An impressive century by Rahul Kamboj went in vain as his team's Lucknow Cricket Academy was defeated by Shubham Club in their semi-final match of the 2nd Shivesh Ranjan Mazumdar memorial cricket event at Northern Railway Stadium, Lucknow on Friday. Rahul scored 108 runs off 104 balls which included 13 boundaries as well. Batting first, LCA mustered 215 runs losing wickets in the given 35 overs. In reply, Shubham Club romped home after attaining the set mark in 34.5 overs with wickets to spare. Brief Scores: LCA: 215 for in 35 overs ( Rahul Kamboj 108, Meesam Hussain 72; Azeem Siddiqui five for 38); Shubham Club: 218 for five in 34.5 overs ( Yash Arora 55, Azeem Siddiqui 47, Sumit Soni 34, Upendra Singh 34; Raj Singh five for 33).
Uttar Pradesh bagged the runners-up trophy in both the men's and the women's section in the West Zone Handball Championship organised at Gujarat from March 26 to 28.
President UP Handball Association (UPHA) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur and its general secretary Anandeshwar Pandey have congratulated the players for their performances in the event.
The UP team included: Women's section: Sonika Soni, Rekha Yadav, Sanju Dubey, Swarnima Jaiswal, Rashmi Nishad, Srishti Agarwal, Sonalika Yadav, Shiva Singh, Soni Sahu, Alka Chaudhary, Anuja Verma; Men's section: Abhijeet Rai, Sanjeev Kumar Singh, Vijay Singh, Ramesh Singh, Anupam Singh, Akhilesh Kumar Verma, Diwakar Singh, Shatrughan, Sandeep Rai, Rakesh, Arpit Yadav, Anuj, Ratnesh Kumar, Santosh Kumar, Nand Kishore, Praveen Kumar Mishra.
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