Action packed encounters witnessed as GT&T T10 awareness program concludes
Several exciting matches were witnessed when the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company T10 awareness program culminated Sunday evening last at the Uitvlugt Community Center Ground WCD.
Persistent rains threatened to ruin the day’s play but in the end the sun came out in all its glory allowing several matches to be played; albeit reduced overs. In the first match Wolf’s Warriors continued to dominate the tournament, defeating Wales United by 24 runs. Wolf’s Warriors won the toss and batted scoring 85-3 in 8 overs. Amrit ‘Rocky’ Jairam lashed a blistering unbeaten 42 (5×6) to take the batting honours while Sunil Bachan (2-14 from 2 overs) was the best bowler for the opposition.
Wales United made a valiant effort but was undone by some good bowling by Amrit Jairam who supported his batting performance with figures of 2-7 from 2 overs.
The second match was contested among the females and saw Marshon SC defeating Monar Institute by 10 runs. The eventual winners batted first and made 34-1 in the revised 5 overs; Nikita Singh top scored with 15. Best Bowler for Monar Institute was Ingrid Moreno (1-5 from 1 over). In their turn at the crease, Monar Institute could only muster 24-2 when their overs expired.
The third match was contested between Mahaica Queens and Mahaica Princess ‘A’ with the former team prevailing by 6 wickets after winning the toss and sending in the opposition. They were restricted to 30-1 in 5 overs with Shonette Duke (19) top scoring.
Mahaica Queens benefited from 18 extras and eventually wiped off the required total (34) in 4.5 overs while conceding 4 wickets. Hemwattie Singh (2-1 from 1 over) was the best bowler for the opposition.
Mahaica Queens returned later in the day to defeat Mahaica Wreckers by 7 wickets after Mahaica Wreckers batted first and made 26-2 in 5 overs. Once again extras top scored (8). In reply Mahaica Queens made 27-3 in 4.4 overs with extras again being the top scorer (12).
Meanwhile, Mr. Royston Rachpaul in delivering closing remarks congratulated the winners while expressing delight at the level of discipline demonstrated by all of the participating teams. He reminded the cricketers of the impending GT&T T10 competition slated for early next year and beseeched the players to get ready for stiff competition. He further reminded the players that the prize money for next year’s competition has been doubled.
The program was organised by the Guyana Softball League in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport.