Sheldon Alexander smashed a fine century to guide Vergenoegen to a 38-run victory over Tuschen B when action in the Roberts Gas Station Twenty\20 tournament commenced last Sunday on the East Bank of Essequibo.
Alexander hammered eleven fours and nine sixes in a swashbuckling 134 and got support from Shaun Cameron 28 (2×4) as host Vergenoegen piled up 199-4 off their allotted 20 overs, batting first. D. Rai claimed 3-28. The total proved too much for Tuschen B who suffered fours run outs and were bowled out for 161 in 19 overs in reply. K. Safie made 41 (4×4) and A. Khan contributed 31 (3×4). Dwayne Stevens took 2-23.
At Parika Salem ground, the home team made light work of Tuschen A, winning the game by 111 runs. Kevon Boodie top scored with 44 (5×4,3×6), Kenworth Smith cracked 40 (3×4,2×6) and Sase Narine chipped in with 28 (2×4,2×6) for Parika Salem who rattled up 189-6 in 20 overs after taking first strike.
S. Mortimer picked up 2-19. Tuschen A found the going tough and were skittled for 78 in 17 overs in response. V. Roopchand 24 and Rovindra Debideen 16 were their leading batsmen; Brain Hubbert grabbed 3-15, D. Azeez 2-15 and Sase Narine 2-16.
The competition continues on Sunday with Tuschen B facing Hydronie at Vergenoegen at 09:30hrs, Philadelphia hosting Parika Salem at 14:00 hrs and Tuschen B travelling to Vergenoegen for a 14:00hrs fixture.
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