Speedboat Sports Club defeated Wolf’s Warriors in the final of the Guyana Softball League’s Mobile Wizard 10/10 softball cricket tournament at the Tuschen Ground on Sunday to maintain their
The competition was sponsored by Trophy Stall, Wolf’s Furniture Store, Rohan’s Furniture Establishment, Miss Love Trading (West Coast) and Imtiaz and Imran Hack. The performances in the semi-finals had the crowd on its feet especially in the match between Omesh XI and Wolf’s Warriors.
In the Masters’ game East Bank X1 were inserted and struggled to 36-2 after 4 overs but accelerated to reach 102-6 from 10 overs with Abdul Sadeek contributing 29 which a six and 2 fours. Alim Khalil took 2-12 and was supported by Arnold Padmore (2-30).
West Coast Blazers in reply struggled from the onset with Ritchie Salim batting 6 overs for only 9 runs. Mohamed Saffie scored 22 off 9 balls but it was too much to do in the end and the innings closed with Blazers being restricted to 91-7 in 10 overs to lose by 11 runs. John Singh took 2-11 and Imtiaz Mohamed 2-16 for East Bank.
FIRST SEMI FINAL:
Speedboat demolished Power XI by 9 wkts:
Power XI won the toss and were dismissed for 65 from 9.2 overs with Ravi Laldeo scoring 28, but his dismissal exposed the brittle batting of the Power XI line up.
Wasim Sundar (4-4) and Shazim Hussain (2-10) led the bowling for Speedboat SC whoc sped to 66-1 in 3 overs with Shazim Hussain scoring 26 off 7 balls and Wazeer Hussain getting 26 off 6 balls.
Wolf’s Warriors made light work of Omesh XI by 54 runs:
Wolf’s Warriors compiled a challenging 115-6 off 10 overs with Amrit “Rocky” Rai leading with 39 off 23 balls as the bowling of Omesh’s XI was wayward and never threatened with Trevus Drakes (2-22) being the best bowler.
When Omesh XI batted, poor shot selection contributed to the pressure as they were limited for 61-7 in 10 overs. Narine Bailey took 2-6 and was responsible for breaking the back of the batting as the prolific Ricardo Adams and Vickram Kissoon were never allowed to settle. Abbas Zaman supported with 2-10.
In the showdown between Speedboat SC and Wolf’s Warriors which was watched by a vocal crowd and played under lights, the toss was won by Wolf’s Warriors, who elected to bat.
They started badly losing the inform Amrit Rai with the score on 15 but Vishnu Tannichandra stepped up and blasted 37 off 16 balls. However, with his dismissal via the run out route, the complexion of the game changed and Wolf’s Warriors ended on 106-6 in 10 overs. Imran Hamid (2-17) was the top bowler, while the fielding of Speedboat was exceptional.
Speedboat lost their first wicket through the soft dismissal of Lennox Marks, then the tempo changed but smart batting by Shazim Hussain (18) who fed the strike to skipper Greg Singh, who pulverized the bowling to all parts of the ground to lead his team to their second victory in as many games in this tournament. Singh finished unbeaten on 56 which included five massive sixes and 3 fours.
Meanwhile, ‘Granny Ivelaw’ put on a show, while chutney sensation Pooran Seeraj, Slingerz Sound System and the live band ‘Tristar Innovators’ all entertained the crowd.
Additionally the one ball manto brought out fifty pairs and was a big hit with the spectators who got the opportunity to show-off their talent.
Extra beer provided the refreshments and also sponsored many areas of the tournament even sponsoring a team in the finals. Promoter Nigel Bell collaborated with the Guyana Softball League to make the event a success.
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