East Coast Cricket Board Navin/Hanso 50-Over cricket competition: Action to continue on May 15

…Chandrika, Khan, Balgobin, among top performers

The East Coast Cricket Board’s Navin/Hanso 50-Over competition, initially scheduled for continuation on Sunday May 8, is now scheduled to be played on Sunday May 15 at various venues.

Rajendra Chandrika, Amir Khan, Chaitram Balgobin and Ariel Tilku

Fairfield Rivals will be at home on their community centre ground against Lusignan Sports Club; Enterprise Busta CC will clash with Strathavon CC at the Enterprise CCG; Buxton CHCC will play Better Hope CC at the Buxton Community Centre Ground; and Ogle CC will compete against Golden Grove CC at the Ogle CC Cricket Ground.
So far, several outstanding performances have highlighted the action, and cricket fans can anticipate lots more excitement as the tournament continues.
Meanwhile, on April 10 last, Enterprise Busta Sports Club (ESC) defeated Mahaica SC in a low-scoring match. The latter team batted first and scored 49 all out in 14.4 overs, with M Singh top-scoring with 22. Bishram Samaroo turned in commanding bowling figures of 5 wickets for 22 runs, while Rajendra Chandrika bagged 2 wickets for 27 runs in his 7.4 overs.
In their turn at the crease, Enterprise knocked off the required runs in 5 overs, while conceding just 1 wicket. Vivan Albert 18* and Himnauth Dindyal (25)* eventually sealed the victory for ESC by 9 wickets.
The Lusignan Sports Club (LSC) won the toss and inserted Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) in a game reduced to 45 overs. The ECCCC compiled 266 all out in 43.2 overs through the efforts of Chaitram Balgobin (70), Amir Khan (63) and Viswanauth Ramlakhan (50). Karamchand Persaud bagged 5 wickets for 48 runs from 9 overs, while Navin Persaud chipped in with 2-48 from 9 overs.
The LSC turned in a brave performance, but despite a gusty effort from Stephen Ramdass (36), fell short by 4 runs in 27.2 overs. Balgobin bolstered his batting performance with immaculate bowling that saw him registering 4-4 from a similar number of overs. Yuvraj Dyal supported with 2-5 from 2.2 overs.
In another encounter, Ogle took on Better Hope at the Lusignan Community Centre Ground (LCCG). Better Hope won the toss and sent Ogle in to bat on a damp and soft wicket, and with the overs reduced to 45.
Ogle were bowled out for 41 in 21.1 overs. Sachin Singh claimed 4 wickets for 15 runs off 9 overs for the LSC. Rajendra Singh bagged 3 wickets for 14 runs off 5 overs, while Ravi Singh took 3-8 off 6 overs.
In reply, Better Hope reached 48/3 in 11.3 overs, with Ryan Singh notching up 12*.
In another truncated 45-over encounter, Fairfield Rivals took on Strathavon SC, with the former team winning the toss and taking first strike. Fairfield compiled 144 all out in 35 overs, with Ramnarine Chatura (50) and Dorain Grenion (22) being the principal scorers.
Strathavon SC’s Ajay Persaud with 3-20 (9 overs) and Prakash Chowtie with 3-26 (9 overs) were instrumental in restricting Fairfield Rivals, but the Strathavon SC batsmen were unable to complete the job, scoring 131 all out in 31.3 overs. Ramnarine Chatura with 4-25 (8 overs) and Karpov George with 3-16 (5.3 overs) were the leading bowlers.
Over at the LBI Ground, LBI CC took on Buxton and batted first after calling correctly. Several batsmen turned in good performances, including Ariel Tilku (75), Nizam Khan (52), Alex Algoo (34), and Richard Dowlatram (24), to steer LBI CC to 273 for 9 from their allotted 50 overs.
Yojeshwar Bishun snared 5-29, Richard Dowlatram 3-19 and Ariel Tilku 2-22. Buxton, in reply, fell short, scoring 101 all out from 26 overs. Their top batsman was Owen Andrews (31).
In another encounter, Better Hope called the toss correctly and inserted Ogle in another game that saw a 5- over reduction. Ogle then amassed 41 all out in 21 overs. Better Hope responded with 48/3 in 11.2 overs.
Sachin Singh bowled 9 overs and took 4 wickets while conceding 15 runs. Rajendra Singh bowled 5 overs and took 3-14, while Ravi Singh contributed 3 wickets for 8 runs from 6 overs.