Coimbatore: Host SNR Sons College notched up a seven-wicket win over Kongunadu College of Arts and Science in the final of the Bharathiar University inter-collegiate Zone ‘A’ cricket tournament at the SNR grounds here on Thursday.
After restricting the visitor to 137 for eight, the host scored the required runs in a shade less than 20 overs. Earlier, Bharathiar University Departments, thanks to fine knock of 97 by Sampath, defeated KG College of Arts and Science by 52 runs and wrested the third spot.
Final: Kongunadu CAS 137 for eight in 25 overs (Dilip 45, Harish 35) lost to SNR Sons 138 for three in 19.3 overs. Third place: Bharathiar University Departments 183 for seven in 25 overs (Sampath 97, Prabhakaran three for 36) bt KG CAS 131 for nine in 25 overs (Prabhakaran 34, Karthick three for 14, Naresh four for 19).
Nirmala, NGP post wins
Nirmala and Dr. NGP won both their league matches with relative ease in the Bharathiar University inter-collegiate ball badminton tournament for women at the Kamban College of Arts and Science on Thursday.
The results: Quarterfinals: Vidyasagar bt Kovai Kalaimagal 29-6, 19-29, 29-7; Navarsam bt Kamban CAS 29-11, 29-17. League: Dr. NGP bt Vidyasagar 29-7, 29-8; Nirmala bt Navarasam 29-2, 29-10; Dr. NGP bt Navarasam 29-12, 29-11; Nirmala bt Vidyasagar 29-5, 29-3.
Life Spring Sports Condo will conduct a badminton camp for children in the 10 to 15 age group at its premises from September 25 to October 2. Former national player, R. Stanley Vincent, will coach the players. For details, contact Venkatesh at 98948 47291.
Southern, East Coast, Western, North Eastern, Northern, South Central, Eastern Railways and RPSF entered the quarterfinals at the end of the league stage in the all-India RPF & RPSF inter-zonal volleyball tournament in Tiruchi on Thursday.
The results (league):
RPSF bt North Frontier 25-20, 25-20; South Central bt Eastern 25-18, 25-22; Northern bt West Central 25-17, 25-21; East Coast bt South East Central 25-11, 25-21; North Central bt North Western 25-20, 25-10; Southern bt Western 25-7, 25-21; Western bt Central 25-12, 25-15; North Eastern bt South East Central 25-17, 21-25, 25-20; South Central bt North Western 25-17, 25-12; Eastern bt North Central 25-21, 23-25, 25-19; RPSF bt West Central 25-14, 25-3; Northern bt North Frontier 22-25, 25-22, 25-14; East Coast bt North Eastern 25-17, 25-7; Southern bt Central 25-7, 25-7; South Central bt North Central 26-24, 25-16; Eastern bt North Western 25-18, 25-15; RPSF bt Northern 25-18, 25-13; North Frontier bt West Central 25-23, 25-15.
Theni Tigers wins
Theni Tigers defeated Friends XI by 53 runs in a first round match of the Theni DCA Twenty20 cricket tournament for the Balu Alaganan Trophy at Theni on Thursday.
The scores (first round):
Bharath Niketan Engineering College 111 for six in 20 overs (Tamil 38) bt Madurai Kamaraj University Evening College 52 in 13.5 overs.
Theni XI 105 for four in 20 overs (Mogul 40, Santosh three for 25) lost to Theni CAS (Veerapandi) 106 for three in 14.2 overs (Karupu 43 n.o.).
Theni Tigers 142 in 20 overs bt Friends XI 89 in 16.5 overs.