By Zaheer Mohamed
Regal were crowned double champions of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL Inc)/Digimax tournament when they won the Master’s Over-35 and Open titles on Sunday last at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.
In the Master’s category, Regal defeated Success by 51 runs. Regal posted 162 for 8 from their allotted 20 overs, batting first. Khalid Haslim top scored with 46 (6×4), Raymond Harper supported with
30 (3×4 2×6) and Samuel Kingston 18 (2×6).
Dharmendra Mohabir took 4 for 21 for Success Masters, who in reply were bowled out for 111 from 16.4 overs. Roy Persaud scored 28 (2×4 2×6) and Vijai Baljeet 17 (2×4); Mahendra Hardyal grabbed 4-26 while Haslim returned to take 3 for 16.
In the open final, Regal overcame Wolf’s Warriors by 8 wickets. Wolf’s Warriors batted first and were bowled out for 89 in 11.3 overs. Azad Azeez and Amir Nizamudin scored 19 each with the former hitting two sixes, while Safraz Karim contributed 17 (2×6).
Chien Gittens snared 3 for 9 and Safraz Esau 3 for 22 for Regal XI who replied with 90-2 in 9.3 overs. Gittens stroked three sixes in scoring 38 not out while Rooplall belted two fours and a similar number of sixes in an unbeaten 31.
Haslim and Gittens were given the man-of-the-match awards, while all the four teams collected a trophy and cash incentives.
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