Adams stars as Meten -Meer- Zorg East, Uprising Star record victories
National U-19 player Ricardo Adams stared with both bat and ball as Meten- Meer- Zorg East Uprising Star recorded consecutive victories as the West Coast Demerara United Cricket League\ President’s twenty \ 20 competition continued recently with a number of matches.
Last Sunday at Cornelia Ida (10:00hrs), Meten – Meer -Zorg East Uprising Star triumphed over the host by 98 runs. Meten – Meer – Zorg batted first and posted a respectable 170-6 off their allocation of overs. Adams was at his brilliant best smashing fifteen sixes and one four in a top score of 107(30 balls), sharing a first wicket stand of 137 with Wayne Osborne (22) in the process. A. Dhaniram 4-18 and Shawn Jairaj 2-40 were the wicket takers for Cornelia Ida.
The home team in reply found the going tough and only managed 72-6 when their overs expired. Left arm spinner Imran Khan and off-spinner Nokta Moses grabbed 2 wickets each for the winners.
At Tuschen (10:00hrs), the host defeated Crane by 5 wickets. Crane took first turn at the crease and were bowled out for 97 in 19.4 overs. S. Bissessar top-scored with 49 (6×6, 2×4) as A. Bacchus claimed 3-20, M. Safie 2-16 and B. Sookdeo 2-34 for Tuschen who responded with 98-5 in 17.4 overs. Wendell Cornelius was their leading run-getter with 56 (4×6,1×4) while I. Hussain picked up 2-34 for the visitors.
Last Saturday at Tuschen, Zeelugt failed to turn up for their fixture at 10:00hrs, handing victory to the home team by way of a walkover.
At Tuschen (13:00hrs), Meten- Meer- Zorg East Uprising Star hammered the Home team by 78 runs. Meten – Meer – Zorg batted first and were dismissed for 101 in 19.5 overs. Navishaul Pooran 27, Komal Persaud 16, Nazeer Mohamed 14 and Ricardo Adams12 were the only batsmen that reached double figures as Ally Nazeer bagged 3-13, Debideen Ravindra 2-16 and Roopchand Vibhudayai 2-19.
Tuschen in reply never threatened to overhaul the target and were routed for 23 in 12.1 overs. Adams, a left arm spinner bagged 5-5 off 4 overs while Chandreka Ragnauth supported with 2-4.
Meanwhile, the Competition Committee Chairman Bawan Mac Coon is once again asking that match reports bear the full names of all players and be submitted on time. (Zaheer Mohamed)