Local round-up: Arundhati, Kiko claim U16 titles

Arundhati Ramesh (left) and Aania Adap

Arundhati Ramesh and Kiko Wiryawan bagged the U16 girls and boys titles respectively at the ISC Open Table Tennis Tournament on Tuesday.

In the girls final, Arundhati shrugged off the loss of the first two games to beat Aania Adap 9-11, 3-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9.


Kiko Wiryawan (left) and Shounak Kelkar

Kiko put in a superlative display to defeat fancied Shounak Kelkar 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3, 11-8 in the boys' title clash.

ISC annual tennis for members from Friday

The annual tennis tournament for members of the Indian Social Club (ISC0 will be held from Friday at the club’s tennis court in Darsait.

The tournament is also open to trainees at the club’s coaching facility. Competitions will take place in men's singles, doubles, veterans' singles, U10, U12, U14 and U16 (boys and girls) and junior doubles event.

BGO shocks Alpha in Filipino basketball

BGO stunned defending champion Alpha Movement Specialist 80-74 to launch its campaign in the Filipino Muscat Ballers Basketball Tournament in style at the Oman Club courts recently.

BGO's Mark Viado scored a game high 20 points while last year’s Most Improved Player Austin Parole chipped in with 15 points. Jayr Tejano added to the BGO tally with 15 points.

Ronnie Hernando and Karl Lorion led the scoring for Alpha with 16 and 12 points respectively.

ISWK and ISM record massive victories

Jeel Tanna's unbeaten 131 helped Indian School Wadi Kabir (ISWK) trounce Indian School Ghubra (ISG) by 143 runs in an Oman Cricket U16 clash at Al Amerat on Saturday.

ISWK scored 275 for three in 30 overs with Yash Toprani (64) and Joel Biju (45) being the other notable contributors.

In reply, ISG was tottering 56 for six and was bowled out for 132 in 26th over. Nihal Poojari claimed three wickets.

Brief scores: ISWK 275-3 in 30 overs (Tanna 131 n.o., Toprani 64, Biju 45) beat ISG 132 all out in 25.5 overs (Vrishab Gladwin 46; Poojari 3-38, Swasthik Sundara 2-26).

In another U16 match, Indian School Muscat (ISM) handed Indian School Nizwa (ISN) a ten-wicket thrashing on Saturday.

Opting to bat first ISN was restricted to 118 for eight in 30 overs.

An unbeaten opening wicket partnership between Azam Ali (60) and Chahel Balasubramaniyan (50) in just 13.5 overs guided the team to an easy victory.

Brief scores: ISN 118-8 in 30 overs (Hassan Gilani 28; Paritek Mistry 3-16) lost to ISM 119 for no loss in 13.5 overs (Ali 60 n.o., Balasubramaniyan 50 n.o.).

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