Basha brace helps Central Excise beat SAI in Indian Bank hockey tournament

Central Excise (Chennai) beat SAI 3-1 in the state-level invitation hockey tournament for the Indian Bank Trophy, on Tuesday at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium.

Published: 15th March 2017 03:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2017 03:50 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Central Excise (Chennai) beat SAI 3-1 in the state-level invitation hockey tournament for the Indian Bank Trophy, on Tuesday at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium.

Hassan Basha sounded the board twice for the winners, and Machaiah once. Vinodhan, who netted SAI’s consolatory goal via a penalty corner, was adjudged Man of the Match.

Results: Central Excise Chennai (Hassan Basha 17, 67; Machaiah 20) 3 bt SAI (Vinodhan 66, pc) 1; ICF Chennai 3 (Deepak Parashuram 1, pc, 11, pc; Dhileepan 66) bt Southern Railways Chennai (Dwarakan 32, Varma 53, Manoj 65) 3 (ICF won 5-4 via penalties).

BPCL win
BPCL beat EIL 4-0 in the first round of the 28th inter-unit PSPB chess tournament, organised by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, in Chennai. Eleven teams from nine public sector units are participating in the tournament.

Results (Team event Round 1): ONGC A 4-1 Oil India; BPCL 4-0 EIL; IOCL A 4-0 HPCL; IOCL B 4-0 AOD; ONGC B 4-0 MRPL.

Tennis tourney
SSN College will organise the SSN Open 2K17 national-level tennis tournament for U-25 and U-15 age groups at their premises from March 22 to 25. Entries close on March 20 for the `1 lakh prize money tournament. Outstation players will get free accommodation. Entries can be mailed to For further details, contact: 9444139220 or 96006 51817.

Sathish cracks ton
S Sathish Kumar’s 100 helped FSCA thrash Lucas TVS by 125 runs in their TNCA-Thiruvallur DCA League Third Division match. S Aravinda also chipped in for the winners with an unbeaten 72.
Brief scores: Division I: Fine Star CA 148 in 36.1 ovs (S Karthik 68; R Divakar 3/26, V Hemanth Ram 3/31) lost to Parthasarathy MCC 149/5 in 33.1 ovs (CS Rohit Kumar 83 no; P Shijit Chandran 4/36). Division II: SSCA 155/7 in 30 ovs (D Alexander David Raj 3/32, R Prashanth 3/39) bt Wheels India RC 149 in 29.2 ovs (M Sakthivel 44; K Vijayan 4/33). Division III: FSCA  211/2 in 30 ovs (S Sathish Kumar 100, S Aravinda 72 no) bt Lucas TVS 87 in 16.3 ovs ( D Sushil Raj 3/18).

TDCA selection trials
Thiruvallur District Cricket Association (TDCA) will conduct selection trials for various age groups  at Gojan Engineering College (Edapalayam, Redhills) from April 14 to 23. Domiciles of Thiruvallur district are eligible. Players should also be registered with any of the clubs that are affiliated with TDCA or TNCA. Application forms will be available at the TDCA office March 15 onwards. Last date for submission of completed forms is April 10. For details, contact: 9444441817, 98404 82220.

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