The Kadiri-based Valmiki High School lifted the Coca Cola Cup in the inter-zonal inter-school under-16 tournament, defeating Kakinada’s Bhaskar Talent School by seven wickets in the final at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium here on Thursday.

Batting first, Bhaskar TS made 102 in 35.4 overs with Girinath Reddy scalping three for 36. In reply, Valmiki reached the target in the 22{+n}{+d}over losing three wickets. Girinath came good with the bat too, scoring an unbeaten 58.

The scores: Bhaskar Talent School 102 in 35.4 overs (Girinath Reddy three for 36) lost to Valmiki HS 103 for three for 21.3 overs (Girinath Reddy 58 n.o.).

Man of the tournament: Girinath Reddy (98 runs and five wickets); Batsman: Arvind Kumar Reddy; Bowler: Sri Harshavarshan (all Valmiki HS).

Chess tournament

The 110th district open chess tournament, organised by the Krishna District Chess Association, will be held at the Chennupati Ramakotaiah indoor stadium at Patamata on February 17. Call Naresh at 94935 01506 for details.

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