Excelsior Sports Correspondent
SAMBA, Dec 31: Under-16 players of Gen Baaz Singh (GBS) Cricket Club, Badhori defeated Jammu Cricket Club XI and won the opening match of “Say No To Drugs, Join Hands In Nation Building” tournament that got underway at Sports Stadium, Badhori, near here.
Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal who was the chief guest on the occasion inaugurated the tournament while International cricketer, Surinder Singh Bagal was the guest of honour on the occasion.
A limited 25 over match was played between Gen Baaz Singh XI and Jammu Cricket Club XI.
After winning the toss, Gen Baaz Singh XI opted to bat first and scored 192 runs. Vishu and Aditya played valuable knocks of 36 runs each. Sushant also played well and contributed 25 runs.
From Jammu Cricket Club XI, Laith August Sharma took 2 important wickets.
Chasing a big target, Jammu Cricket Club XI, batting line too started their innings on wonderful note hitting the bowl to boundaries and steering quick doubles. Karmanya’s 44 and Dhruv’s 31 raised a hope of win but they could not make a long partnership. Even Laith August Sharma’s performed well and made 24 runs before he got run out, finally the team ending up at 177 runs.
Paras took 3 wickets and Rahul clinched 2 wickets.
While speaking on the occasion, the chief guest, Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, lavished praise for the organizers including Advocate, Ranjit Singh, Jamwal, Rakesh Gupta, Jagdip Singh Jamwal, Jagjeet Singh and Shammi for conducting the tournament with professional standards.
Ace cricketer Surinder Singh Bagal along with other dignitaries also donated a cricket kit on this occasion to Gen Baaz Singh, Badhori Cricket Club.