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All-round show by Venkatesh

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: Venkatesh’s all-round performance (three for 17 and 59 not out) helped Pon Vidhyashram book a place in the final of the Friends inter-school cricket tournament after beating Loyola International School by four wickets.

The scores: Semifinals: Loyola International School 122 in 19.4 overs (Hari Prasath 62 n.o., Ritvik three for 24, Venkatesh three for 17, Vitesh three for 20) lost to Pon Vidhyashram 126 for six in 19.4 overs (Venkatesh 59 n.o., Venkatesh three for 25); Nellai Nadar MHSS 169 for five in 20 overs (Kishore 35, Mano Balaji 30, Md. Saif Ullah 72, Matheswaran three for 17) bt Chettinadu Hari Shree Vidyalayam 89 for nine in 20 overs (Harish Prabu 30, R.K. Hari Ram three for 14, Mano Balaji three for 10, M.S. Narendran three for 14).

American College HSS advances

American College HSS (Madurai) defeated SAI (Salem) 79-53 to enter the semifinal league of the Mahendran memorial State-level schools basketball tournament on Thursday.

The results:

Quarterfinals: American College HSS 79 (Aravind 24, Anuganth 12, Muthukumar 11) bt SAI (Salem) 53 (Ajith Kumar 12, Muinbek 10, Kavsigan 12); MCTCM (Chennai) 72 (Karthi 27, Kannan 16) bt National HSS (Mayiladuthurai) 51 (Raghunath 17, Jayaraj 16); Sherwood Hall 60 (Nikhil Pandian 22, Tarun Parandaman 14) bt St. Peter’s 59 (Imran 16).

Earlier results: National HSS (Myladurai) 75 (Jayaraj 20, Raghunath 22) bt SKV HSS (Kurinjipadi) 44 (Seetharaman 15); St. Peters’ (Chennai) 68 (Surya 14, Vingesh 13) bt NLC 46 (Sundarraj 15); MCTCM 69 (G. Karthi 12, M. Madhusudan 15) bt NSVV School (Pattiviranpatti) 65 (Jeenantham 24); American College HSS 80 (Anuganth 24, Muthukumar 12) bt Sherwood Hall 72 (Tarun 14, Nikhil 16).

Srihari & Sunil pair triumphs

The pair of Srihari Verghese and Sunil Verghese won the Mylapore Club monthly bridge tournament with a score of 62.73 IMPs playing North-South. Meanwhile, the duo of R. Balasubramanian and K.S. Swaminathan came first with a score of 62.43 IMPs playing from East-West direction.

Other placings: North-South: 2. S.V. Sundaram & R. Vishwanathan; 3. K.V. Ranganath & C. Mohanakrishnan.

East-West: 2. A. Sridhar & S. Kailasam; 3. T.M. Suri & S. Rajaram.

Inter-club squash tournament begins

The three-day V.P. Thirumurthy Memorial Trophy inter-club knock-out squash tournament began at the Madras Cricket Club courts on Thursday.

The host MCC (‘A’ & ‘B’), Gandhi Nagar, Cosmopolitan (‘A’ & ‘B’) and Madras Race Club are the clubs participating in the tournament, which is into its sixth edition.

The events are open singles, veterans’ (above-50) singles, and open doubles comprising two open doubles and one veterans’ doubles.

Ajit Kumbhat, vice-president & chairman, sports committee, MCC, thanked the sponsor VST Group of Companies.

Hemant Mehta, captain, MCC squash team, was also present on the occasion.

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