By Zaheer Mohamed
A fine all-round performance by Sunil Sarjoo handed North Soesdyke a comfortable 84-run victory over Bayrock of Linden when the final of the East Bank Demerara Cricket Association (EBDCA) Executive Cup T20
tournament was contested on Sunday at Farm.
North Soesdyke recovered from 30-4 to post 145-8 after they decided to bat in front of a fair-sized crowd. Fast bowlers Julian Fortune and Dellon Williams impressed with their pace and put North Soesdyke on the back foot early on. Fortune had Neil Richardson caught for 10, while Williams had Sahadeo Hardaiow (02) taken at fine leg and uprooted the stumps of Hemraj Garbarran (06) before Eon Reynolds accounted for Stephon Black (02).
However, Sarjoo and skipper Leroy Primo repaired the early damage with a fifth wicket stand of 70 with level-headed batting on a pitch that offered much assistance to the faster bowlers. Primo struck four fours and one six before he fell for 39, while Sarjoo, who started shakily but gained momentum as his innings progressed, thumped three fours and a similar number of sixes in scoring 37. Terrence Liverpool chipped in with 17 not out as Williams claimed 3-19, Reynolds 2-33; Fortune, Stephan Brown and Jermaine Gibbons one each.
Stephan Browne and Leonard Caleb gave Bayrock a fine start with an opening stand of 39 before Caleb, who hit two fours and one six, was lbw to Richardson for 17. Richardson then
sent back Reynolds for two before Sarjoo disturbed the stumps of Andrew Murray and trapped Lawrence Browne lbw, both without scoring to leave the score at 47-4. Medium pacer Sarjoo who bowled with variation then destroyed the rest of the batting as Bayrock were sent packing for 69 in 12.2 overs. Browne was the last man out for a top score of 21 (3×4) as man-of-the-match Sarjoo finished with 5-15 from four overs, Richardson had 2-26, while Rakesh Gangaram and Ronald Jaisingh had one apiece. Both teams received trophies and cash prizes.
The EBDCA presented a quantity of bats and stumps to all their affiliated clubs at the presentation ceremony. President of the Association Anand Kalladeen congratulated the teams while vice president Rohan Sarjoo said they will continue to work for the development of the game in the area and thanked Trophy Stall for their support.
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