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President’s T20 Softball Cup…

– centuries from Unus Yusuf, Anil Beharry close out day of play

By Timothy Jaikarran

Some riveting action was witnessed yesterday at various grounds across Georgetown as the first day of the GSCL Inc’s President’s T20 Softball Cup bowled off.
The day was highlighted by many top performances as each team aimed to rack up enough points to book their spot in the semifinals, set for today at 13:00 hrs.
A total of eight matches was played, with six being played at the Everest Cricket Ground and two at the GDF ground in the Masters Category. From those, the results were as follows:
At the Everest Cricket Ground, Ariel Masters posted a total of 161 for 9 in their allotted 20 overs, with Fidel Singh top-scoring with 51. This enabled Ariel Masters to defeat Wellman Masters, who mustered a challenging 148 all out, with Rawl Reid ending on 58 not out and the team losing by 13 runs.

Anil Beharry scored 104 in a losing effort

Trophy Stall defeated HS Masters by 53 runs. Batting first, Trophy Stall posted 170 for 3 in 20 overs. Dindiall Lakhan top scored was 93 not out, while Wazir Majid bagged 2/26. In reply, HS Masters could muster only 117 for 9, with Ganpat Gusain top-scoring with 38 as Randolph Ketwaroo picked up 3/24.
Regal Masters beat Corriverton Masters by 8 wickets in a one-sided affair. Corriverton Masters made 189 for 7 in their 20 overs, with David Lukhnauth leading the way with 87. Suruideo Ramdeen picked up 3/48.
Regal replied with a mammoth 190 for 2 in 17.1 overs, with Richard Latif top-scoring with 75 and Chien Gittens supporting with 67 not out.

Part of the action at MYO

At the GDF ground, Fisherman Masters defeated Better Hope by 2 wickets. Fisherman ended on 129 for 8, chasing down the Better Hope score of 128 all out.
In the afternoon session at Everest, Regal Masters made light work of Better Hope United, winning their encounter by 4 wickets. Better Hope United posted 68 all out in their 20 overs, Regal ended on 71 for 6 in 10.2 overs. Regal’s principal bowler was Kyume Mohamed, who took 5 for 17.
Wellman Masters whipped Trophy Stall by 60 runs. Batting first, Wellman Masters scored 164 for 6 in 15 overs, with Ernesto King leading the way with 55. In reply, Trophy Stall could afford only 104 for 4 in 15 overs. Top scoring for Wellman was Dindial Lakhan with 38, while Wellman’s principal bowler was Anil Durga, who took 2 for 11.
HS Masters defeated Ariel Masters by 25 runs. HS Masters scored 148 for 4, with Wazir Majid contributing 61 and Keith Fraser supporting with 51. Mark Fung bagged 2/40. In reply, Ariel Masters fell for 123 all out in 14.4 overs.
Meanwhile at the GDF ground, Fisherman Masters beat Corriverton Masters by 39 runs. Fisherman posted 178 for 9, while Corriverton Masters could score only 139 for 9.

Some of the action at Everest

The Legends (050) category was played at DCC, GYO and MYO. The results for those encounters are:
At MYO, Parika Defenders defeated Sunshine State by 207 runs. Parika Defenders posted 311 for 5 off 20 overs. Top scorers were Ramesh Kumar with 82, Ramesh Narine with 75, and Unis Yusuf with 54. In reply, Sunshine State ended on 104 all out.
At DCC, Wellman Legends defeated Enterprise Legends by 8 wickets. Wellman Legends ended on 72 for 2 in 8 overs as they replied to Enterprise Legends’ 70 for 8 in 20 overs.
At DCC, Regal Legends eased past Wellman Masters by 6 runs. Regal ended on 119 for 7 in 20 overs, despite Gopaul Deen bagging 4/14. This was in reply to Wellman Masters’ 113 for 8 in their 20 overs.
At GYO, Parika Defenders defeated Floodlights by 9 wickets. Batting first, Parika posted 186 for 1. Top scorers were Unis Yusuf with 101 not out and Ramesh Narine with 66 not out. In reply, Floodlights gave their all, but ended on 185 for 3, with Anil Beharry top scoring with 104 not out in a losing effort.
Also picking up victories were: Rockaway Legends, who defeated Enterprise Legends by 4 runs; President’s XI, who defeated Floodlights by 6 wickets; and Regal Legends, who dominated Rockaway by 6 wickets.
The Open Category matches were played at the QC ground and the GDF ground. The results are as follows:
At QC, Speed Boat won a thrilling encounter by 4 runs. Speedboat posted 125 for 9 in 19.5 overs. In reply, Regal ended on 121 all out in 18.5 overs.
At GDF ground, Avinash Scrap Metal crushed Essequibo Wild Oats by 103 runs. Avinash posted a mammoth 196 for 8, while Essequibo Wild Oats could post only 93 all out, to lose the match by 103 runs.
Continuing at the QC ground, Speed Boat won by 4 wickets in a match played against Hillfoot Warriors. Speedboat posted 120 for 6 in reply to Hillfoot Warriors’ 119 all out.
Ariel then crushed Hillfoot Warriors by 252 runs. Batting first, Ariel made 284 for 7, of which Brian Mangar top- scored with 103. In reply, Hillfoot Warriors ended on 32 all out in 5.3 overs.
In the afternoon session at QC ground, Regal beat Ariel by 7 wickets. Regal ended on 183 for 3 in 16 overs, as Sachin Singh top-scored with 90. This was in reply to Ariel All Stars’ 182 for 5 made in 20 overs. Top scoring for Regal was Brian Mangar with 81 not out.
Coss Cutters All Stars defeated Essequibo Wild Oats by 2 wickets. Coss Cutters ended on 131 for 8, made in 17.5 overs in reply to Essequibo Wild Oats’ 130 all out. The chief destroyer of the Essequibo batsmen was Marvin Bobb, with 4/19.
At GDF ground, Xenon All Stars won against Coss Cutters All Stars by 32 runs. Xenon posted 184 all out in 19.5 overs, thanks to Alex Rodrigues contributing 58. In reply, Coss Cutters ended on 152 for 9.