Nationwide softball semi finals set for today @ Everest Ground
The battle lines have already been drawn and while tensions – understandably so – will be high, the final four teams in both male and female segments of the GT&T 10/10 nationwide softball competition can ill afford any lapses when they battle for a place in the final today at the Everest Cricket Club Ground.
Fans will have the opportunity to boost the confidence of their favourite teams by cheering them on at the semi finals of the 3rd edition of this competition which is being run in association with the Culture Youth and Sport and the Guyana Softball League.
At least all the teams have one thing in common and that is that they are all unbeaten to date but by the end of the day’s play four of these teams would have that record altered while the successful lot will earn the right to place for the millions of dollars at stake in the finals which are set for the Guyana National Stadium, Providence on Saturday may 12, 2012.
Today’s match-ups, on the distaff side – Mike’s Wellwoman led by Captain Abena Parker, Zola Telford, Onica Wallerson and Katana Mentore will take on the might of the Trophy Stall Angels whose challenge for a place in the final will be spearheaded by Captain June Ogle, Nalanie Sumentra, Monica Seales, Alicia Pompey and Tamita Yadram.
The other two teams competing for a place in the championship match are 4R Lionness whose quest for a final’s place will be led by their Captain Tracy Glasgow and supported by Nikita Nagamootoo, Shayan Goodluck, Gangaday Singh and Minique Benn.
Their opponent is Rising Stars, a team hailing from Ann’s Grove on the East Coast of Demerara. The East Coast ladies, the less experienced of the two teams will not be undaunted by that fact and are coming to play team cricket with the hope of toppling their much more seasoned rivals.
Taking on the role of effective leadership will be Captain Dianna Pompey along with Dianne Prescott, Manthana Cambridge, Nashela Cambridge and Gailand Stanford.
The male matches are anticipated to be breathtaking affairs with defending champions Wolf’s Warriors, displaying rampaging form set to do battle with Unstoppable. The Warriors have devoured all and sundry in their path while Unstoppable have done the same.
Wolf’s Captain Amreith Rai and Mohamed Karim have been in explosive form and will be aiming to maintain their dominance by blasting the Unstoppable attack in today’s encounter.
Unstoppable’s Surendranauth Sookdeo, Vinod Nankishore and Rajendra Hemraj have all been chipping in with good scores in guiding their team this far and will be seeking to maintain that winning momentum.
The other match-up will be equally electrifying with Rockaway Auto Sales ‘A’ X1 coming up against Regal X1.
Rockaway’s Jagdesh Deosarran and Saikichan Jhadeo will be some of the key players hoping to click for their side today while Regal will be banking on the likes of Patrick Rooplall, Wasim Haslim and Chien Gittens to see to through to the final.
Despite who comes out victors today and seal their places in the finals, fans are in for some exciting action with lots of giveaways in store from the main sponsor GT&T and their partners, Banks DIH (Vita Malt & Powerade), Guyana Lottery, Gizmos and Gadgets and Kings Jewellery. Other sponsors on board are Cell Phone Shack, Impressions and NCN.