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Local girl Anuja surprises top seed Farah Khan

Express News Service

MUMBAI, SEPT 28: Local girl Anuja Thakur upset National champion and top seed Farah Khan 3-1 on the second day of the CCI Ladies Invitational snooker championship. Anuja won 47-56, 45-25, 45-34, 53-43.

The highest break of the day, 60, was recorded by Varsha Majumdar in the second frame of her match against Pooja Galundia. Varsha won 58-27 81-7 52-66 83-25.

Other results: Jagruti Patel bt Sangeeta Hemchand 3-1; Ashwini Puranik bt Meenal Bairagi 3-2; Neeta Sanghi bt Heena Khandelwal 3-0; R Uma Devi bt Usha Khandelwal 3-0; Pooja Galundia bt Meenal Bairagi 3-1; Judith Walia bt Jagruti Patel 3-0; Varsha Majumdar bt Sangeeta Hemchand 3-1.

Shakti flexes muscle

A fine spell of left-arm spin bowling by Shakti Prasad reduced Vijay Manjrekar XI to 78 for four wickets from 51 without loss, in reply to Vijay Merchant XI's 250, on the second day of the three-day MCA under-19 selection trials for the Sportstar Trophy at Brabourne Stadium today.

Brief Scores

Vijay Manjrekar XI 250 in 105.4overs (Abhijit Shetty 49; Praful Mahajan 3-84) vs Manjrekar XI 78-4 in 40 overs (Kamran Choudhary 32, Shakti Prasad 3-12); Khandu Rangnekar XI 111-3 in 43 overs (Prasad Ptil 75; Rohan Ganpule 2-31) vs Dattu Phadkar XI.

Rima Jhaveri rallies

Rima Jhaveri of Cathedral & John Connon staged a brilliant rally to overcome Aanchal Vaswani of GD Somani in the sub-junior girls quarter-final of the Surf Excel Greater Mumbai district badminton championships at CCI today. Rima won 7-11 11-7 13-12.

RESULTS

Boys sub-junior (2nd round): Swapnil Vyahavarkar bt Chintan Navalkar 15-2 15-0; Satyajeet Deshpande bt Vivek Kapadia 15-2 15-7; Aniket Limaye bt Mehul Pai 15-8 15-1; Rohit Prabhu bt Nilesh Gavaskar 15-7 15-4; Shahrukh Naik w/o Zarir Warden; Sushil Sawant bt Siddharth Kothari 15-4 15-11; Ranbir Batra bt L Swaminathan 15-11 15-12; Animesh Kejriwal bt Janil Desai 15-0 15-0.

Boys midget (QF): Rohit Prabhu bt Devarsh Shah 15-3 15-6; Abhinav Shukla bt Param Gandhi 15-2 15-0; Harsh Jhaveri bt NikhilMansukhani 15-4 15-3; Aditya Kini bt Saurabh Joshi 15-2 15-6.

Boys mini (QF): Harsh Jhaveri bt Shantanu Pendse 15-1 15-1; Sumeet Nankani w/o Jeet Sawant; S Surjur bt Tushar Tawde 15-1 15-1; Amay Merchant bt Sagar Mandkar 15-0 15-1.

Girls sub-junior (QF): Shivani Mayekar bt Pooja Brar 11-2 11-0; Rima Jhaveri bt Aanchal Vaswani 7-11 11-7 13-12; Maitreyee Nigwekar bt Ketki Rajsimha 11-7 11-2; Aditi Kulkarni bt Namrata Gandhi 11-2 11-0.

Girls midget (QF): Maitreyee Nigwekar w/o Anurisha Kothari; Priyanka Tawde bt Girija Swaminathan 11-5 11-3; Aanchal Vaswani bt Anagha Bhide 13-10 11-4; Rima Jhaveri bt Aditi Parikh 11-4 11-1.

Parth, Jeshal in squad

Parth Maniar and Jeshal Randeria, both of Mithibai, will head Mumbai's challenge in the Maharashtra school judo championship at Amravati next month. The 45-member team was selected at the DSO divisional championship held at Lady Vissanji School, Andheri on Sunday.

