Lower East Bank Lions defeated Georgetown Bears by seven wickets to capture the Cheddi Jagan Memorial Over-40 T20 title on Sunday last at Lusignan Community Centre ground.
Georgetown Bears batted first and scored 83-6 in 20 overs. Surendra Hiralall struck 25 from 24 balls, while Reynold Rodrigues made 14 and Shaheed Khan 11. Off-spinner Shaheed Mohamed claimed 3-9 from four overs, while there was a wicket each for Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Rakesh Gangaram and Ramotar Bissoon.
Lower East Bank Lions replied with 84-3 in 11.5 overs. Mohamed led with an unbeaten 35 which came off 26 balls and contained four fours and one six. He and Chanderpaul added 63 off 55 balls for the fourth wicket stand. Chanderpaul faced 20 balls and ended on 24 not out with one maximum. Basil Persaud and Rudolph Chapman picked up one wicket each.
Both teams received trophies while Mohamed was given the man of the match and best bowler accolades and Basil Persaud took the prize for being the tournament’s best batsman. Organiser Seeraj Bhimsain congratulated the winners and thanked the others for participating.
The tournament was sponsored by National Sports Commission.
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