HYDERABAD: Wesley Junior College won The Hindu Trophy under-19 cricket tournament defeating St. John's Church Junior College by 50 runs in the final at Gymkhana Grounds here on Wednesday.

The three-day final was converted into a one-dayer after the first two days' play was affected by heavy rains.

Batting first, Wesley was bowled out for 138 in 45.3 overs with Junaid Rafai (35, 3x4, 1x6) and Habeeb Ahmed (36, 3x4) being the main scorers. The others found the bowling of Ravi (three for 29) and Dilip, Harsha and Benjamin Thomas who picked two wickets apiece, too good to handle.

In reply, Wesley bundled out the opponents for 88 in 32.4 overs with Ashwin Yadav (three for 41) and A. Lalit Mohan and Vikas Babu picking two wickets apiece.

Habeeb Ahmed of Wesley College was named `player of the tournament' which was given away by international chess player Lanka Ravi. World junior rapid chess champion and GM P. Harikrishna gave away the prizes.

Former Test star and vice-president of HCA, S. Venkatapathi Raju, Dr. M.V. Sridhar, D.S. Chalapathi, Narender Goud, all vice-presidents of HCA, were also present. P. Ranga Reddy, Regional Manager, The Hindu (Hyderabad), assured those present of continued support for the event in future also.

Nikhilesh shines

Nikhilesh's 93 (9x4, 3x6) helped Don Bosco High School to record a 135-run win over Jubilee Hills Public School in the semifinal of Glendale Trophy inter-schools (under-13) cricket tournament here.

In another semifinal, Rama Rao five for 16 was the highlight for Hyderabad Public School (Begumpet) in its tied match against Gowtham Model School. HPS was declared winner by spin of coin.

The scores: Semifinals:

Gowtham Model School 64 (Rama Rao five for 16) tied with HPS Begumpet 64 for nine. HPS won by spin of coin.

Don Bosco High School 183 for five (Nikhilesh 93, Tony 35) bt Jubilee Hills Public School 48 (N. Vinay four for 14).

Secunderabad Sporting wins

Secunderabad Sporting Club scored a 3-2 win over Royal Club in the A-2 Division hockey league championship at Begumpet Police Stadium here. For Sporting, Haseeb struck twice in the 25th and 38th minutes and Javeed in the 52nd minute. For the losers, Srikanth and Deep Singh were on target.

Raj Kumar wins title

Ch. Raj Kumar with seven points emerged champion in the S.R. Datta memorial open prize money chess tournament organised by Dronacharya Chess Academy here. Aditya Vikas was placed second.

Final placings: 1. Ch.Raj Kumar 7 pts, 2. B.Aditya Vikas, 3. Praveen Prasad, 4. G.V. Srinivas, 5.A. Kumar, 6. S.V.C. Chakravarthy, 7. M.Y. Raju, 7. V. Bhavana Sharma, 9. J.K. Raju, 10. A. Sudarshan.

Jubilee Hills PS wins

Jubilee Hills Public School won the fifth K.M. Munshi memorial cup cricket tournament defeating Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan by 29 runs in the final.

Special prizes were given to M. Pradeep (best batsman, player of the final and tournament), M. Dheeraj Reddy (best bowler), Harsha (best wicketkeeper), Akshay (best fielder).

The scores: Jubilee Hills Public School 150 for eight (M. Pradeep 46, Dheeraj three for 22) bt Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 121 (Dheeraj Reddy 66, M. Pradeep four for 18, Srujay three for 22).

CRPF School advances

CRPF School scored a 15-9, 10-15, 15-13 win over St. Martin School in the eighth, annual YMCA Kargil Victory Sports Festival at Hyderabad YMCA here.

The results:

Kho kho: Girls: Wesley bt Brilliant 14-0; ICFAI Republic bt Brilliant School 10-2; Shantiniketan bt Slate The School 6-1.

Volleyball: Boys: Sacred Heart bt St. Martin HS 4-15, 15-7, 15-10; AECS bt St. Antony 15-9, 10-15, 15-13; CRPF bt St. Martin 15-9, 10-15, 15-13; St. Joseph's bt Brilliant Grammar 15-8, 15-1.

Kabaddi: Boys: Wesley bt Oxford Grammar 65-25; St. Martin's bt Brilliant Grammar 21-10; Slate bt ICFA 28-10; Master Grammar bt Brilliant Grammar 36-5. Girls: Sri Krishna bt Slate 38-8.

Basketball: Boys: KV Picket bt St. Joseph's Habsiguda 22-2; CRPF bt St. Joseph's King Koti 28-6; HPS Ramanthapur bt St. Joseph's 15-2; Gitanjali Devashala bt ICFAI 17-2.

Easy win for Adarsh

Adarsh XI scored a comfortable, 41-run win against Spoorthi in the Goodwill Cup corporate cricket tournament here.

The scores: Adarsh 202 for nine (Sandeep 50) bt Spoorthi 161 for nine (Shekar four for 31).

Pharma Blues 176 for four (Anil 58) bt Cistron CC 128 (Tanuj 51, Ram Mohan five for 24).

Referees Board

Hyderabad District Volleyball Association president T. Gopal told the media that the referees' board of the district remains the same with former international referee Ashok Kumar as the convenor. He clarified in a statement that the release issued by some parties regarding the change in the board was false and has been withdrawn immediately.

SAI scholarships

The Sports Authority of India stated that the scholarship demand drafts for University, State and national-level sportspersons of Hyderabad and Secunderabad region are available in the SAI Office at Begumpet Police Stadium. All the players who received the intimations about the same, may collect the drafts during office timings from K. Srilatha Reddy, Assistant Director, SAI (STC, Secunderabad).

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