H.S Masters defeated the more established Regal Masters by 12 runs in the latest round of action in the Wolf’s Challenge Cup Softball Tournament played last weekend.
At the Malteenoes Ground, Thomas Lands, H.S Masters batted first and scored 143/4 from their 20 overs with Danny Mohanram making 64 and B. Lakeram contributing 25. David Harper was the pic of the Regal bowlers with 2-26. In their turn at the crease, Regal Masters stumbled to 132/6 from their 20 overs. Mahase Chunilall made a fighting 30 and Mahendra Hardyal chipped in with 21. B. Lakeram 3-13 and M. Arjune 2-23 were the chief destroyers with the ball for the victors.
In other action, Superior Woods beat Albion Masters by 60 runs. Superior Woods had first use of the wicket and raked up 156/7 from 20 overs. Surujlall Kumar made 41, Rudolph Johnson 22 not out and Peter Persaud 22 while John Sumir snared 3-23 and S. Permaul 2-30.
When Albion took to the crease they were in all sorts of trouble and at the end of the 17th over they were bundled out for 96. Only B. Lanchand with 36 showed fight as Roy Persaud 4 wickets for 8 runs and Peter Persaud 3-18 combined to wreck havock.
Wolf Warriors Masters were also in winners row when they beat Fisherman Masters by 4 wickets. Fisherman totalled 139/9 from 20 overs with G. Persaud stroking a well composed half century ending on 53. H. Dhanraj bagged 3-20 bowling for Wolf Warriors who got to their target with two overs to spare. The Warriors got to 140/7 from 18 overs with Raghunandan Narine getting the top score of 30 and F. Bacchus supporting with 25.
The teams made full use of the Emancipation Day holiday and celebrated with a high scoring encounter at the Ghandi Youth Organization (GYO) ground. In the match Wellman Masters played brilliantly to overcome H.S Masters by 28 runs. Wellman batted first and muscled their way to 192/9 from their quota of 20 overs. There were useful contributions from Eon Lovell 41, Nandram Samlall 39, Wayne Jones 27 and Richard Persaud 25. Rudolph Johnson led the way with the ball for H.S. Masters with four wickets for 25. The run chase was on course with Peter Persaud 51, Oslyn Batson 32 and R. Johnson 32 going great guns but were kept at bay by Latchman Kallicharran with 2-18 and Wayne Jones 2-21 as they fell short by 28 runs to end at 164/5.
There are eight more matches slated for this Sunday August 7 at three venues.
At the Malteenoes Ground, on Pitch One Floodlights take on Savage Masters at 10:00h while Wellman clash with H.S. Masters on Pitch two also at 10:00h.
At 13:00h Superior Woods challenge Savage Masters on Pitch One while on Pitch Two the ladies get in to action when Wellwoman take on the Blue Divas the at 14:30h 4R Lioness meet Enterprise Divas.
Over at the GYO Ground, Fisherman Masters battle with Regal Masters at 10:00h while at 13:00h Parika Defenders match skills with Tropical Springs.
Tournament hosts, the Wolf Warriors Masters will travel to the Jialing Ground at Albion to take on hosts the Albion Masters from 11:00h.