3rd MYO/RAF’S T10 Inter Jamaat Softball Cricket…Fyrish Small Masjid win back to back; Albion also triumph
The Third annual RAFS’s Variety Store sponsored Muslim Youth Organisation, organised Inter Jamaat Ten10 knock-out softball cricket competition bowled off on Sunday last in the Ancient County of Berbice at the Chesney Ground.
Wasting no time in closing out their opponents were Fyrish Small Masjid which recorded back to back wins, Albion was the other team in winners row.
Fyrish B batting first against Albion posted 70 for 8 off their allotted 10 overs. Safraz Khan stroked 22 and Shalim Ali 19. Bowling for Albion, Shiraz Mobin picked up 2 for 2 and Ashraf Ghanie 1 for 2.
Albion in response cruised to 71 for 4 in 7.3 overs; Altaf Ibrahim led with 21, Anwar Samad 19. Shabeka Gagnabi with 2 for 15 led the losers bowling; Taslim Shalim had 1 for 6. Scores: Fyrish B 70 for 8; Albion 71 for 4.
Fyrish A took first strike in their match against Fyrish Small Masjid and could only manage 70 for 8 in their 10 overs. Asif Ghamandi scored 19, while Zaman Mohamed contributed 15.
Fazeer Bacchus was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 14, Krihsna Omai backed up with 2 for 12 for Fyrish Small Masjid which knocked off the required runs in 8.3 overs and losing just a couple of wickets along the way.
Shazam Mohamed and Shazeer Randasammy were both unbeaten when victory was achieved on 31 and 14, respectively.
Wazir Mohammed and Ferouze Hassan took one wicket each for Fyrish A. Scores: Fyrish A 70 for 8; Fyrish Small Masjid 71 for 2.
Fyrish Small Masjid and Albion in their respective second match of the day, saw Albion taking to the crease first and with a healthy run rate lashed their way to an imposing 100 for 5 when their 10 overs expired.
Imran Khan fell one short of a deserved half century, Zaman Khan backed up with 18. Leading the bowling for Fyrish Small Masjid, Fazeer Bacchus had 2 for 11 with Shazeer Randasammy taking 1 for 9.
Needing to score at just over 10 an over for victory, Albion had fancied their chances of a win but that was not to be as the Fyrish Small Masjid went about the victory charge in a no-nonsense way, racing to 102 for 4 in just 8.3 overs.
Leading the quest for victory was Shazam Mohammed with 40 with excellent support form Shazeer Randasammy who gathered 29. Bowling for Albion, Ashraf Ghanie took 2 for 15 and Imran Khan 1 for 25.
Scores: Albion 100 for 5; Fyrish Small Masjid 102 for 4.
Competition will continue today at the Muslim Youth Organisation Ground, Albert Street & Woolford Avenue, in the City with four matches.
From 09:00 hrs, Queenstown will oppose Old Mosque; at 11:00hrs Blankenburg comes up against Wales/Sisters Village. This clash will be followed by an encounter between Diamond/Grove and Farm A form 13:00hrs with the feature game bringing together Success and Enmore two hours later.