Persaud, Boodie guides East Bank to ECB / Busta title
Left arm spinner Hemchand Persaud picked up 4-36 from 8 overs while Kevon Boodie stroked an unbeaten 66 to guide East Bank to a convincing nine- wicket victory over Central in the final of the Essequibo Cricket Board (ECB)/Busta 50 overs festival on Sunday last.
Central were bowled out for 141 in 25.5 overs after taking first strike at Imam Bacchus ground, Affiance. Anthony Ifill scored 29 (4×4) while Yougeshwar Lall made 28 (4×4), Narendra Persaud 16 (3×4) and Herell Green 15 (3×4). Brian Hubbert and Jason Heyliger supported Persaud with 2-11 and 2-27 respectively.
Boodie then slammed nine fours and one six to lead the chase while Heyliger scored 32 (2×4) not out and Kemol Savory 22 (1×4).
East Bank received a trophy and $75,000 while Central collected a trophy and $25,000. Boodie was given the man-of-the-match and best batsman in the final awards and Persaud the most outstanding bowler prize.