DCB/Raj Singh Insurance Brokers 20 overs tourney…
East Coast Tigers, Bulls and East Bank Colts record wins
Upper East Coast Tigers, East Coast Bulls and Upper East Bank Colts registered wins when the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB)/Raj Singh Insurance Brokers and Trophy Stall Over-40 20 overs tournament continued recently.
West Demerara went down to East Coast Tigers by 62 runs at Everest. Tigers batted first and scored 128-6 off their allotted 20 overs. Ramoo Malone led with 34 (4×4) while Jadesh Persaud supported with 30 and Khemraj Chanderpaul 13. Asgarally Nazarallie claimed 2-10.
In reply the West Demerara were restricted to 66 for 9, Linden Mc Koy and Orville Blacks made 12 each; Jacob Persaud picked up 2-6.
Over at the Lusignan Community Center ground, East Coast Bulls overcame Georgetown Bears by 69 runs. Bulls rattled up 191 all out in 19.4 overs. Vishwanauth Gobin top scored with 72 and Baldeo Persaud chipped in with 42; Carlos Reid snared 4-18.
In reply, the Bears mustered 122 for 7 in their 20 overs. Vijay Gangaram made 48 while Reid returned with the bat to score 40 not out. Chattram Gangadin grabbed 3 for 14 for the winners.
At Demerara Cricket Club ground (DCC), after tallying 83 for 6 in their 12 overs-a-side contest, the Colts managed to secure with a seven run victory over the Georgetown Buffaloes.
Sudesh Latchman (26), who was adjudged man-of-the-match and Otis George (23) were the top scorers, while Georgetown Buffaloes’ Linden Lyght grabbed 4 for 7 from two overs. Buffaloes threatened before they were eventually bowled out for 76 in the 11.4 overs. Roy Mahadeo accounted for two wickets.
Meanwhile Lower East Coast Bulls are heading the standings with seven points followed by Upper East Coast Tigers on 5.
Bulls achieved three bonus points in their second match against Georgetown Bears at the Lusignan Community Centre Ground. They copped two points for passing 175 runs and one for winning by more than 50 runs while the Bulls got one bonus point for winning by more than 50 runs.
West Bank Demerara Mavericks and Lower East Bank Lions are yet to play a match but they are on two points each since both of their scheduled matches were rained-out. Georgetown Buffaloes, Georgetown Bears and West Bank Demerara Seals are on one point each which was awarded to them for their rained-out first round games.
The competition continues on today with Upper East Bank Colts taking on Georgetown Bears at the Everest ground, Georgetown Buffaloes battles Lower East Coast Bulls at Georgetown Cricket Club ground, West Coast Demerara Seals go up against Lower East Bank Lions at Wales Community Centre ground and Upper East Coast Tigers locks horns with West Bank Demerara Mavericks at the Demerara Cricket Club ground. All matches commence at 13:00hrs.