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MYO Inter-Jamaat Softball Cricket Competition…
The highly-anticipated Inter-Jamaat Softball Cricket Competition sponsored by the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) of Guyana kick-started on Sunday last at the MYO Ground on Woolford Avenue.
The thrilling 15-over-a-side tournament saw New Amsterdam defeat New Mosque in the first encounter while in the second encounter, Diamond New Scheme continued their impressive run by crushing LBI.
In the first match, New Amsterdam battled New Mosque in a thrilling encounter in their 15-over affair. New Amsterdam won the toss and decided to take to the field. New Mosque started badly, losing wickets in quick succession and could only muster 115 for the loss of seven wickets. Rahim Ally finished with 60 not out as the pick of the batters. New Amsterdam were in a no-nonsense mood and struck off the runs in 7.5 overs, losing only one wicket in the process. The in-form Kieon De Jesus finished with 32 not out and Raymond Mohamed an even 50 not out. The lone wicket to fall was that of Carl Gilgeous for 29 runs.
In the second encounter, Diamond New Scheme batted first and made a massive score of 224 for the loss of five wickets. Rawl Reid made 60 not out and was supported by Ameer Khan (55) and Safraz Mohamed (43). Bowling for LBI was Kevin Persaud with two wickets, and Saheed Khan, Raymond Haniff and Safraz Ali with one wicket apiece.
LBI, in their reply, fell short by 113 runs, ending up with 111 for the loss of eight wickets. Zaman Ali and F Ally made 32 and 28 respectively. Ajay Kishan and Ameer Khan were the wreckers with the ball, picking up four and two wickets respectively.
The fixtures will continue today as the first match will commence at 09:00h as Tuschen Train Station Masjid will duke it out with Diamond New Scheme while the day will culminate with Cornelia Ida/Hague battling it out with New Mosque at 11:30h.