Union Academy Delhi thrash Govt School Jashpur

Union Academy Senior Secondary School, New Delhi thrashed Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Jashpur in first phase match of the 38th ATS Junior Nehru Hockey Tournament being played at Sector 42 Sports Complex, on Tuesday. In another match of the day, District High School, Purnia scored a 9-0 win over St John High School, Baramulla. In another match of the day, Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports, Rai scored a 9-0 win over Government Higher Secondary School, Kalpi.

Earlier in the day, Kukoo Walia, organising secretary of the tournament informed that the tournament will be played in three phases. 18 teams will lock horns in the first phase divided into six groups. The top six teams from phase one will join six other teams in the second phase which will be given direct entry. The 12 teams in the phase two will be divided in four groups and the top four teams after phase two will join eight other teams which have earned direct entry into the third phase. "The tournament is seeing the participation of the top 32 junior teams of the country and we are hopeful of a successful tournament. Most of the teams have reached and we are also very strict on the issue of over-age players," said Walia in a press conference on Tuesday. Adding further, Walia said one team from Bangladesh is also taking part in the tournament. "We have also invited one team from Bangladesh and we are hopefull of attracting more foreign teams in the near future," added Walia. The prize money for the tournament is more than Rs 2 Lakh and the winning team will be given prize money of Rs 94,000 while the runners-up trophy will be given prize money of Rs 64,000.

Arpit bowls BTS to win
A Three-wicket haul by Arpit guided BTS Cricket Academy to a comprehensive ten-wicket win over SCA Cricket Academy in the opening match of the First BK Sharma U-14 Cricket Tournament played on Tuesday. SCA Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bat first. But their decision soon proved to be a wrong decision as they were bundled out for a paltry total of 53 runs in 16.5 overs. Sahil Garg was the top scorer for the team playing a knock of 11 runs. For BTS Cricket Academy, Arpit claimed three wickets for five runs while Swapnil claimed two wickets for six runs. Shaurya claimed two wickets for eight runs while Parbesh claimed two wickets for seven runs. Chasing an easy target, BTS cricket Academy reached the required target without any loss in just 4.5 overs. Arjit played an unbeaten knock of 29 runs while Parvesh Sharma played a knock of 16 runs. In the second match of the day, Gurgaon Coaching Centre scored a seven-wicket win over Jammu And Kashmir Cricket Academy. Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Academy won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted a total of 118 in 24.4 overs. Shubham and Pushpinder played knocks of 15 runs each. For Gurgaon Coaching Centre, Antun claimed two wickets for five runs while Davinder claimed two wickets for 12 runs. Chasing the target, Gurgaon Coaching Centre made the required runs for the loss of three wickets in 27 overs. Chrag was the top scorer for the winning team playing a knock of 67 runs while Antun played a knock of 14 runs. For the losing side, Rajan claimed two wickets for 26 runs.

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