Mumbai: Venkatesh Devkar and Pranit Naik were both in impressive form and notched up fine hat-tricks for Bombay Republicans and India Rush respectively in the Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana’s 38th Victor D’Mello Memorial Invitational Rink Hockey, a the club premises on Monday.
Venkatesh scored three goals in leading Bombay Republicans to a 8-0 win against Jablonski SC while Pranit accounted for three in his team, India Rush 10-0 routing against Savio Club ‘B’, Andheri. Defending champions Central Railway (women) got the better of Nadiya Hockey 8-0. It was a day of mixed fortune for Savio Club as their A team bounced back to register a 4-3 win over the hosts Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana.
Women: Central Railway: 8 (Ranjita Sanasam 3, Preety Dubay 2, Ramngaizuari 2, Ponnamma M.N.) bt Nadiya Hockey 0;
Men: Union Bank of India: 4 (Navin Kheratkar, Vinit Shetty, Suraj Sham, Prince Chaurasia) bt Sea View SC: 1 (Shelton Carvalho), India Rush: 10 (Pranit Naik 3, Kushal Meghwal 2, Akshay Awhad, Raj Solanki, Tikaram Thakulla, Anuj Singh, Krunal Gohil) bt Savio Club ‘B’, Andheri: 1 (Roncy Patel), Bombay Republicans: 8 (Venkatesh Devkar 3, Darshan Gaonkar 2, Raj Patil, Bhim Batala, Santosh Singh) bt Jablonski SC: 0, Savio Club A, Andheri: 4 (Peter Fernandes 3, Savio Fernandes) bt Willingdon Catholic Gymkhana: 3 (Marcio Fernandes, Ronny Mendonca, Vernon Correa).
Mumbai CC champs
Mumbai Cricket Club defeated Shivsena XI by seven wickets to win the Santosh Kumar Ghosh U-16 Trophy, at Mahim juvenile ground (Shivaji Park) here on Tuesday. Put into bat, Shivseva XI batsmen, barring their skipper Sivam Shah (32), were all at sea while facing the MCC pace and spin attack and were bowled out for 110. Aman Maniar (3-24), Yashim Shaikh (2-10) shared the bowling honours. In reply, Mumbai CC, lost three wickets midway before their captain Ayaz Khan and Tanmay Buram saw them home with seven wickets in hand.
Shivseva XI 110 (Divam Shah 32; Aman Maniar 3-24, Yashim Shaikh 2-10) lost to Mumbai CC 111-3 (Kapil Yadav 26, Prajwal Rai 30, Ayaz Khan 28*, Tanmay Buram 21*; Parikshit Dhank 2-27)
High-five by Vijay
Riding on Vijay Chinnamuthu’s five wicket-haul, Ordnance Factory Sports Club trounced GIC Sports Club by 101 runs in first round match of the Air India Invitation T20 tournament, at the Air India ground, Kalina, here on Tuesday.
Western Railway Traffic SC 158-7 (Deepak Kumar 55, Hitesh Patel 38, Chandras Manchekar 26, Manoj Singh 3-26) bt Times Shield Cricket Team 114 (Manoj Singh 27; Mitesh Makwana 2-1, Bharat Solanki 2-20, Hitesh Patel 2-27); MoM: Hitesh Patel. Ordnance Factory SC 196-6 (Parag Patil 58, Rugved More 49, Yogesh Kashyap 26; Ankit Gautam 2-40) bt GIC SC 95 (Siddharth Kumar 35, Vijay Chinnamuthu 5-13, Parag Patil 2-5, Yogesg Kashyap 2-17); MoM: Vijay Chinnamuthu.
Hriday wins bronze
Hriday Sheth clinched the bronze medal in the U-13 National Schools Chess Championship, which was held in Raipur. Sheth, bagged seven points out of a possible nine games and even played out a tie with the eventual silver medallist, Garv Gour of Haryana. But Gour’s better progressive score led Sheth to settle for the bronze medal.The gold medal was won by Aditya Dhingra from Haryana who scored eight points.This victory also catapults Hriday into 1600 Elo fide rating zone.
Mumbai’s upcoming chess player Hriday, had previously won a bronze medal at the World Schools Chess Championships at Lasi, Romania in 2017. The Maharashtra state champion, Hriday is a trainee at the South Mumbai Chess Academy (SMCA) and has been making rapid strides in establishing himself on the chess circuit.
Hriday’s chief coach FIDE Master Balaji Guttula was very satisfied with the youngsters’ performance and bronze-medal winning effort. “It is very rare to win a bronze medal at this competitive championship like the National Schools Chess Championship.