Carib D&C Promotions T20 cricket
West Berbice Super Kings and Bartica Challengers got off on winning note as the Carib Floodlight and D and C Promotions twenty\20 cricket competition commenced on Saturday night at the Bartica Community Centre ground.
In the first game of the evening, which was reduced to 15 overs due to rain, West Berbice Super Kings defeated Everest Cricket Club by 53 runs. The Super Kings batted first in front of a large crowd and scored 105 -7 off their allotted overs. Krishendat Ramoo led with 26 while Keon Joseph made 18 as Christopher Surat grabbed 3-15.
Everest Cricket Club in reply found the going tough and were bowled out for 52 in 13 overs. West Indies U-19 leg spinner Amir Khan top scored with 17 as Eon Abel bagged 4-10 and Joseph 2-5 for the winners.
In the second game, Bartica Challengers overcame Wakenaam by 5 wickets.
The visitors took first strike and made 124-8 of their 20 overs. Nazeer Mohamed was their leading run getter with 18 while Chandreka Ragnauth supported with 13 and Hassan Mohamed 11.
Garfield Morris and Robert Moore picked up 2 wickets each for the host.
The Challengers then responded with 125-5 in 16 overs. Mahase Richards, who hit four towering sixes and a similar number of fours, led the way with 49 before he was bowled by left arm spinner Imran Khan, while Robin Narine contributed 26 and Sherwin Murray chipped in with an unbeaten 25.
Nazeer Mohamed claimed 2-10, while there was one wicket apiece for Khan and Ragnauth.
The competition continues on Friday with New Line Cavaliers taking on East Bank Essequibo and Rising Stars facing Orient. The winners will join Super Kings and Challengers in the semifinals which will be played on Saturday. The final is set for Sunday.
Among the sponsors of the competition which will see the winner taking away $600,000, the runner up $300,000 and the third place team $100,000 are Digicel, Scotia Bank, Arawai Mining, Hopkinson Mining, El Dorado Mining, Dave Scott gas station, 5 Star Minerals and Kamal 2 k gift shop.
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