Easy for SZ Police

South Zone Police registered a comfortable win over Pattiveeran Patti BBC in the second round of 35th State-level basketball tournament here on Sunday.

The results :

Origin BBC, Tuticorin bt GRU, Gandhigram 38-25; South Zone Police, Madurai bt Pattiveeran Patti BBC 68-45; Gopalan Memorial BBC, Madurai bt St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchi 54-34; Hindustan College of Arts & Science, Chennai bt Pegasus BBC, Madurai 48-33.

Devendra Kumar shines

T. Devendra Kumar’s five-wicket haul set up a seven-wicket win for Vasantha Sweets CC, Dindigul over Majestic CC, Dindigul in the first division of the TNCA-DDCA league at the RVS grounds here on Sunday.

In another second division match at the PSNA ‘A’ grounds, an unbeaten century by S. Santosh Kumar helped Yuvaraj Youngster CC, Palani to a 32-run win over Orange Shirts CC, Dindigul.

The scores:

I div: Majestic, Dindigul 126 in 31 overs (T. Devendra Kumar five for 28, D. Jeevanandam three for 12) lost to Vasantha Sweets, Dindigul 128 for three in 18.3 overs (M. Hariprasath 73 n.o., R. Viswanathan 31).

II div: Yuvaraj Youngster, Palani 167 for seven in 25 overs (S. Santosh Kumar 103 n.o., A. Pradeep 25, S. Karthik three for 44) bt Orange Shirts, Dindigul 135 for seven in 25 overs (R. Mughil Azhagan 42).

III div: Sri Subramanya CET, Palani 117 in 20.1 overs (M. Sivasakthi 42, E. Dharmaraj 35) lost to NPR, Natham 120 for two in 19.4 overs (R. Karthikeyan 41 n.o., R. Aghilan 32 n.o.).

Nagoorkani scores hat-trick

Nagoorkani’s hat-trick helped Nehru FC thrash Pandian Saraswathy Yadava Engineering College 5-1 in the MDFA ‘B’ division league at the Don Bosco ITI grounds here on Sunday.

The results :

‘A’ div: (At MGR Stadium): Sethu FC 3 (Gabriel 2, Raja 1) bt Don Bosco FC 1 (Prabhu); TVS Soccer Club 0 drew with ACME Sports Club 0.

‘B’ div: High Court FC 4 (Justin 2, Anand 1, Rajesh 1) bt Victoria FC 1 (Vivek); Bosco FC 1 (Jokkin) drew with Vaigai FC 1 (Sudharshan); P.G. Govindarajan Memorial FC 4 (Thesing Raja 2, Kalidas 1, Selvaraj 1) bt Lilly’s FC 0; Nehru FC 5 (Nagoorkani 3, Jagadeesh 1, Yogesh 1) bt Pandian Saraswathy Yadava EC 1 (Prasanth).

Hard-fought win for Virudhunagar

Virudhunagar beat Chennai 26-24, 19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-10 in a gruelling five setter in the boys’ quarterfinals of the State-level sub-junior volleyball championship (boys and girls) here on Sunday.

In an equally hard-fought match, Erode defeated Madurai 25-17, 19-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14 in the girls’ section.

The results (quarterfinals) :

Boys : Dharmapuri bt Tiruvarur 25-22, 23-25, 25-16, 25-20; Cuddalore bt Tirupur 25-15, 25-22, 18-25, 25-15; Namakkal bt Vellore 25-20, 25-14, 25-17; Virudhunagar bt Chennai 26-24, 19-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-10.

Girls : Salem bt Perambalur 25-12, 25-8, 25-8; Kancheepuram bt Karur 17-25, 20-25, 27-25, 25-16, 15-8; Tirupur bt Chennai 26-24, 25-22, 25-18; Erode bt Madurai 25-17, 19-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14.

RVM, DJM in semifinals

RVM, DJM, KM, and Sri Ganesh entered the semifinals of the district-level T20 cricket tournament, organised by Edge Fighters CC and Thanjavur DCA, here on Sunday.

The scores (quarterfinals): RVM 144 for two in 20 overs (B. Narendran 57 n.o., Muhamed Muzaiyen S.M. Bijli 41) bt ICG 107 in 16.4 overs (Kalyanasundaram 29, Rajkumar 25, P. Sarathkumar three for nine).

Edge Fighters 131 for seven in 20 overs (C. Sivaneshganth 50, P. Kishore Kumar 35, M.B. Manoj Kumar four for 23) lost to DJM 133 for eight in 18.2 overs (M. Rifaudeen 40, Chandrasekar three for 25).

KM 153 for five in 20 overs (A.J. Adhi 50, R. Vivek 37, Eshwar four for 32) bt Noble Fighters 133 in 18.5 overs (Kumar 26, Prasath 25, Anbalagan four for 20).

Sri Ganesh 140 for eight in 20 overs (R. Viji 31, Alex Daniel 28, K. Praveen three for 11) bt BKM 134 for seven in 20 overs (Manivannan 45).

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