Yusuf slams ton for Floodlight
By Zaheer Mohamed
Wolf’s Warriors (open), Floodlight and Savage Masters (over-40) have secured their places in the finals of the Guyana
Softball Cup four after recording victories in their respective semifinal games yesterday. Regal played Petema Enterprise in the second semifinal last night at Demerara Cricket Club; Petema Enterprise overcame New York All Star at Bourda to book their semifinal place.
Wolf’s Warriors thumped Farm XI by nine wickets in their semifinal encounter. Farm XI were bundled out for 85 in 12 overs, batting first at Everest. Shafeek Ishmile made 19; Amir Nizamudeen captured 3-10, Azaad Azeez claimed 3-11 and Mark Harold 2-6. Wolf’s Warriors replied with 86-1 in nine overs. Safraz Karim led with 35 not out and Amrit Rai an unbeaten 26.
In the over-40 division, Floodlights trounced Wellman by 58 runs at Everest. Floodlights batted first and rattled up 198-2 after the game was reduced to 15 overs. Yunnis Yusuf stroked 104 not out and Wayne Jones 37. Wellman were restricted for 140-9 in 15 overs in reply. S. Prashad made an unbeaten 61; Jones snared 2-17, Imtiaz Mohamed 2-21 and Rajendra Singh 2-33.
At Bourda, Savage defeated Parika Defenders by nine wickets in their semifinal game. Parika Defenders took first strike and mustered 93-8 in a reduced 15- over affair. R. Rambharose got 18 as Nandalall (only name given) picked up 4-20 and Rudy Samaroo 2-19.
Savage responded with 99-1 in 10.5 overs. Lakeram Barlow slammed 46 not out, while Robert Comach ended on 37.
Meanwhile, in the final preliminary round games in the open segment, Uprisers went down to Wolf’s Warriors by six wickets at Bourda. Uprisers managed 96-9 off their allotted 15 overs. Ramo Malone scored 19; Amir Nizamudeen and Vishnu Tammechandra took two wickets each. Wolf’s Warriors reached their target in 11.2 overs, ending on 98-4. Rai scored 25 not out and Karim an unbeaten 24. Chris Patadin and Greg Singh snared two scalps each.
New York All Star beat South Florida by three runs at the said venue. NY All Star posted 113-8 in 15 overs, batting first. Mo Khan slammed 32; Shalindra Ramnauth had 3-8 and Ian Sanichar 2-19. South Florida replied with 110-8 in 15 overs. Balram Samaroo made 28; Amit Moonsammy grabbed 5-25 and Bobby Prahalad 2-19.
At Ogle, Regal hammered Parika Defenders by nine wickets. Parika were bowled out for 82 in 11 overs, taking first knock. Travis Drakes scored 21; Rohit Dutchin grabbed 3-16, Balram Roopnarine 2-3, Richard Latiff 2-9 and Fazal Rafiek 2-17. Dutchin then returned with the bat to crack 42 as Regal knocked off their target in 7.2 overs, ending on 84-1.
At MYO, Petema Enterprise went down to Karibee Boyz by four wickets. Petema Enterprise took first turn at the crease and scored 102-4 off their allocation of 10 overs with Zamad Mohamed scoring 34. Karibee Boyz replied with 103-6 in 8.4 overs. Bisham Deolall struck 34; Lionel Persaud took 2-9.
In the over-40 division, at DCC, Wellman beat Regal Masters by seven wickets. Regal made 121 all out in 14.4 overs, batting first. Clyde Butts and Longsford Klass scored 18 apiece; Lloyd Harper snared 4-19. Wellman responded with 123-3 in 14.3 overs. Lakeram Rooplall and S. Persaud were their leading run scorers with 42 and 40 respectively.
Ontario Masters conquered New York Better Hope six runs. Ontario Masters batted first and posted 155-7 in 15 overs. Jaimini Singh stroked 47 and Desmond Chummely 29. Ronald Evelyn and Farrog Quyaam took two wickets each. NY Better Hope made 149-7 in 15 overs in reply. Shameer Sadloo scored 40; R. Parsram had 3-15. The competition concludes today.
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