Canal No. 2 open Suriname tour with consecutive wins
SCC International Four-Team Cricket Tournament…
The Canal #2 team have had many successes in 2019. One such is advancing to the semifinals of the Amerith Rai Memorial T20 competition, being played on the West Coast of Demerara. They have continued in fine touch, as they are currently touring Suriname and competing in the Spartan Cricket Club’s International Four-Team Cricket Competition at the Dr Snell Park in Paramaribo.
They have thus far registered two consecutive wins as they continue to dominate the competition. They won their first T20 match against the Amar Shakti Cricket Club on Friday, and their second against the Nickerie All Stars Cricket Club on Saturday. This match was reduced to 10 overs due to a heavy downpour.
In match number one, against Amar Shakti Cricket Club, Mark Jeffers and Malcolm Hubbard of Zeeburg Sports Club (guest players) led Canal #2 to an emphatic victory over their opponents. Bowling first, Jeffers wrecked the top order with his pace, keeping a simple line and length that caused chaos for the opposition.
Jeffers bagged 3-9 from his allotted four overs, while Hubbard and Anand Persaud chipped in with figures of 2-3 and 2-13 respectively to restrict the opposition to 61-8 in their 20 overs. Needing only 62 for victory from 120 balls, Persaud led the way with an unbeaten 37, while Jeffers supported with a quick-fire 25* to end the match at 62-0 in 5.3 overs.
Match number two, against the Nickerie All Stars CC, was reduced to 10 overs per side as rain threatened to wash out the fixture. Bowling first once again, the All Stars were restricted to 53-5 off their allotted 10 overs. Persaud led the wicket-taking initiative with 2, while Hubbard and Narendra Persaud grabbed one each. With a small total of 56 needed, Jeffers led with an unbeaten 37 to finish the game in 4.1 overs and give Canal #2 their second win of the competition.