National U-19 player Ricardo Adams slammed a fine half century and left arm spinner Damien Vantull grabbed 3 wickets as Meten-Meer-Zorg East Uprising Star defeated Vergenoegen by 14 runs as the West Coast Demerara United Cricket League President’s twenty \20 competition commenced recently with a number of matches.
At Vergenoegen (10 am ), Meten-Meer-Zorg East Uprising Star scored 112 all out off their allotted overs after taking first turn at the crease. Adams was their leading run scorer with 56 as D. Singh claimed 6-11. Vergenoegen in reply were restricted to 98 in 18 overs. National U-19 wicketkeeper\batsman Kevon Boodie top scored with 19 as Vantull, who bowled with good control and variation, captured 3-25, while Imran Khan took 2-14 and Wazeer Mohamed 2-12 for the winners.
At Tuschen (10 am ), the host overcame Windsor Forest by 6 wickets in a low scoring affair. Windsor Forest batted first and were bowled out for 45 in 11.2 overs. Naveed Alli 11 and J. Williams 10 were the only batsmen that reached double figures as V. Roopchand picked up 3-7 for Tuschen who responded with 47-4 in 10 overs. W. Cornelius led with 13, while R. Baksh supported with 10 as M. Chetram and Williams grabbed two wickets each in a losing cause for the Windsor Forest.
At Cornelia Ida (10 am), Leonora trashed Uitvlugt by a massive 102 runs. Leonora took first strike and posted a respectable 150-7 in 20 overs with H. Kowlessar and Jitendra (only name given) scoring 49 and 37 respectively. Kowlessar then returned to capture 3-15 and N. Hamid took 2-8 as Uitvlugt only managed to score 48 before they were bowled out in 15 overs.
At Vergenoegen (2pm), the host got the better of Tuschen by 75 runs. In a match which was reduced to 15 overs due to rain, Vergenoegen batted first and managed 109-7 off their allotment of overs. Lennox Andrews scored 35, while Kevon Boodie made 28. Tuschen in their turn at the crease were skittled out for 43 in 11.3 overs. Hemchand Persaud was the main destroyer with 4-6 while Michael Goberdhan had 3-18 for the winners.
The competition continues on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Competition Committee, Bhawan Mc Coon is calling on all clubs to submit their match reports on time as well as the list of players. He is also asking that the reports bear the full names of all the players. (Zaheer Mohamed)
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