Floodlights XI arrest Police Officers
Floodlights XI recorded a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Police Officers on Friday evening, at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary, Georgetown in a feature 25-over softball match.
The cops won the toss and without hesitation decided to take first strike; they only mustered an inadequate 119 from 24 overs, while Floodlights XI, in reply, and romped to 122-2 in the 15th over.
Man-of-the-match Ramesh Sunich led the way for the winners with a cameo 34, which included a spectacular extra-cover six and a solitary four. He was admirably supported by the inform Derick Ramoutar, who weighed in an unbeaten 32.
Linden Wilson snatched two wickets for 24 runs off three overs for the hosts.
Earlier, watched by a relatively large crowd, the Officers began things shakily losing wickets at regular intervals. With a heavy outfield due to overnight rain, boundaries were hard to come by. Welden Blannunm was the only stand out batsman with a patient 23.
Michael Sultan was the other principal scorer with 19 as Pitamber Maharaj snared four wickets for 22 runs from his allotted five overs, while the veteran Mike Singh grabbed three for six from four economical overs.
At the presentation ceremony both teams received prizes. The winners collected a trophy, while Sunich took home one was well. On the losing side, the best batsman was Blannum; best catcher was Shivpersaud Bacchu; best fieldsman went to Ray Jeffrey and best bowler was awarded to Wilson.
On the winning side, Ramoutar was the best batsman; best bowler was Maharaj; best fieldsman was Bedi Ramjewan and best catcher went to Ramchand Ragbeer.
All trophies were sponsored by Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and City Mall in Georgetown.