GCSL\Digimax tourney…Marks slams century as Farm XI beat Mahaica by 34 runs
By Zaheer Mohamed
Lennox Marks stroked a fine century as Farm XI defeated Mahaica Super Star by 34 runs when action in the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL)\Digimax competition commenced yesterday at Everest Cricket Club ground.
Playing in the Open category, Marks hit three fours and thirteen sixes and got support from Andrew Singh 34 (2×4, 3×6) as Farm XI posted 155-3 off their allotted 12 overs, batting first. L. Latchman took 2-22.
Mahaica Superstars in reply were bowled out for 121 in 11.5 overs. M. Bob made 25 as Sheldon Perch grabbed 3-19, Ravindra Sarabjeet 3-12 and Patrick Khan 2-33.
In other action, Better Hope Warriors got the better of Farm XI by 5 wickets. Farm XI took first strike and were skittled for 108 in 11.4 overs. Rajesh Reddy led with 41, while Patrick Khan and Rawle Reid made 15 each. Nasir Khan claimed 3-16 and Feroze Khan 3-26. Better Hope Warriors responded with 111-5 in 10 overs. Ravi Singh top scored with 30 while Chris Deonarine made 28 and Sunil Seeraj 17. Andrew Singh, Patrick Khan and Reyaz Haniff had 1 wicket apiece.
Mahaica Super Star overcame Better Hope Warriors by 4 runs. Mahaica scored 113-9 in 12 overs after batting first. Quincy Holder 24 and Jagdesh Persaud 18 were their main run scorers as Nasir Khan picked up 3-20, Feroze Khan and W. Narine took 2 each. Better Hope in their turn at the crease managed 109 before they were bowled out in 12 overs. R. Rooplall stroked 35 and Sunil Seeraj 20; Colin Gordon bagged 4-19 for the winners.
In the Over 35 division, Park Rangers beat Mahaica by 8 wickets. Mahaica batted first and fell for 83 in 19 overs. Tony Singh was their best bowler with 4-8 while Mark Fung took 2-8. Park Rangers had little trouble in reaching their target.
Richard Persaud stroked 39 and Danny Mohanram chipped in with 18 not out as they won the game in 12 overs finishing on 88-2.
Meanwhile, the Banks DIH\Cloud Nine 8 over softball cricket competition is schedule to start on June 19 at the Banks DIH ground.
This competition will see the first place team taking home $240,000 and the runner up $100,000; the beat batsman and bowler will receive $5,000 each. Matches will be played on 21st, 26th, 28thwhile the final will take place on June 29, and action starts at 18:00hrs each day. Entrance fee is $30,000. Interested teams can contact Samuel Kingston on 592-614-9536.