VIJAYAWADA: Chittoor prevailed over Kurnool 2-1 while Vizag defeated West Godavari 3-1 in the 24th Andhra senior inter-District hockey knockout tournament at Police Parade Grounds at Guntur on Thursday.
In a closely contested tie, Chittoor’s Ramesh Krishna drew first blood in the 11th minute through a field goal. Kurnool’s G. Eswar equalised by converting a penalty corner in the 65th minute.
In the 69th minute, Chittoor’s Balasubrahmanyam netted the second goal to enable his team emerge victorious.
The day also witnessed Kadapa’s Sunil and Guntur’s M. Ajay Babu scoring a hat trick apiece.
The results: Vizag 3 (G.V. Sankar 2, M. Satya Mahesh) bt West Godavari 1 (S. Teja Babu); Kadapa 8 (Sunil 3, Keerthi 2, J. S. Kumar, Sandeep Raju, Chowri) bt Prakasam 0; Guntur 7 (M. Ajay Babu 3, Shaik Subhani, B. Suresh, G. Harshavardhan, G. Narayana) bt Anantapur 0; Chittoor 2 (Ramesh Krishna, Balasubrahmanyam) bt Kurnool 1 (G. Eswar); Kurnool bt East Godavari 5-4 (via tie-breaker, full time 1-1).
KBN, MBP post wins
Kakarabharthi Bhavanarayana College defeated Railways ‘B’ by two wickets while MBP XI scored a seven-wicket victory over Vasu XI in the KDCA ‘B’ division super league tournament for Devineni Venkataramana and Praneetha Memorial Trophy here on Thursday.
The scores: Railways 111 in 25.5 overs lost to KBN College 112 for eight in 28.4 overs (Khadarvalli four for 52).
Vasu XI 121 in 21.3 overs (Sreenu three for eight, Pandu three for 19) lost to MBP XI 122 for three in 16.3 overs (Hussain 73).
Big wins for Khadir, GCC
Khadir XI and GCC XI scored big wins against SNBTM XI and Guntur Veterans XI respectively in the Guntur District Cricket Association ‘A’ division league tournament at Loyola Public School grounds at Guntur on Thursday.
The scores: Khadir XI 301 for eight in 40 overs (Suresh 65, Srikanth 53 n.o., Sai Ram 40, Sk. Subhani three for 22) bt SNBTM XI 220 in 30 overs (Manjeera 50, Sai Ram five for 55, Mallikharjuna Rao three for 22).
GCC XI 264 in 40 overs (V. Ashok 81, Prabhu five for 60, Srinu three for 45) bt Guntur Veterans XI 152 in 34 overs (Baji 54, V. Ashok six for 35).