HYDERABAD: Centuries by Santosh Yadav (134) and Ahmed Quadri (134) for State Bank of Hyderabad in different matches, were the highlights of the A-Division (three-day) league cricket championship here on Wednesday.
Santosh, who was on 92 overnight, duly completed his century which included 16 fours against BDL and in the process helped his team score an imposing 411. In reply, BDL was two for one at close of play on second day.
In another match, Ahmed Quadri’s century including 12 fours and five sixes enabled SBH score 391 in reply to Evergreen’s 207 in the first essay. In the second innings, Evergreen was struggling at 27 for two at close of play.
The scores: A-Division (three-day) league: SCRSA 206 & 47 for two drew with Deccan Chronicle 151 (M. Suresh five for 18).
India Cements 411 (Md. Faiz Ahmed 145, Santosh Yadav 134, Habeeb Ahmed 46, M.P. Shoaib four for 98) vs BDL two for one.
Evergreen 207 & 27 for two vs SBH 391 (Daniel Manohar 76, S. Anoop Pai 53, Ahmed Quadri 134, Ramakrishna Agroya seven for 129).
Ensconse 448 (M.A. Rizwan 72, Md. Imran 189 not out, B. Yaseen 48, Minash Gabriel four for 156) vs MP Colts 261 for two (Azmath Khan 79, Sandilya 92 batting).
ACA Secretary’s XI takes trophy
ACA Secretary’s XI lifted the S. Mastan Rao Memorial Trophy for the ACA seniors’ selection match defeating ACA President’s XI by nine wickets at IGMC stadium here on Wednesday. Chasing 105 for victory, ACA Secretary’s XI reached the target for the loss of one wicket.
The scores: ACA President’s XI 253 and 254 in 91.1 overs (Lenin 98, A. G. Pradeep 62, T. K. Ganesh Kumar four for 79, Sarath Babu three for 33, A.G. Praveen Kumar three for 36) lost to ACA Secretary XI 403 and 105 for one in 16.3 overs (Rishi Chowdary 46 n.o.).
VDCA players’ list
List of players selected for the VDCA under-16 inter-zone tournament is available at the VDCA office in GVMC stadium, Visakhapatnam and the selected players have to report at the VDCA office at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
West Godavari District Chess Association under the auspices of Andhra Pradesh Chess Association will conduct the State u-11 selection tournament for boys and girls in V.K.T Auditorium at Tadepalligudem on June 28 and 29. The AP teams to take part in the National u-11 championship to be held at Ahmedabad from August 23 to 31 will be elected on the concluding day.
Chess for children
The Dronacharya Chess Academy will organise a tournament for children at the Vasavi Club, opposite Meera theatre, Khairtabad, Hyderabad on June 28 and 29.
The tournament is open to all members of the academy, aged below 16 years. It will be conducted in accordance with the latest FIDE rules on a seven-round Swiss League format. Y. Sameer Kumar (9246344435) and B.K. Ravi (9246522690) have more details.
The Anandnagar Welfare Association will conduct an inter-school table tennis tournament at its academy located in Prakasam Vidyaniketan High School, opposite Khairtabad MRO Office, Anandnagar Colony, Khairtabad, on June 28 and 29. Entries close with M. Deepesh Singh (9989998586) or with officials at the venue (23307805) on Thursday at 5 p.m.