SBT `B' lifts title

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUG. 21. State Bank of Travancore `B' crushed Masters CC by seven wickets and lifted the title in the G.V. Raja memorial all-Kerala cricket tournament at the Medical College ground here on Friday.

Poor running between the wickets let Masters CC down as five batsmen were dismissed in that manner. Masters CC could not capitalise on its good start and could muster only 154 for nine in 40 overs. The total was never going to stretch SBT `B' which cantered home in the 26th over. Jagadish and S. Ramakrishnan struck half-centuries for the bankmen.

The scores:

Masters CC 153 for nine in 40 overs (Sachin 51, Mausam Nathani 40, Deepu 30) lost to SBT `B' 154 for three in 26 overs (Jagadish 54, S. Ramakrishnan 50, Itty Cherian 30, Rajesh three for 40).

Special awards: Man of the final: S. Ramakrishnan; Man of the series: Jagadish; Best batsman: Manikandan; Best bowler: Anil Kumar; Best all-rounder: Raiphy Vincent Gomez; Best fielder: Prasanth; Best wicketkeeper: Vinan G. Nair; Fastest fifty: Sachin; Promising youngsters: Jithinmon.