GSCL\Digimax tourney…Esau slams half century as Regal beat Super Star by 30 runs
By Zaheer Mohamed
Safraz Esau stroked a fine half century as Regal XI defeated Super Star by 30 runs when the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL)\Digimax open competition commenced last Sunday at the Muslim Youth Organization Ground, Woolford Avenue.
Esau scored 51 and got support from Lakeram Roopnarine 26 and Richard Latiff 25 as Regal posted 138-8 batting first off their allotted 10 overs. Motilall Chennauth and Narendra Singh claimed 2 wickets each.
Super Star could only muster 108-8 in 10 overs in reply. Shewchand Budhu made 33 and Ramkumar Mangal 28 as Ricky Sergeant claimed 2-18 and Troy Sanasie 2-22.
In other action, Memorex overcame Success Challengers by 54 runs. Memorex took first strike and rattled up 164-6 in 10 overs; Darshan Challitar top scoring with 42 while Shimron Hetymer and Seon Hetymer supported with 27 each.
Mark Fung was the pick of the bowlers with 4-26. Success Challengers in response were halted at 110 all out in 9.2 overs. Suraj Budhram made 28 and Anand Rooplall 20; Ahmad Khan snared 4-10 and Darshan Challitar 3-24.
Memorex then recorded their second victory of the day when they got the better of Better Hope by 5 wickets.
Better Hope batted first and managed 127-6 in 10 overs. Ravi Singh led with an unbeaten 53 while Sachin Singh contributed 39; Darshan Challitar took 2-10 and Vishnu Bacchus 2-12. Memorex replied with 128-5 in 9.2 overs.
Shimron Hetymer was their leading batsman with 37 while Darshan Challitar scored 25 and Joshua Garnett 20 not out. The competition continues on Sunday at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) Ground.
Meanwhile, the Banks DIH\Cloud Nine 8-over tournament which was scheduled to start on June 19 has been pushed back for July 6 at Thirst Park. According to Organising Secretary of the GSCL Samuel Kingston, the first place team in this competition will receive a trophy and $240,000, the runner &100,000, the most valuable player $10,000, the best batsman and bowler $5,000 each.
Entrance fee is $30,000. For more information teams can contact Kingston on 614-9636.