…..Chanderpaul, Hiralal slamm centuries
Georgetown Bears, Upper East Coast Tigers, West Demerara Mavericks and Lower East Bank Lions registered victories in the opening round of the DCB/RSI Over40 20/20 Competition yesterday across Demerara.
Bears captain, Surendra Hiralal, lit up the small DCC ground with a flurry of shots in a match winning unbeaten century (101), decorated with ten boundaries and four handsome sixes. Also enjoying the party was Ron Ramnauth who hammered a quick 57 which included ten fours. Bears finished on 220/3 off their 20 overs. Radesh Persaud had some success with the ball, capturing 2/25 off three overs.
In reply, West Coast Demerara Seals lost early wickets and kept losing wickets at crucial times. They eventually folded for 171 in the 16th over. M. Saffee gave his team hope towards the end with a blistering 72; he smashed the balls out and around DCC for seven maximums and six fours. The destroyers with the ball were Mark Farreira with 2/9, Cladius Gibson with 2/18 and Ron Ramnath with 2/19.
At Lusignan ground, the match started late and was reduced to 16 overs per side. Lions took first strike and cricket superstar, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, banged 141 to see his team to 207/1 in their 20 overs. Also among the runs was Sahadeo Hardeo who scored 54.
Lower East Coast Bulls never threatened the target; they finished on 141/4 when their overs expired. Arthur Duke top-scored with 60, while Nirmaldeo Sarwan contributed 32. Sharing the wickets were Jai Singh (1/20), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (1/9), and Johnny Azeez (1/11).
At Farm ground, West Demerara Mavericks humbled Upper East Bank Colts by seven wickets. Colts won the toss, elected to bat and only managed 114/6 in their allotted overs. Captain Rohan Sarjoo top-scored with an unbeaten 45, while Ganesh Persaud grabbed 2/17 off three overs.
In reply, Mavericks reached the target in 11.4 overs with Sham Persaud and Eon Williams scoring 48 not out and 37 respectively. Colts best bowler was David Mohamed (2/8).
Tigers cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Georgetown Buffaloes at the Enterprise ground. The visitors batted first and reached 148/5 in 20 overs. Lenny Massiah and Steven Alves led the way with 34 and 24 respectively. Bowling for Tigers, Chatterpaul Singh and Basheer Khan accounted for two wickets each.
Tigers took only 14.4 overs to knock off the required runs. Latchman Yadram (53 not out) and Mustaq Shah (51) were the main scorers.
The competition continues next Friday, March 4, 2016. Colts will clash with Buffaloes at Everest ground, Tigers will meet Seals at Wales ground, Bears will take on Bulls at Ogle ground, and Lions will square off with Mavericks at Farm ground.
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