Mohamed’s ton spurs Everest to victory
Former national wicketkeeper/batsman, Sheik Mohamed, cracked a brilliant hundred last Tuesday evening to steer Everest Cricket Club to an exciting three-wicket win over Floodlights XI in a pre-Emancipation 25-over softball match at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road.
After restricting Floodlights XI to 211-5 from the allotted overs, the hosts replied with 214-7 from 24.2 overs with the left-handed Mohamed, who played 19 First-Class matches and 14 List A games for Guyana between 1987 and 1999, batting through the innings to end on 102.
His unbeaten knock, which included five sixes and the same number of fours, eventually earned him the Man-of-the-Match award.
Sayeed Mohamed slammed four sixes in a supporting innings off 36, while Dharam Persaud and R. Singh returned identical figures of 2-34 bowling for Floodlights XI.
Floodlights XI’s total were built of half-centuries from Khalid Baksh and Surindra Nauth. Baksh led the way with a topscore of 63 (8x4s, 1×6), while Nauth made 51 (3x4s, 4x6s).
Bowling for Everest, Rohan Sarjoo picked up 2-46.
For his hundred, Mohamed was named best batsman on the winning team, while Sarjoo collected the best bowler accolade.
The honours on the Floodlights XI team went to Baksh (best batsman) and Persaud and Singh (best bowlers).
The game was sponsored by Ricky Deonarine of 4R Bearings of Duncan Street, while all the trophies were donated by Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall of the Bourda Market and City Mall.