TEAM

Boys U-14: Kumar Shirke (Dr Shirodkar), Jay Dedhia (Sebastian), DhimanShah (Cathedral), Anish Ozarkar (OL Salvation), Akshay Mittal (Cathedral), Jehangir Jijibhoy (Cathedral), Rahul Gupta (Joseph's).

Boys U-17: Pradeep Golecha (Sebastian), Abhishek Chaurasia (Sebastian), Nibhrant Shah (Cathedral), Varun Raj (Jones the Evangelist), Adesh Karekar (John's), Anand Ghotge (Scottish), Hanoz Faruzan (Lady Vissanji), Mangesh M (Janata).

Boys U-19: Rajesh Nayak (Chinai), Mithilesh Salunkhe (Ruparel), Shashank Kadam (SIES), Ketan Sawant (Chetna), Gaurav Khot (Ruia), Harsheel Shah (Mithibai), Hasmukh Sokhi (Bhavan's), Parth Maniar (Mithibai).

Girls U-14: Jyoti Banderkar (Anne's), Pinky Maske (Anne's), Mansi Vora (IES), Yashodhara Patil (IES), Shraddha Chaurasia (Anne's), Afshan Virani (Vissanji), Sharon Sequeira (John's).

Girls U-17: Medhna Shah (Sebastian), Maitri Katwa (Sebastian), Chanda Mashilkar (Scottish), Apeksha Shah (Sri Ram), Sambhavi Kulkarni (Vachha), Nirali Mody (MA High), Unnati Desai (Vissanji).

Girls U-19: Bharti Adhikari (Chinai), Vyoma Mehta (NM), GeetaDhungara (Chinai), Yashashree Phansalkar (NM), Sonal Ghadge (Ruia), Aruna Daryanani (Podar), Snehal Divekar (Ruia), Jeshal Randeria (Mithibai).

Kashte, Gavande win

Vijay Kashte (LIC) and Sharda Gavande (CR) won the men and women events in the Orlem Sports Council Limca road races held on Sunday. The event was co-sponsored by YS International, Bank of Baroda, New India Assurance, RL Family Trust, Borosil and Cadbury's.

RESULTS

Men (12.5 kms): Vijay Kashte (LIC) 43.5 min, Satyender Chauhan (INS Hamla); Boys U-20 (8 km): Baliram Disale (SAI) 27 min, Hitesh D (Road Runners); Boys U-17 (5 km): Hakar Haryksha (Dominic Savio) 16:36.6, Vivek P Singh (Prabodhan); Boys U-14 (3 km): Kailash Rao (Bhavdevi, Dahisar) 10.30 min; Prashant Vartak (VPM Sports); Boys U-12 (2 km): Mathias Coutinho (Holy Family, Andheri) 7:22.5, Prakash Baldaniya (Bhavdevi); Boys U-10 (1 km): Pankaj Parkar (Bhavdevi) 3:00.8, Kirti Tak (Bhavdevi).

Women (5 km): Sharda Gavande (CR) 18:54.7, Arti Malekar (Prabodhan); GirlsU-17 (3 km): Vanita Kode (Shree Sai) 11:54.2, Suvarna Mavle (Prabodhan); Girls U-14 (3 km): Swati Pawar (Shree Sai) 11:31, Dipali Ingale (Chowgule); Girls U-12 (2 km): Ramaiya Rao (Bhavdevi) 3:37.1, Neha Rane (Sai Krida); Girls U-10 (1 km): Rama Shrikande (NPK) 3:37.1, Kamal Khokar (Xavier's, Andheri).

Rangers lift title

Kalina Rangers defeated Black Boys (Parel) 1-0 to win the 11th Open rink football tournament, sponsored by Pepsi and Ritter Pens, and organised by St Xavier's ESA Sports Club, Vile Parle. Pravin Gothad scored the matchwinner off a Rupesh Sukhtankar centre in the 19th minute of the first half.

Hari scores

Top seed Hari Vaishampayan was stretched by Jayde in the Open chess tournament organised by Anant Mitra Mandal, Dombivli. Schools boys Gaurav Gupte and Sanket Kulkarni held Ashok Pednekar and Ramdas Bhogle respectively to draws.

Copyright © 1999 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.

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