The Golyn 10/10 Softball Cricket competition organized by the Guyana Softball League and
sponsored by Golyn and Sons created a massive impression as the people of Leonora were treated to some scintillating stroke play in West Coast Zone. The turnout was impressive even though only three games were possible.
The results are as follows: Speedboat SC hammered Crossbreed Warriors by 79 runs.
Speedboat SC won the toss and batted, rattling up an impressive 186-4 in 10 overs with an opening partnership of 111 between Lennox Marks 64 (8×6; 2×4) off 28 deliveries and Shazim Hussain 45 (6×6) off 16 balls being the highlight. They were ably supported by Kishore Smith who hammered 53, aided by some 7 sixes and one four off 14 balls. The introduction of Narine Shaw saw the partnership broken as he dismissed three batsmen off consecutive deliveries to claim the first hat-trick of the tournament. He ended with 3-33 off his two overs.
In reply, Crossbreed Warriors being under pressure to score quickly were decimated in their quest losing 4 wickets at the half way stage for only 58 runs. Mahendra Persaud batting at 5 then compiled 42 (3×6; 3×4) off 22 deliveries which was the mainstay of the batting as wickets fell regularly. No other batsman stayed around long enough to offer any chance of a comeback victory as they ended on 107-7 in 10 overs. Bowling for Speedboat SC, Sheldon Perch took 2-23 off his two overs.
Omesh XI destroyed Power XI by a massive 105 runs. Omesh XI won the toss and batted scoring at will against a wayward bowling attack, racking up 174 – 6 in 10 overs. Omesh Parbhu leading his team by example, compiled a responsible 48 (7×6;1×4) off 16 deliveries. The next best batter was Ricardo Adams with 30 (4×6;1×4) and just as he was looking ominous his off stump was uprooted by Jia Chackroverty who took 2-38 from his two overs. Amarnauth Sooknanan supported with 2-6 off one over. In reply, without their inform batsman Ravo Laldeo, Power XI could only muster 69 in 10 overs. Omesh XI used ten bowlers in the process. All the bowlers contributed as the wickets were shared.
Vipers defeated West Coast Blazers by 3 wkts. West Coast Blazers, the masters team in this tournament, batted first and made 70-8 in 10 overs with Hemendra Kowlessar contributing 22 (1×6). Amit Hussain with 2-11 from his two overs was the top bowler for Vipers and he was supported by Akram Hussain with 2-21 from 2 overs. In their turn, Vipers XI got a scare as the masters took wickets regularly but were unable to push all the way as Vipers XI struggled to 75-7 off 9.1 overs with Arif Hussain contributing 24 (3×6). The bowling of the masters’ team was commendable as Hemendra Kowlessar 2-10 and Dhaniram Moonsammy with 2-19 were the wicket takers, but the accurate bowling of Arnold Padmore supported well under the circumstances defending a low total.
Meanwhile, the other zones will commence shortly as the tournament goes into full gear around the country as the tournament heats up. Teams wishing to join the tournament can contact the following representations or Guyana Softball League direct:
Berbice Softball League- Omeshwar Sirikishun – 627-5788; Pinky Arthur – 615-9423;Alston Barrington – 628-8291;James Hart – 628-2391/335-3111; Essequibo Softball League – Travis Simon – 603-0106/619-2022; Anil Durga – 644-5276; Elroy Stephney – 621-8484; Eckie Persaud – 649-1382; Shermon Austin – 663-8278.
Linden Softball League – Mortimer Denny – 639-0057/ 442-1562/653-2589; East Coast Softball League – Nadir Baskh – 696-7285/222-3605; East Bank Demerara – Shafeek Mohamed – 657-2300/265-4729/216-1861.
West Demerara – Ravendra Ramgobin – 276-1381; Essequibo Islands – Veren Chintamanie – 692-9611; Bonasika – Ashraf Mohamed -665-6138/664-9245; after 6pm Guyana Softball League direct Leonard Harprashad – 646-0568/268-2458.
Oct 16, 2018By Sean Devers in Trinidad In association with Regal, Vnet, Noble House Seafoods & Cascadia Hotel In murky conditions and played before virtually empty stands, Guyana Jaguars, led by a 79-run...
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