It was a bright day for the four Childrens Academy teams participating in the MSSA Inter School Vollyball tournament at the Azad Maidan as all four won their respective matches without dropping a set.
The team from Thakur Complex beat Sardar Patel 25-21,25-22 in the second round of the boys U-16 category. Academys team from Ashok Nagar and Malad were also victorious in the same category,when they beat Shishuvan (Matunga) 25-22,25-23 and Saifi High School 25-12,25-15 respectively.
Results: Boys U-16 second round: Childrens Academy (Thakur Complex) bt Sardar Patel 25-21,25-22; Parle Tilak (Vile Parle) bt MD Bhatia (Ghatkopar) 25-21,25-22; Childrens Academy (Ashok Nagar) bt Shishuvan (Matunga) 25-22,25-23; Smt HM Nanavati (Vile Parle) bt AVBM Agarwal 25-17,25-22; Lady R & SM Vissanji (Andheri) bt Amulakh Amichand (Matunga) 25-17,25-22; Childrens Academy (Malad) bt Saifi High School 25-12,25-15; Lexicon Global bt Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar 25-11,25-16; Girls U-14 second round: Childrens Academy (Malad) bt Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar 25-19,25-20; Madhavrao Bhagwat bt Shri Mamabai 25-13,25-22; Amulakh Amichand bt JB Vacha (Dadar) 25-01,25-09.
Maxwells ton propels Fatima HS
Fatima High School (Vidyavihar) batsman Maxwell Swaminathans ton against St Teresa propelled his side to a 156-run lead in their Harris Shield plate division encounter. Chasing St Teresas lowly 162 in the first innings,Swaminathan led his sides charge with a wellpaced 121. The Vidyavihar side was eventually bowled out for 318 and St Teresa finished at 27 for the loss of one wicket at stumps.
VPMS Vidyamandir (Dahisar) 172/10 and 128/10 (Rishi Oza 96; Darmit Dhanak 3/21,Manav Doshi 3/30) vs Our lady of Remedy
(Kandivali) 83/10 and 76/2; Cardinal Gracias (Bandra) 94/10 and 242/10 (Anirudh Choudhary 80,Kishan Yadav 53; Vaibhav Sawant 4/67,Kunal Dhoke 5/98) vs Paranjpe Vidyalaya (Andheri) 169/10 and 54/3; St Teresas High School 162/10 and 27/1 vs Fatima High School (Vidyavihar) 318/10
(Maxwell Swaminathan 121,Kevin DSouza 69; Nikhil Shirke 5/95).
Mumbai FC drew Bagan
Mumbai FC played out a 1-1 draw against Mohun Bagan in the round 14 clash of the ILeague at the Kalyani Stadium in Kalyani on Wednesday afternoon. Mohammed Rafi gave Mumbai an early lead but Mohun Bagan salvaged a point thanks to a late equaliser from substitute CS Sabeeth. Both sides now have 15 points from 13 matches with Mumbai extending their unbeaten run to four games. Mumbai had the perfect start to the game as they went in front as early as in the 10th minute. A corner from Nicholas Rodrigues was headed on by Anwar Ali to Rafi whose half volley found the back of the net.
Mohun Bagan were guilty of poor marking there and struggled to impose themselves in the first quarter of the game with Mumbais Yusif Yakubu causing problems to their defence.
The home side wasted a golden opportunity to equalise midway through the first half when Christopher Chizoba sent Manish Bhargav clean through on goal but the youngster
couldnt test Mumbai keeper Nidhinlal as his effort was blocked.
The visitors also suffered a blow as defender Anwar went off with an injury and was replaced by Afghan international Ahmad Arash Hatifie.
Amish Khamkar,Anthony Coutinho and Anil Jadav,all in the boys under-20 category,stole the show on a day when athletes from Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Savio Sports Club dominated the 2nd Arjun Prabodhani-Mumbai Suburban Athletic Championships,hosted by Arjun Prabodhani at SAI Sports Complex in Kandivali.
Amish,who had won gold in the 100 m sprint on the first day,added gold in triple jump and a silver in the 400m events. For Anthony,another Savio boy,it was the gold in the 400m and 800m events as well as silver in triple jump. SAIs Anil Yadavs liking for distance events was apparent evident as he outpaced all his rivals to win the 5000 m and 10000 m races.
Among the girls,Kinjal Dalvi,of VPM Sports Club,bagged golds in the Shot put and hammer throw events,while SAIs Ankita Bhuvad struck three golds in the 100m hurdles,high jump and long jump events in the girls under-16 category. Also sharing the days honours with them was Chembur Trackmasters Abhirami Prasannan,who emerged best in the 100m hurdles and 800m in the girls under-16 section.
Boys U-20: 100m: Amish Khamkar (Savio SC); Triple Jump: Amish Khamkar (Savio SC); 400m: Anthony Coutinho (Savio SC); 800m: Anthony Coutinho (Savio SC); 5000m: Anil Yadav (SAI); 10000 m: Anil Yadav (SAI); Boys U-18: 800m: Leon Poorekohsandi (Track Masters); 400m: Leon Poorekohsandi (Track Masters); Girls U-20: 100m: Anagha Dhawle (SAI);
800m: Prerna Joshi (VPM SC); Girls U-18: 800 m: Abhirami
Prasannan (Chembur Trackmasters); 100m hurdles: Abhirami Prasannan (Chembur Trackmasters); Girls U-16: Long Jump: Ankita Bhuvad (SAI); High Jump: Ankita Bhuvad (SAI); Shot put: Krithika Krishnakumar; Discuss Throw: Krithika Krishnakumar; 1000m: Mayuri Sutar (Dr Naravanes SA); 3000m: Mayuri Sutar (Dr Naravanes SA).