H.J. Aussain’s match haul of 10 for 115 set up Dindigul’s convincing 93-run win over Villupuram in the final of the TNCA under-25 inter-district tournament here on Friday.
The scores: Dindigul 288 for seven in 90 overs & 210 for four in 40 overs (P. Krishanmurthy 79 n.o., M. Abdur Rahim 66) bt Villupuram 252 in 87.2 overs (V. Sakthivel 89, K. Vignesh 71, Sridhar Raj 25, M. Mohammed five for 68, H.J. Aussain four for 45) & 153 for eight in 40 overs (T. Sirajudeen 54, V. Sakthivel 38, H.J. Aussain six for 70).
Karpagam in final
Mani Kannan’s lone goal helped Karpagam University (Coimbatore) defeat Thiyagarajar CE (Madurai) and reach the final of the State-level inter-collegiate hockey tournament at the Pandian Saraswati Yadav EC grounds in Svagangai on Friday.
The results: Semifinals: Karpagam University (Coimbatore) 1 (Mani Kannan) bt Thiyagarajar CE (Madurai) 0; American Arts College (Madurai) bt K.R. Educational Institution (Kovilpatti) w/o.
Quarterfinals: Karpagam 1 (S. Gurunathan) bt St. Xavier’s Arts College (Tirunelveli) 0. K.R. Educational Institution 1 (A. Manicka Vasagam) bt Nazarath College of Arts & Science (Chennai) 0.
Thiyagarajar CE (Madurai) 1 (G. Vinoth Kumar) bt Syed Ammal Arts College (Ramanathapuram) 0. American Arts College 3 (S. Karthi 2, P. Soundarapandi 1) bt PSNCET (Kovilpatti) 2 (M. Prabhakaran, N. Deepak Karthi).
Campion AI HSS edged out Srirangam Boys HSS by three runs to win the MAM CE Trophy in the inter-school T20 cricket tournament in Tiruchi on Friday. R. Ramasubbu, associate editor, Dinamalar , and president, Tiruchi DCA, gave away the prizes.
The scores: Final: Campion AI HSS 122 for seven in 20 overs (R.S. Jagadeswara Uthara 42, B. Jayanth 32, S. Sriram 28) bt Srirangam Boys HSS 119 for nine in 20 overs (R. Santhosh Raj 41, A. Tamilselvan 36, R. Rakesh three for 21).
Third place: SBIOA MHSS 161 for five in 20 overs (R. Ashwin 64) bt Kamala Niketan Montessori School 137 for nine in 20 overs (R. Akshay 67, A.R. Mithurson four for 28, R. Sherwin three for 21).
Special awards: Best batsman: R. Santhosh Raj (Srirangam Boys HSS); Best bowler: N. Girish Seshadri (Srirangam Boys HSS); Best all-rounder: R. Akshay (Kamala Niketan Montessori School); Man of the final: S. Sriram (Campion AI HSS); Man of the tournament: B. Jayanth (Campion AI HSS).
Bangalore to host hockey Nationals
The Indian Hockey Federation will host the senior National championship for men in Bangalore in either March or April this year, according to a press release after deliberations in Hyderabad on Friday.