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Army wins titles

Arin Kumar
Monday, April 07, 2014

ARMY maintained its unbeaten streak in the Suva Cricket Association and will get to keep the Perpetual Cup till the beginning of next season.

The side easily beat Yadrana in the final of the competition on a wet Albert Park pitch on Saturday.

Yadrana won the toss and elected to bat but were all out for 71 runs with Taione Batina as their top run scorer with 29 runs.

Army's bowlers claimed quick wickets with Mesui Talebula taking two wickets for 12 runs; Jone Seuvou took two for eight runs and Kitione Tavo took two for 11 runs.

Army reached the target of 72 runs without losing any wicket in just 10 overs. Captain Tupou Colati top scored with 37 not out and Seuvou contributed 19 runs not out.

Association vice-president Alex Konrote said the final was fitting way to end the season.

"Also after the final, we had our first ever awards ceremony," he said.

"The awards are incentives for the players and teams for their efforts this season.

"We hope the awards will be a motivation for the players and teams for the next season."

Awards:

New Find of the Season: Delaimatuku Sokoiwasa, Most Improved Team of the Year: Komo, A-grade runner up: VICC, A-grade Champions: Ono-i-Lau, Bowler of the Season: Samu Draunivudi, Batsman of the Season: Saimoni Matakali, All-Rounder of the Year: Vuli Turagnikoro, Team of the Year: Army, 4th Premier: Sarafui, 3rd Premier: Komo, Premier Runner-Up: Yadrana, Premier Champions: Army.





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