Everest beat Lawyers and Judiciary XI by 52 runs
Mohamed slams half century
Everest Cricket Club defeated the Guyana Lawyers and Judiciary XI by 52 runs in a specially arranged Twenty20 match played on Friday last at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) ground.
Everest batted first and posted a respectable 158-3 after the game was reduced to 15 overs before restricting the Lawyers and Judiciary XI for 106.
Shaheed Mohamed and Rakesh Gangaram gave Everest a flying start adding 30 for the opening stand before Gangaram missed a full toss and was trapped leg before by medium pacer Ganesh Hira for 06 in the third over.
Paul Parasram played across a full delivery and was bowled by left arm spinner Charles Ramson for 01 to leave the score at 35-2, while Rohan Sarjoo followed shortly without scoring, 10 runs later.
Mohamed then dominated a fourth wicket stand of 83 with Dwayne Adams, striking 14 fours in a top score of 70 not out, while Adams who smashed Patrick Higgins for five consecutive fours in the last over ended unbeaten on 43; his innings contained nine fours. Hira, Ramson and Mohamed took one each. The Lawyers and Judiciary XI lost their first wicket at four when Jamal Khan (04) had his stumps up rooted by Andrew Lovell in the first over. Fellow opener Nishad Ulla and Ramson steadied the chase somewhat with a second wicket stand of 48 with sensible batting.
Lovell was brought back and had immediate success removing Ulla for 30 (3×4 2×6) before Ramson shared in a third wicket partnership of 36 with Dennis Paul to keep their team in hunt.
Ramson who hit three fours and one six was then run out for 27 attempting an ill advised single, while Paul played across a delivery from Mohamed and was bowled for 14.
The Everest bowlers continued to maintain a decent line and length which made scoring difficult for the Lawyers and Judiciary XI who had lost 8 wickets at the end of the 15th over.
Lovell and Mohamed claimed two wickets apiece while there was one each for Gangaram, Paul and Adams.