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Hat-trick by Shiva

Winger Shiva scored a hat-trick to help Nizamabad defeat Gachibowli 4-1 in the inaugural R. D. Abharanam memorial hockey tournament, organised by Hockey Hyderabad, here on Sunday.

The results: Nizamabad 4 (Shiva 3, Ravi 1) bt Gachibowli 1 (Sati Mahesh); Rasoolpura 5 (Sailesh 2, Mahinder 2, Vijay 1) bt Royal club by 0.

Vatnani moves up

Lucky Vatnani beat K. Srinivas 52-33, 65-44, 73-20, 24-65, 57-58, 55-34 in the quarterfinal of the DVS Raju memorial State-level snooker tournament at Film Nagar Cultural Centre here.

The results: I. V. Rajiv bt Sandeep Reddy 62-28, 53-27, 45-54, 49-5, 64-78, 58-3; Pandu Ranga Rao bt G. Kiran Kumar 45-69, 76-63, 65-42, 47-70, 56-15, 69-41; James Sunder Raj bt D. Arvind Kumar 63-35, 30-90, 86-1, 34-59, 86-29,38-72, 64-32; Lucky Vatnani bt K. Srinivas 52-33, 65-44,73-20, 24-65, 57-58, 55-34.

Teja, Ravi Kumar and Dhiren qualify

M. Teja Suresh, K. Ravi Kumar and T. Dhiren garnered six points each out of seven rounds to qualify for the FIDE chess tournament to be held at DRRMC stadium from July 31. They will represent Krishna district.

The organisers also gave away special prizes for the following age group winners.

U-5: Hanish Gandhi, U-7: Karthikeya, U-9: Ranadheer & Vaishnavi, U-11: Hari Surya Bharadwaj & Mounica Akshaya, U-13: B. Vamsi & Sai Samhitha.

Roshan hits unbeaten ton

T. Roshan Sai (100 no.o.) helped Nellore to 291 in 61.3 overs against Kurnool in the three-day ACA South Zone u-25 inter-district tournament at Tirupati on Sunday. In the other match, Kadapa made 322. In reply, Anantapur made 36 for six at close of play.

The scores: Kadapa 322 in 72.3 (Md. Rafi 71, Ahmed Basha 50, Harikrishna 49, Abdul Razaak 43, Jagadish 37, Vineel Kumar five for 74, Sivaraj three for 79) vs Anantapur 36 for six in 18 overs.

Nellore 291 in 61.3 overs (T. Roshan Sai 100 n.o., Prem Sagar 40, Venkateswarlu 30, Kamruddin six for 68) vs Kurnool 55 for four in 17 overs.

Big win for Krishna

Krishna, powered by 121 by S. Meghana, defeated Prakasam by 164 runs in the ACA Central Zone senior women’s inter-district tournament at ACA women’s academy at Guntur on Sunday.

The scores: Krishna 282 for nine in 50 overs (S. Meghana 121, R. Kalpana 49, G. Dhana Lakshmi 33, Y. Rama Devi three for 38) bt Prakasam 118 for six in 50 (T. Mallika 73, P. Vineela three for eight).

Manoj scores century

Manoj Kumar’s 115 helped Krishna score 238 in 77 overs against West Godavari in the ACA Central Zone u-25 inter-district tournament for the K.V. Chalam memorial trophy at IGMC stadium here on Sunday.

At Ongole, Guntur made 244 in 69.3 overs and in reply Prakasam was 69 for no loss in 18 overs.

The scores: At Vijaywada: Krishna 238 in 77 overs (A. Manoj Kumar 115, T.K. Ganesh 35, K. Chandra Sekhar Naidu four for 48, T. Durga Prasad three for 28) vs. West Godavari 43 for two in 11 overs.

At Ongole: Guntur 344 in 69.3 overs (P. Manohar 117, P. S. Raviteja 70, M. Gopinath 47, R. Atchut four for 116) vs. Prakasam 57 for no loss in 18 overs.

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