JKR Ariel wins Michael and Son inaugural softball tournament
Led by a Player-of-the-Match performance from David Williams, JKR Ariel emerged as victors in the inaugural Michael and Son (Team Old Broom) softball tournament at Port Mourant Community Centre Ground on Sunday.
Williams’s unbeaten 31 helped Ariel chased down 60 in a four-over contest against Speed Boat.
Batting first, Speed Boat posted 59-3 in four overs, with Greg Singh top-scoring with 26 while Delroy Pereira, who was the best bowler, claimed 2-9. In reply, JKR Ariel posted 61-2 in 3.2 overs, as Williams had support from Quinten Sampson, who made 15. Both batsmen struck huge sixes at the fairly large Port Mourant Ground.
A total of nine teams played in the tournament with teams from Berbice and Georgetown battling for supremacy. Popular businessman Michael Ramaiah, who is the owner of Michael and Son Business Enterprise, a wholesale/retail beverage depot and shop at Well Street, Miss Phoebe Village, said it was great for him to host this tournament.
“It was an exciting day and it was good to have cricket and it was good to host the event in a great spirit,” Ramaiah said. The businessman disclosed that the event would be held annually at the Port Mourant Community Centre Ground. The winning team and runners-up walked away with a host of hampers and prizes along with Presidente Beer. A representative from ANSA McAL assisted in making the presentations.