Rocky XI and Country side XI booked places in next Thursday’s semi-finals of the Banks DIH 15-over Softball cricket competition organized by the Guyana Softball Cricket Association by defeating La Jalousie Estate XI and Boom Blast XI respectively in Quarter-final action last Thursday night at Thirst Park.
In the first match, Rocky XI trashed La Jalousie by 169 runs. Rocky XI won the toss and were in trouble when they lost the in form Amrit ‘Rocky’ Jairam (1) in the first over but Demerara under -19 batsman Balbinder Persaud and Azad Azeez took the score to 47 in three overs with some gigantic sixes that excited the crowd before Azad Azeez (18) departed.
Asif Ahmad joined Persaud and continued the onslaught as the partnership developed and after seven overs the score had raced to 132.
Balbinder Persaud who was dropped on 60, mis-timed a drive and was caught in the covers off the bowling of Mohen Mohamedeen for 81 which included 10 sixes and 3 fours.
Timur Mohamed continued from where Persaud left off scoring 83 not out in 39 balls as he tore the attack to shreds. Asif Ahmad in the meantime pushed the ball into the gaps and put the bad balls away as he ended on 54 not out.
La Jalousie Estate dropped five catches as Rocky XI ended on 253- 3 off their allotted 15 overs and when they batted they found the going tough; folding for 84 in 12.5 overs as only Rohan Harrinarine got into double figures with two sixes in 19.
Davendra Khusial was almost unplayable as he removed the first four batsmen for only sixteen runs in his three overs and got support from Ramesh Rambharose (1-8) and Wasim Rahaman (2-18).
In the second match Country Side had to fight hard to defeat Boom Blast by 20 runs in a match of fluctuating fortunes after Country Side had won the toss and elected to bat. They chalked up 180-6 off their allotted 15 overs after recovering from 97-5 in nine overs.
Lusty hitting by former National under-19 player Krishna Deosarran who made 45 from 30 balls and took 28 from an over bowled by Sunil Persaud, spearheaded the recovery although Deosarran eventually fell to Persaud.
Jagdesh Deosarran (27) and Kumar Bishundial (42) ran well between the wickets and put the bad balls away in a useful partnership towards the end.
Boom Blast started their reply with an array of booming shots; blasting 28 in the first 3 overs before Ritchie ‘tsunami” Reddy departed in the fourth over to Roy Seebarran for 14.
His demise slowed the run rate and in the face of some accurate bowling Boom Blast fell 20 runs short as their overs ran out.
Rocky’s XI face Rangers’ XI and Country Side’s XI will face Regal’s XI in the Semi-Finals at Thirst Park from 17.30hrs.
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