IOB, Chennai and EME, Jalandhar thrashed PCTC, Bangalore and Indian Bank, Chennai respectively to storm into the semifinals of the Lakshmi Ammal memorial fifth all-India hockey tournament, conducted by K.R. Educational Institutions, at the Lakshmi Ammal Polytechnic college grounds here on Thursday.
The results: Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai 9 (Shunmugam 3, Vinoth Rayer 3, Adam Sinclair 2, Harmanpreet Singh) bt Pioneer Corps Training Centre (PCTC), Bangalore 4 (Rajesh, Cyprian Aind, Antony Hemrom, Dinesh Kumar).
EME, Jalandhar 6 (Heranj 3, Biraj Ekka, Gurjinder Singh, Sulandar Munda) bt Indian Bank, Chennai 2 (Satheesh, Philip Martin).
Rohit scalps four
Rohit’s spell of four for 13 restricted Vasantha CA, Dindigul to a paltry 44 in reply to AVM CA, Chennai’s score of 135 in the inter-academy under-14 cricket league conducted by Vignesh Sports Club for the A.V.M. Vignesh sports trophy at the PSNACET grounds in Dindigul on Thursday.
Theni DCA 96 in 23.2 overs lost to Ramnad DCA 98 for four in 19.2 overs (Mani Bharathy 31 n.o.).
Dindigul DCA 114 in 27.3 overs (B. Ilam Valuthi 41, N. Sushil 35, Vivek three for 37) lost to Tiruchi DCA 115 for five in 20.4 overs (J.S. Kesava Kumar 37).
Jahir CA, Vedasandure 135 for six in 30 overs bt MGCA, Chennai 102 in 29 overs (R. Saran Manikandan three for 17).
AVM CA, Chennai 135 in 25.2 overs (N. Neeraj Kumar 35, Pradeep three for 21, Akash three for 30) bt Vasantha CA, Dindigul 44 in 18.3 overs (Rohit four for 13).
IOB posts win
IOB defeated DLW 71-46 in a men’s league match of the 55th all-India basketball tournament, organised by Karur Basketball Club, at Karur on Thursday.
The results (league):
Men (LRG Naidu Trophy): IOB, Chennai 71 (Abhilok 18, Aravindh 15) bt DLW, Varanasi 46 (Rakesh Yadav 20); Indian Navy, Lonavala 68 (Faizal 14, Settu 14) bt Indian Air Force, New Delhi 61 (Shivraj Singh 16, Ashutosh Rai 12).
Customs, Chennai 54 (John de Plato 19, Saravanarajan 13) bt Indian Army, New Delhi 53 (Gopal 22, Mayur 11); ONGC, Dehradun 60 (Trideep Rai 22, Riyazuddin 12) bt KSEB, Thiruvananthapuram 47 (Edvin Irvin 11, Ashin Xavier Philip 10).
Women (KCP Indirani Memorial Trophy): Southern Railway, Chennai 59 (Raja Priyadarshini 16) bt Kerala Police 35 (Neenumol 13).
HAL in last four
HAL, Bangalore scored a 6-3 win over Cochin Port Trust in the quarterfinals of the 48th annual all-India football tournament for the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad trophy at the United Sports Club in Tuticorin on Thursday.
HAL, Bangalore 6 (M. Mani 2, R.C. Prakash 1, Emmanuel 1, Gowtham 1, Kingsley 1) bt Cochin Port Trust 3 (Anzar, Anoj, Kichu).