Norman Singh Memorial Second Division 20-Over Cricket Competition…
D’Edward Cricket Club are the inaugural 2013 Norman Singh Memorial Second Division 20-Over Cricket Competition after brushing aside Bath in the final played last Sunday.
In the match which was played at the Bath Ground, D’Edward won the toss chose to bat first and were given a start of 34 runs in just 4 Overs before Devendra Lalsa fell to Vinod Ramjattan for 21. The other opener Lakeraj Sookra continued with former Berbice allrounder Eon Abel and together they put on another valuable 27 before Ravi Gossai picked up three consecutive wickets including Sookra for 19, to reduce them from 61 for 1 to 77 for 4 in the 10th Overs.
Abel fell shortly after for 17 at 79 for 5 but after that the captain, Jaipaul Heeralall, took charge, putting on 25 much needed runs with Azim Inshan (9) for the 6th wicket and then 16 more with Brian Roopnarine (1) for the 7th wicket. He ended up with 27 N.O. including 2 sixes to see D’Edward to 128 for 7 in their 20 Overs with Hoolsarran Lalsa also not out on 7. Bowling for Bath offspinner Ravi Gossai took 3 for 24 from 4 Overs and Vinod Ramjattan 2 for 24 from 4.
When Bath began their run chase, any hopes they might have had were dashed very early when opening pacer Christian France picked up three quick wickets, one in the first over and two in the third to leave them 8 for 3. There was no-respite as offspinner Abel picked up one in the next over and France another in his third to leave them in total disarray at 11 for 5.
Bath did not manage to stage even a slight recovery as the rest of the batsmen just could not score as they should have off the other bowlers who picked off wickets almost at will to see Bath tumble for 30 in 14.1 Overs with Vinod Ramjattan’s 8 being the top score. Bowling for D’Edward, Christian France took 4 for 7 from 4 Overs, Navin Rampersaud 2 for 11 from 4 Overs, Eon Abel 1 for 7 from 3 Overs, Devendra Lalsa 1 for 5 from 3 Overs and Brian Roopnarine 1 for 0 from 1 ball.
Christian France was named Man-of-the-Match. D’Edward uplifted the winning trophy and $20,000, while Bath received $10,000.
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