Jan 27, 2016 Sports
The Mobile Wizard 10/10 Softball Cricket tournament organised by the Guyana Softball League has reached the semi final stage with the following teams qualifying: Omesh XI, Wolf’s Warriors, Speedboat SC and Power XI.
The tournament which is also being sponsored by Trophy Stall, Wolf’s Furniture Store, Rohan’s Furniture Establishment, Miss Love (West Coast), Imtiaz and Imran Hack saw the most exciting action as the determination shown by all the teams must be commended along with the faithful fans.
The Master’s match also saw the game going back and forth as they set the pace for excitement in the preceding matches. The results are as follows:
West Coast Blazers versus Parika Defenders:
Parika Defenders won the toss and batted scoring a challenging 111-9 in their 10 overs with Devanand Khanan 45 (4×6;3×4) and Bisham Singh 41 (5×6;1×4) being the top scorers. The wickets were shared among the Blazers bowlers with Mohamed Saffie taking 4-25 and Leonard Harprashad 3-18 from 2 overs. The Defenders thought that was enough to take the game but Blazers had other ideas and replied with 115 -3 in 9.2 overs with Arnold Padmore 37 not out (3×6;2×4) and Mohamed Timur Saffie 30 not out (3×6;1×4) in an unbroken partnership of 55 to take the victory. Rambarran Rhambarose took 2-19 from 2 overs bowling for Defenders.
Wolf’s Warriors easily defeated Vipers XI by 42 runs:
Wolf’s Warriors won the toss and batted scoring a massive 132-9 in 10 overs with Amrit “Rocky” Rai 37 (2×6;1×4) and Lincoln Leander 29 not out (3×6;1×4). Bowling for Vipers were Akram Hussain 3-24 and Arif Hussain 2-18 the chief wicket takers. Vipers XI in reply were off to a terrible start and were always under pressure ending on 90-9 in 10 overs with Vikash Totaram 23(3×6) being the principal scorer. The bowlers for the Warriors were in top form and Narine Bailey with 3-20 led the way.
Omesh XI demolished Crossbreed Warriors by 44 runs:
Omesh XI took first turn at the crease and rattled up the highest score of the evening with 162-2 in 10 overs with Richard Adams scoring a belligerent 81 not out, laced with nine sixes and three fours, Trevus Drakes supported with 43 (5×6;1×4). Crossbreed Warriors replied with 118 all out in 9.1 overs with the top scorer being Narine Shaw with 62 (8×6; 1×4). Marky Jabbar with 3-18 from his two overs with support from Trevus Drakes with 3-14, putting in a good all round performance.
Speedboat SC hammered Settle XI 10 wickets:
Settle XI batted first and scored 88-8 with skipper Nazim Azeem scoring 32 (3×6;1×4) in the face of some accurate bowling from Greg Singh, 2-7 from 2 overs and Wazir Hussain 2-12 off his two overs. Kishore Smith also chipped in with 2-16 from his two overs. Settle XI hit off the required total.
Power XI upset Leonora Youths by 7 wickets:
Leonora Youths were inserted and scored 79 in 8.5 overs with Imtiaz Hack being the only batter to enter double figures with 27 (2×6;1×4). The bowling of Power XI were right on target with Aaron Deodass taking 2-16. Power XI started their reply like a bullet Train, taking 39 from an over from Harrynarine Dhanraj. They ended on 84-3 in 7 overs with Ravi Lalldeo, opening the batting, scoring a magnificent 78 not out (6×6; 6×4). Hemendra Kowlesssar took 2-3 in one over bowling for Leonora.
Wellwoman XI defeated Lady Jags by 55 runs:
Wellwoman batted first and scored 159-2 in 10 overs with Zola Telford 96 not out (9×6; 4×4); Monique Benn 33 (1×6; 4×4) in an excellent display. Beverly Nedd took 2-23 for the Jags. Lady Jags, under pressure from having to score at a high run rate, could only muster 94-4 in 10 overs with Lisa Gilkes 43 not out (2×6; 3×4).
Meanwhile, the one ball manto moves onto the final day and the fans can have a feel out in the middle by challenging their partners for a top prize of $60,000 dollars. The entertainment by Granny Ivelaw and company was exhilarating and the dancing girls wooed the large crowd assembled as they enjoyed every moment of it.
The Semi-finals and Finals are slated for Sunday February 7th along with a show involving two local Chutney Singers and dancers to compliment the cricket. The organizers have partnered with Galaxy 21 Communications along with The Caribbean Voice to ensure a quality day at the Tuschen ground.
Fans will be targeted with information on suicide awareness. Chow Pow will be hosting the day’s activities. Security and parking will be provided for patrons and West Demerarians are asked to come out in their numbers to support their game. The music will be provided by Slingerz and their will lots of food and drinks will be available.
Mobile Wizard will be in attendance and there will be lots of giveaways, with already six cell phones up for grabs by patrons in addition to t-shirts, credit and g-shock watches. Players can win USD for their performances.
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