May 03, 2015 Sports
By Zaheer Mohamed
Outstanding performances by Yunnis Yusuf, Ramesh Narine and Samuel Kingston highlighted the opening round of matches when the Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL)/Independence Cup commenced over the weekend.
Playing in the over-40 category, Yusuf struck 64 to lead Floodlight to a five-wicket victory over Industry Super Kings at Everest. Industry scored 189 all out in 18.2 overs. B. Persaud stroked 82; Greg De Franca, Wayne Jones and Narine claimed three wickets each. Yusuf got support from Imtiaz Mohamed 42 as Floodlight replied with 190-5; David Harper took 2-45.
Regal Masters overcame Industry by 72 runs. Regal took first strike and rattled up 219-5 in 20 overs. Kingston slammed 64; Rudolph Baker made 45 ands Eric Thomas 32. Jagdesh Persaud and R. Mohan had two scalps each. Industry replied with 124-8 in 20 overs. Harper scored 48 and Persaud 23; Vidian Da Silva, Troy Kippins and Mahendra Arjune took two wickets apiece.
Park Ranger beat Tropical Spring by seven wickets. Batting first, Tropical Spring were bowled out for 122. Rudy Rodrigues got 42 as Ryan Persaud snared 3-32, R. Ramnauth 2-15 and Ricky Persaud 2-19. Park Rangers responded with 123-3 in 14 overs. Mohamed Rafeek made 46; Raymond Karim took 3-25.
Floodlight thumped Savage by 72 runs. Floodlight batted first and managed 221 all out in 20 overs. Yusuf cracked 94 while Ramesh Narine made 36. Danny Thomas claimed 3-30 and Falim Mohamed 2-20. Savage responded with 149-7 in 20 overs. Eon Lovell scored 43 and Mohamed 37; Narine had 2-9.
Regal Masters trounced Savage by 140 runs. Regal notched up 225-4 in 20 overs. Eon Abel led with 64; Kingston made 51, Arjune 50 and Baker 44; Mohamed had 3-53. Savage replied with 115-6 in 20 overs. Mohamed scored 48; Laurie Singh and Da Silva took two scalps each.
Floodlight defeated Tropical Spring by 128 runs. Floodlight posted 277-6 in 20 overs. Ramesh Narine smashed 99, De Franca 69 and Richard Persaud 45. Nandram Samall had 3-13 and Mike Singh 2-40. Tropical Spring were routed for 149 all out in 17 overs in response. Hafeez Samad made 52.
Industry beat Park Rangers by 45 runs. Industry managed 195-8 in 20 overs, batting first with Surujlall Kumar scoring 84. Park Rangers responded with 150-9 in 20 overs.
Regal thumped Tropical Spring by 171 runs. Regal rattled up 251-8 in 20 overs, taking first knock. Shahed Mohamed stroked 47. Tropical Spring made 80-8 in 10.4 overs in reply, innings closed.
In the open category, Shuttle Max overcame Wolf’s Warriors by four wickets. Wolf’s Warriors took first knock and scored 181 al out in 20 overs. K. Ramsundar made 32; Narine Budho claimed 3-43. Shuttle Max responded with 182-6 in 17.1 overs. A. Rooplall led with 61 while R. Ramnauth made 56.
Regal beat Shuttle Max by 41 runs. Batting first, Regal scored 181-7 in 20 overs. Chien Gittens made 45. Shuttle Max were restricted for 148-7 in 20 overs. D. Deosarran made 47; Sewchand Budhu claimed 3-20.
Farm went down to Regal by 158 runs. Regal batted first and scored 209 all out in 20 overs. Martin Dutchin cracked 63, Patrick Khan, Sheldon Perch and A. Mohan had two wickets each. Farm were skittled for 51 in nine overs in reply. Richard Latiff and Budhu took three scalps each.
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