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SSC (Black) wins the Bison Cup

Sunendra Sports Club (Black) won the Bison Cup with an 11-9 win over SSC (Green) in the penalty shoot-out final of the Hyderabad Polo Season at the Bison Polo grounds here on Wednesday.

Both the captains — Dhruvpal Godara (SSC Black) and Abhimanyu Pathak (SSC Green) — agreed to decide the issue via penalty shoot-out due to rain.

The result: Final: SSC (Black) 11 (S. Wadhawan 1, Surya Bahadur Thapa 1, Panchal 4, Dhruvpal Godara 5) bt SSC (Green) 9 (Kaushik Kumar 4, Tejveer Singh Jhala 1, D.S. Jodha 2, Abhimanyu Pathak 2).

Absolom scalps six

Medium-pacer Alfred Absolom's six for 56 for State Bank of Hyderabad was the highlight of its drawn encounter against Andhra Bank in the A Division (three-day) league cricket championship match curtailed by rain here.

The scores: A Div. (three-day) league: SBH 225 & four for one drew with Andhra Bank 175 (N. S. Arjun Yadav 33, Alfred Absolom six for 56).

Sathwika shines

Sama Sathwika of Hyderabad defeated Citymate Sai Dedeepya 6-0, 6-1 in the under-14 singles semifinals and Jithasha Shastri 6-0, 6-2 in the under-16 semifinals of the Super Series tennis tournament in Ahmedabad.

The Hyderabad girl also made it to the under-16 doubles semifinal partnering Harshar. The pair downed Ishwari and Shristhi 6-0, 6-2.

Loyola in semifinals

Loyola College scored a solitary goal win over CMRCET to enter the semifinals of the fourth Sachdev Sports Cup inter-collegiate football tournament.

RDT FC (Anantapur) also made it to the last-four stage with a 2-1 win over Wesley Junior College.

The results: RDT FC (Anantapur) 2 (Veeranjaneyulu 2) bt Wesley JC 1 (Abhijith); Loyola DC 1 (Avala) bt CMRCET 0.

OU coaching camps

The Osmania University women’s basketball coaching camp will be held at the RBVR College (Narayanaguda) at 6.30 a.m. from Sept. 20. All the players should report to coaches Pruthviraj and Anuradha at the venue.

The OU baseball coaching camp for men and women will be held at the Marredpally PG from Sept. 20. Players should report to Syed Farooq Kamal and R. Harinarayana Rao at the venue.

The OU coaching camps in volleyball and badminton for women will be held at the L.B. Stadium at 6.30 a.m. from Sept. 19. For details contact Prof. L.B. Laxmikanth Rathod, Secretary, IUT, at the Dept. of Physical Education, OU.

Sub-jr. kabaddi

The 25th State sub-junior inter-district kabaddi championship for boys will be held at the G. Pulla Reddy Memorial HS, Dilsukhnagar, from Sept. 20 to 22.

The State teams for the sub-junior Nationals will be named based on the performances here.

Inter-school football

The Airtel Rising Star’s inter-School (under-16) football tournament will be held at Nizam College (from Sept. 20), Trimulgherry Village ground (Sept. 23) and Gymkhana (Sept. 26). Forty teams will fight it out in the event to be played on a knock-out format.

For details, call 94927 28100 or 9010 03955.

Amway’s gesture

Amway India Ltd has donated Rs.1 lakh to the Sports Coaching Foundation (Masab Tank) here as part of latter’s efforts to ‘Build India through Sports’ scheme for under-privileged youngsters.

Prasanth slams ton

D.B. Prasanth Kumar’s 124 for South Zone-1 was the highlight of the drawn encounter against North Zone-1 in the ACA senior inter-zonal tournament here on Wednesday.

The scores: North Zone-1 324 and 173 in 43.2 overs (Sumanth 46, Bhaskar Reddy five for 32, Naresh three for 53) drew with South Zone-1 118 and 183 for eight in 57 overs (D.B Prasanth Kumar 124, Sankar Rao five for 72).

Good knock by Jayawardhane

Jayawardhane’s unbeaten 73 helped ACA XI to score 151 for four in the second innings against Central Zone in the ACA inter-zonal under-19 tournament at CSR Sarma College grounds here on Wednesday.

The scores: ACA XI 186 and 151 for four in 52 overs (G. Jayawardhane 73 n.o., Kiran Kumar 25) vs. Central Zone 131 in 48.4 overs (K. Rajeev 48, K. Kranthi Kiran 29, M. Anjaneyulu four for 19, K. Bheema Rao three for 31, C.R. Tejeswar three for 25).

At Vijayawada: South Zone 145 for two in 72.2 overs (C.H. Kranthi Kumar 64 batting, C.R. Gnaneshwar Rao 37) vs. North Zone.

Badminton academy

A badminton academy is to be set up near Kanuru in Vijayawada by the PVP Group of Companies with former all England champion Pullela Gopichand.

“The academy will be called PVP-Gopichand Badminton Academy. It will cater to the needs of the badminton lovers of the coastal Andhra Pradesh,” said Group chairman Prasad V. Potluri on Wednesday.

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