MMZ Masters pip Everest Masters in 25-over fixture
Meten-Meer-Zorg Masters managed to squeeze past Everest Masters by a mere two runs when they hosted their rivals for a 25-over cricket match just under a week ago.
Everest won the toss and asked their hosts to take first strike, resulting in MMZ Masters posting a total of 129 runs all out. Openers Muneshwar Balgobin and Mohan Chaitram had put on 35 before Ronald Jaisingh had Balgobin lbw for 17.
The hosts then slipped to 35 for 3 before skipper Troy Khan and Chabiraj Ramcharran put together a 28-run partnership. Ramcharran top scored with 28, Avinash Shardanandan contributed 20, Vinod Rajkumar and Mohan Chaitram each scored 15 runs, and Troy Khan was left unbeaten on 12 as the wickets expired in 24.4 overs.
Jaisingh bagged 2 for 14, Basil Persaud claimed 2 for 16, Shaheed Mohamed had 2 for 22 and Ucil Armstrong finished with 2 for 25.
Everest were well on their way to overhauling this small score when, at 70 without loss in 9 overs, Abid Haniff had Sahadeo Hardaiow caught for a well-played 33, which included 3 sixes and 3 fours.
His partner Shaheed Mohamed (43) departed shortly after; then wicket began to tumble, with only Bisham Singh (13) and Armstrong (14) passing double figures as Everest fell short at 127.
Man-of-the-match, left-arm spinner Lalta Suknanand, grabbed 4 for 10 from 4.2 overs. He was well supported by Haniff, who claimed 3 for 20, and Vinod Rajkumar, who had 2 for 16.
The Winners Trophy, Runners- up Trophy, and Man-of-the Match Trophy were sponsored by Odyssey Sightseeing Tours Guyana Inc.
Meten-Meer-Zorg Masters will come up against Meten-Meer-Zorg Future Youths today at the Meten-Meer-Zorg West Community Centre Ground from 12:30pm.