By Zaheer Mohamed
A fine all-round performance by Mustapha Zaman guided Satro to a 62 runs victory over Young Warriors in the final of the Anand Sanasie 40-over cricket competition which was contested last Saturday in Leguan.
Zaman top scored with 35 (4×4) which landed the best batsman award, then returned with the ball to take 2 wickets as Satro successfully defended 219 in front of a fair size crowd.
He and Shivindra Hemraj gave Satro a bright start after they elected bat on slow Enterprise pitch by adding 42 for the opening stand before Hemraj was run out for 17. Satro then lost 2 more quick wickets before Zaman and Shazaad Razack featured in a fourth wicket stand of 52 to steady the innings. Razack was dismissed for 27 (1×4, 3×6).
Left arm spinner Oudit (only name), Omesh Dhanraj and Tyrone Narine brought Young Warriors back into the contest with consistent bowling before Huckumchand Savitir and Trevor Whyte beefed up their team’s total with 27 each; Satro were bowled out in 29.1 overs. Dhanraj grabbed 3-37, Oudit picked up 3-45 and Narine had 2-32.
Young Warriors reply got off to a bad start when Brian Murray was run out for 03 with the score on 09. Medium pacer Zaman then bowled Dhanraj (04) with out addition to the score to leave Warriors in trouble. Satro bowlers continued to apply the pressure as Young Warriors lost wickets at regular intervals before Narine and Oudit steadied the chase somewhat with a seventh wicket partnership of 76. The duo rotated the strike nicely and wasted little time in dispatching the bad balls. Narine was eventually dismissed for 40 (4×4, 1×6) while Oudit made 30 (3×4, 1×6). Tulsieram Premnauth was the only other batsman that showed fight with 24 (3×4, 1×6). Savitir, Whyte and Kevin Gordon backed up Zaman with 2 wickets apiece; Young Warriors were sent packing for 157 in 25.1 overs.
Narine was given the man of the match prize while Shazaad Razack was the competition’s best bowler.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, president of the Leguan Cricket Committee (LCC) Virendra Chintamanie congratulated Satro for winning the tournament and thanked Anand Sanasie, the secretary of the Guyana Cricket Board for his sponsorship. He also paid tribute to Young Warriors and stressed the need for a longer version of the game to be played on the island.
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