ESCL over-40, 20-over semi- final matches set for May 15

The over-40, 20-overs competition of the 2022 Essequibo Softball Cricket League (ESCL) has reached its semi-final stage, and that is slated for play on Sunday May 15 at the Affiance Number 1 ground on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two, Pomeroon-Supenaam.

CCC top-scorers Patrick Rooplall (right) and Prashad Mahadeo struck a pose after the victory

Ravens Sports Club will tackle Sunrisers Masters, while Caribbean Cricket Club (CCC) and Queenstown Tigers will do battle.
In the final preliminary round last Sunday at Hibernia venue, CCC beat Hibernia by nine wickets, while Queenstown Tigers got the better of Devonshire Castle Sports Club by two wickets. Hibernia managed only an inadequate 183 all out off 17.1 overs, while CCC responded emphatically with 186-1 in the 15th over.
Seasoned batsman Patrick Rooplall led the way with a belligerent, unbeaten 62, while former Essequibo inter-county player Prashad Mahadeo supported with 58 for the victorious combination. In Hibernia’s innings, Ramjohn Mohammed scored 71 and Karran Ramlall scored 45, as Yaseer Mohammed bagged 4-31 from his maximum four overs, and Ekie Baksh assisted with 2-34 off four overs as well.
Devonshire Castle reached a competitive 213 all out off 19 overs, but Queenstown Tigers roared to 215-8 in the penultimate over. Motielall Deepnarine top-scored for the Tigers with 45.
When Devonshire Castle batted, Vishan Lall made 93. Meanwhile, according to ESCL Chairman Wakeel Layne, the final is set for May 22 at the Affiance Number 1 Ground. The winning side will pocket $100,000 while there are other prizes up for grabs.