In and around
Rameshwari spurs Bangalore City XI
*Fine bowling by Rameshwari G (4-4) helped Bangalore City XI score an exciting three-run win over Combined City XI in the KSCA Women’s Twenty20 tournament at the BGS (T) grounds.
Batting first, Bangalore City XI scored 111/7 in 20 overs with P Spoorthi hitting 36. In reply, despite cameos by Rakshitha K (25), Simren Henry (28), Rajeswari (27), Combined City XI could make only 108/5 in 20 overs with Rameshwari being the pick of the bowlers. Combined City XI had posted a six-wicket win over Bangalore City XI in the first tie.
Brief scores: Bangalore City XI: 96/5 in 20 overs (Divya G 25; Rakshtiha K 2-19) lt to Combined City XI: 97/4 in 16.3 overs.
Bangalore City XI: 111/7 in 20 overs (P Spoorthi 36; Rakshitha R 2-18, Rajeswari 2-29) bt Combined City XI: 108/5 in 20 overs (Rakshitha K 25, Simren Henry 28, Rajeswari 27; Rameshwari G 4-4).
Sadashivanagar Club crowned
»Sadashivanagar Club posted a 3-2 win over Bangalore City Institute to claim the State-level inter-club tennis tournament title at the KSLTA tennis stadium.
Results: Sadashivanagar Club bt Bangalore City Institute 3-2 (Sandesh Chouta bt Nagesh 7-5, 6-3; (45-50): Deepak Narang/ Dr Sadanand Hegde lt to Basappa/ Mahesh 2-6, 1-6; Kodhandaram/ Mahesh Kalro lt to Vasant Madhav/ Venkatesh 1-6, 1-6; (51-55): NS Shashikumar/ Rajasekhar bt Pathi Mahesh/ Krishna Raju 6-0, 6-1; (56-60): Chandrakant Halgali/ Ramanna Gunnal bt Kiran/ Dr Ramesh 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.
Naeemuddin, Ponnanna shine
»Goals from Naeemuddin and Ponnanna helped Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) edge past Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) 2-1 in the KSHA Ozonegroup Super Division hockey league championship at the KSHA stadium on Monday.
In the second match, Kalyan Bengra (20th) and Mahesh Shinde (52nd) sounded the board as Maratha Light Infantry (MLI), Belgaum beat Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) 2-1.
Results: HAL: 2 (Naeemuddin 12th, Ponnanna 64th) bt DYSS: 1 (Kusha 13th); MLI, Belgaum: 2 (Kalyan Bengra 20th, Mahesh Shinde 52nd) bt BEML: 1 (Somanna 66th).
Rajamurugan wins Mr Matrix title
*Rajamurugan of Fitness Adda clinched the Mr Matrix 2013 title edging out G Balakrishna of Rocks Multi Gym in the State-level bodybuilding competition held on Sunday.
Results: Supertall: G Balakrishna (Rocks Multi Gym) 1; Alwyn Paul (Universal Gym) 2; Karthikshkar (Rocks Multi Gym) 3. Tall: Rajamurugan (Fitness Adda) 1; Sunil Kumar (Universal Gym) 2; Hemanth Kumar (Fitness Adda) 3. Medium: Keshav Kumar (Fitness Hub) 1; R Vivek (Impact Gym) 2; G Abhishek (Fitness Inn) 3. Short: Mohammad Hussain (Golden Gym) 1; B Rajesh (Elite Gym) 2; Chandra B Malik (Rocks Multi Gym) 3.
Weightlifting, powerlifting c’ship
*The Bangalore University, in association with the Directorate of Physical Education, will conduct an inter-collegiate weightlifting and powerlifting championship for men and women on February 14 and 15 at the Government First Grade College (KR Puram) premises. For further details, contact: R Srikanth (PED): 94486 20169.