WEST COAST INVADERS WIN WDCA T20 FINAL
West Demerara Cricket Association T20, 2012, culminated last Sunday at the Joe Viera Park with the Invaders emphatically proving their supremacy by defeating Vergenoegen Cricket Club in the Upper League competition.
Invaders won the toss and elected to bat although there was a constant threat of rain. They amassed an intimidating total of 186 for 5 in their 20 overs with Khemraj Ramsundar scoring 45 (5 sixes and 2 fours), Ganesh Narine and Richard Baker scoring 24 and 20 respectively. Hamesh Persaud was the pick of the bowlers for Vergenoegen with 3 wickets for 30 runs from his allotted 4 overs.
In reply Vergenoegen could only muster 57 for eight in 8.3 overs before bad light stopped play. The Invaders were declared the winner by way of the D/L method. Only Darmendra Singh with 20 runs provided any significant resistance to the Invaders’ bowlers. Richard Backer took 5 wickets for 7 runs in his 4 overs which also won him the Man of the Match award.
The winning team received $100,000 dollars and a trophy, while a quantity of monetary awards were given for outstanding performances during the tournament.
Meanwhile, in an exhibition game played before the final between two Lower League Clubs, Independence Sports Club had the better of Long Pond Sports Club in a match reduced to 10 overs because of early morning rain. Batting first Independence scored 99 for 4 in their 10 overs with David Mohabir contributing 52. In reply Long Pond Rangers were dismissed for 91 runs.