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JAMMU: Josh Cricket Club (JCC) Bantalab defeated Raipur Cricket Club by 51-runs in the final of Fourth Bhalwal Premier League and lifted the trophy.
The tournament was organised by Sarpanch Rajdev Singh Jamwal to promote local talents and provide a platform to the budding players of the area at Government School Bhalwal, here.
In the final played today, batting first after winning the toss Josh Cricket Club Bantalab set a target of 131 runs for the loss of eight wickets which in reply Raipur Cricket Club failed to chase and was bowled out for 81 runs in 11 overs.
Rafiq of JCC Bantalab was adjudged as Man of the Match for best performance in the final match and Happy was declared Man of the Series for outstanding performance of smashing 128 runs and getting 12 wickets in the tournament.
Rajveer Singh, President Yuva Rajput Sabha J and K, presenting trophy to winner team.
In 40 days long tournament, matches was be held on knock out basis and a total of 64 teams from all over the Jammu province took part.
In the closing ceremony, Rajveer Singh, President Yuva Rajput Sabha J and K, was the Chief Guest who gave away cash prize of Rs 21,000 to the winner and Rs 11,000 to the runner up team. Baba Chanchal Singh and other officials also graced the occasion and witnessed the final match.
Rajveer said that cricket has been traditionally a popular game of the country followed by all ages. Rajveer also thanked the Organsing Committee including Kapil Dev Singh, Harvind Singh, Jatinder Singh, Manjeet Singh and Narinder Singh for organising this cricket tournament at Bhalwal and appealed to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to construct more playgrounds in Jammu to boost the morale of talented sportsmen.
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