 23,Gaurav Tiwari 17 not out; Abbas Raza 2 for 23,Akhilesh Kushwaha 2 for 49).
UPs Srijan Singh of the seventh seed defeated statemate and second seeded player Aakarshit Mahajan by 7-3 in the under-12 boys singles quarter-finals in the AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament being held at Lucknow.
The Results:Boys under -16 singles (quarter-finals): Himanshu Sagar (Dli; Seed-1 ) bt Siddharth Vishva Karma (UP) 8-7; Vijyansh Sachdeva (Dli; Seed-4) bt Devansh Mani (UP; S-5) 8-5; Vishnu Prasad (Dli S-3) bt Saurabh Ajnar (MP S-6) 8-0; Gautam Anand (UP; S-2) beat Mayank Pratap Singh (UP; S-8) 8-2; Boys under-12 singles (quarter-finals): Yash Yadav (MP; S-1) bt P Verma (MP) 7-1; Ankit Rao (Har) bt Mohd Hamdoon Ansari (UP) 7-3; Sanchit Sikka (UP; S-3) bt Avi Gupta (UP) 7-5; Srijan Singh (UP S-7) bt Aakarshit Mahajan(UP; S-2) 7-3;
Girls under-16 singles (quarter-finals): Ayushi Yadav (UP; S-1) bt Simran Bharti (UP) 7-2; Shubhi Dwivedi (UP; S-3) bt Shivantika Verma (MP) 7-4; Veena Singh (UP) bt Bakul Negi (Dli) 7-0;
Girls Under- 12 singles (quarter-finals): Bakul Negi (Dli; S-1) bt Roopanshi Dixit (UP) 7-5; Yashi Saxena (UP) bt Tanu Kaur (UP) 7-2; Somya Singh (UP S-3) bt Arjija Dangwal (UP) 7-1; Moksha Thukral(UP S-2) bt Sheetal Singh (UP) 7-0;
Boys Under-16 Doubles (quarter-finals): Himanshu Sagar (Dli)/ Shivam Dabas (Dli) bt Mayank Pratap Singh (UP)/ Ankush Pal (UP) 7-2; Arpit Gupta (Uta)/ Ankush Rawat (Uta) bt Ankit Rao (Har)/ Siddharth Verma (Har) 7-3; Vishu Prasad (DLI)/ Devansh Mani (UP) bt Arjun Singh (UP)/ Pushkar Aditya Singh (UP) 7-3; Gautam Anand (UP)/ Sukrat Kashyap (UP) bt Abhilash Nair (UP) / Piyush Trivedi (UP) 7-0;
Girls Under-16 Doubles (semi-finals): Veena Singh (UP)/ Ayushi Yadav (UP) bt Shubhi Dwivedi (UP)/ Meenal Maharwal (UP) 8-6; Moksha Thukral (UP)/ Bakul Negi (Dli) bt Ashna Agrawal (UP)/ Yogita Kumari Rajendra (UP) 8-3.
A five wicket haul by Sandeep Kumar (5 for 21) and all-round efforts by Subash Sahani (32 runs; 2 for 23) went a long way as Gujral Cricket Academy defeated SCC XI by 80 runs in their match of the Friendship Series cricket tournament,in Lucknow on Wednesday.