By Zaheer Mohamed
Regal Open and Masters, Floodlight and New York All-stars recorded victories when the Guyana Softball Cup 5 got underway yesterday.
In the open category at Everest, Regal defeated Wolf’s Warriors by four runs. Batting first, Regal
posted 221-8 in 20 overs. Richard Latif struck 83 and Sachin Singh 39; Mark Harold took 2-27. Wolf’s Warriors replied with 207-8 in 20 overs. Ravindra Ramnauth scored 63 and Safraz Karim 38; Khalid Haslim and Sewchand Budhu had two scalps each.
Regal overcame Karibee Boys by 29 runs. Regal scored 149 all out in 20 overs, taking first knock. Chien Gittens got 36 and Delory Pereira 24 as John Percival claimed 3-20. Karibee Boys were routed for 120 in 18.3 overs. Chandrashaker Arjune and Clinton Pestano scored 34 and 28 respectively. Latif and Amir Nizamudeen captured three wickets apiece.
Petema Enterprise went down to Shakib XI by one wicket. Petema Enterprise took first strike and managed 192 all out in 19.2 overs. Zaheer Haniff stroked 114; Mark Bobb and Nandshyan Boodhoo had three wickets each. Shakib XI responded with 194-9 in 20 overs. Amir Khan made 56 and Boodhoo 37; Kelvin Orford took 4-14.
At GCC, Mercenaries got the better of Corriverton by eight wickets. Corriverton made 143 all out, batting first. Sherwin Murray 32; Nandkishore Narayan grabbed 4-28. Mercenaries responded with 144-2 in 13 overs. Chanderpaul Hemraj cracked 57 and Greg Singh 36.
New York All-stars beat Hyde Park by seven wickets. Hyde Park scored 118 in 18.5 overs. Pooran Beria got 68 and R. Persaud 35. Hyde Park replied with 155-9 in 20 overs. Rawl Reid struck 45 and Ricardo Adams 39; Bobby Prahalad had 4-8.
NY All-stars got pass Shakib XI. Shakib XI took first turn at the crease and scored 144 all out. Patrick Khan cracked 30; J. Sanichar and Moe Khan picked up two scalps each. NY All-stars replied with 145 in 17.2 overs with Beria scoring 52.
At Malteenoes SC, Karibee Boys overcame Zameer XI by five wickets. Zameer XI took first knock and were bowled out for 118 in 18.5 overs. Cornelius Jaisingh scored 34 as David Lukenauth claimed 3-20. Karibee Boys responded with 119-5 in 11 overs. Royston Crandon got 27.
Wolf’ Warriors won their encounter against Corriverton.
In the Masters division at Everest, Savage overcame Parika Defenders by 20 runs. Savage took first strike and managed 181-4 in 20 overs. Ramo Malone struck 81 not out and Talesh Ramrattan 44; Parika Defenders responded with 161 all out in 20 overs. Shafeek Mohamed led with 70 and Ramesh Rambharose 44. Nandalall Seebarran, Malone and Randolph Pereira had two each.
Albion Masters conquered Mahaicony All-stars by 67 runs. Albion took first knock and scored 200-5 in 20 overs. Lynden Lyght stroked 70 and R. Ramcharitar 57. Mahaicony were bowled out for 133 in 19 overs. A. Abrams and D. Butts made 35 and 26 respectively.
At Eve Leary, Albion trounced Brooklyn Queens by nine wickets. Brooklyn Queens were sent packing for 108 in 17 overs, taking first knock. S. Sookhoo made 36. V. Moonsammy, R. Ramcharitar and R. Mangal had two each. Albion replied with 112-1 in 10 overs. Jaga Bhoj made 48 and R. Latcha 31.
Regal Masters hammered NY Legends by seven wickets. Batting first, NY Legend managed 89-5 in 20 overs. L. Griffith made 32; Troy Kippins took two wickets. Regal responded with 90-2 in 7.5 overs. Mahase Chunilall slammed 41.
Mahaicony All-star beat Tristate by four wickets. Tristate mustered 126-8 in 20 overs, batting first. Latchman Yadram made 34; D, Butts had three wickets and Naresh Chatura two. Mahaicony scored 130-6 in 17.5 overs in reply. Chatura struck 33 as E. Sukhdeo had four scalps.
NY Better Hope beat Parika Defenders by seven wickets. Parika scored 138-9, batting first. Rambharose got 48. NY Better Hope responded with 140-3 in 18. d. Chumnew made 32.
At DCC, Floodlight defeated Orlando Masters by 138 runs. Floodlight rattled up 259-7 in 20 overs, taking first strike. Wayne Jones slammed 64, Unnis Yusuf 53 and R. Persaud 51. Orlando Masters were bowled out for 121 in 19.3 overs. R. Singh made 31; Dharam Persaud took 3-12.
Wellman beat SCI Miami by six wickets. SCI Miami mustered 179-6 in 20 overs, batting first. K. Mohamed slammed 75. Wellman replied with 180-4 in 17 overs. L. Mc Koy led with 52 and H. Wright 40 not out.
Floodlight defeated Wellman by 85 runs. Batting first, Floodlight rattled up 289-2 in 20 overs. Ramesh Narine smashed 147 and Wayne Jones 85. Wellman were restricted for 204-5 in 20. L. Ruplall slammed 96.
Orlando overcame Miami by 94 runs. Orlando managed 273-3, taking first strike. Kawall (only name given) belted 117. Miami made 179-6 in reply. Jamal Yassin scored 62.
Regal thumped Invaders by seven wickets. Invaders were shot out for 139 after taking first knock. Troy Kippins bagged 4-7. Regal replied with 145-3. Eon Abel stroked 56 and Rudolph Baker 45.
At Ogle, NY Better Hope overcame Industry Super Kings by seven wickets. Industry bated first and scored 170-8 in 20 overs. Jagdesh Persaud cracked 70. NY Better Hope replied with 171-3 in 18.2 overs. Shameer Sadloo and Ken Sanichar made 55 each.
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