Winners and runners of annual league championship were given away cash awards and prizes by Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association at a function held at ACA-VDCA stadium here on Saturday.

APEPDCL CMD H.Y. Dora, who was the chief guest, gave away trophies to winners and runners of the VDCA League for clubs and institutions held in May. D.S. Varma, vice-president of VDCA, presided.

VDCA general secretary K. Parthasaradhi lauded the outstanding achievements of K.Nitish Kumar Reddy, who was awarded the Best Player of the Country in the Under-16 category by BCCI, and also V. Pushpalata and M. Durga who represented Andhra in under-19 category. He hoped that these players would represent India in future.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Dora stressed on the importance of fitness and playing the game in true spirit and commitment to reach higher levels and play for the country.

He congratulated the winners and runners. Prizes were also given away to best individual performers in their respective divisions on the occasion.

VDCA office-bearers D Sanjeev, S. Ravi Shankar, AP Naidu and GT Prasad were present. S.S.R.K. Prasad proposed a vote of thanks.

Following are winners and runners of the league championship:1st division:1 Gajuwaka Greens CC, 2 ECoRSA, 2nd division:1 Victoria CC, 2 Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, 3rd division: 1 Royal CC, 2 Vizag Blues CC, 4th division:1 Classic CC, 2 Yellamanchili CC, 5th division: 1 Shivaji CC, 2 Modamamba CC, 6thdivision:1 Friends CC, 2 Stallions CC, Institutions: 1 Eastern Naval Command, 2 City Police.

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