Indian Bank emerge victorious in state-level invitation hockey tourney

G Gnanavel’s brace (17’, 62’) enabled Indian Bank to beat IOB 3-2 in the final the Indian Bank state-level invitation hockey tourney, held at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium here on Thursday.

Published: 17th March 2017 03:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2017 03:41 AM   |  A+A-

With goals from G Gnanavel and V Surendar, Indian Bank, Chennai, overcame IOB 3-2 in the final on Thursday | d sampathkumar

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: G Gnanavel’s brace (17’, 62’) enabled Indian Bank to beat IOB 3-2 in the final the Indian Bank state-level invitation hockey tourney, held at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium here on Thursday.
Results: Final: Indian Bank, Chennai, 3 (V Surendar 1, Gnanavel 2) bt IOB 2 (D Muthuselvan 1, Harmanpreet 1). MoM: Raheel (IOB). 3rd place: ICF 2 (M Iyappan 2) bt Central Excise 1 (John 1). Player of the tournament: G Gnanavel.

IOCL ‘A’ in lead
IOCL ‘A’ heads the table, at the end of the 5th round of the team event at the 28th PSPB inter-unit chess tournament. BPCL is in the second spot. In some of the interesting games on Thursday, Praggnanandhaa of ONGC drew with SS Ganguly of IOCL. Mahalakshmi also of ONGC drew with Dronavalli Harika of IOCL.
Earlier in the 4th round, MR Lalith Babu of IOCL ‘A’ defeated K Sasikiran of ONGC, which helped IOCL ‘A’ to bag a lead in the event.
Results: Round 5: ONGC ‘B’ lost to IOCL ‘A’; BPCL bt ONGC ‘A’; IOCL ‘B’ bt HPCL; AOD lost to EIL; NRL lost to MRPL.

Surendhar scalps nine
M Surendhar’s dream spell of nine for 46 was the feature of  Venkateswara Cricket Club’s 13-run win over Jubilee Cricket Club in a TNCA Fourth Division ‘B’ Zone league match.
Brief scores: II Division ‘B’: ICF Sports Association 264/9 in 50 ovs (S Omesh 99, V Bharath Hariharan 62; NS Harish 4-41) bt Egmore Recreation Club 225/9 in 50 ovs (K Deeban Lingesh 74, R Sachit Rai 45; VS Karthikeyan 3-46). IV Division ‘B’: Venkateswara Cricket Club 191/7 in 50 ovs (K Namasivayam 61, P Ravindra Babu 45; V Karthik 3-29) bt Jubilee Cricket Club 178/9 in 50 ovs (CV Varun 76; M Surendhar 9-46). Jupiter Sports Club 230/9 in 50 ovs (B Prasanth 60 no, RS Mohit Hariharan 43; K Vetri Dinesh Kumar 3-42) bt Triplicane Cricket Club 178 in 47.2 ovs (V Hariharan 41, J Karthik 41; RS Mohit Hariharan 4-41). Eagle Cricket Club 172 in 43.5 ovs (A Lakshmi Narayanan 63; R Ramesh 4-36) lost to Social Cricket Club 176/5 in 43.5 ovs (M Pradeep 53 no, M Prasanth 39). Purasawalkam Cricket Club 238 in 50 ovs (K Sivakumar 60, Shubhang Mishra 51, G Shyam Sunder 47; L Naveen 3-59, S Senthil Kumar 3-46) bt Sridhar Cricket Club 117 in 29.4 ovs (R Rahul 5-35). Bunts Cricket Club 280/4 in 50 ovs (TK Gowthama Raj 91, VA Jagadeesh 66, Jesu Babu Honeymen 42) bt City Central League 136 in 47.1 ovs (Huzefa M Patel 4-30).

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