Following their successes in round three of the Amerith Rocky Rai Memorial T20 Cricket on the West Coast of Demerara, the Zeeburg Sports Club continued their immaculate form in round 4 as they pummelled Players Sports Club (PSC) in their highly-anticipated encounter at Canal Number 2 Sports Club.
The Zeeburg side is currently undefeated in the four matches played.
Needing a win under their belt, Players Sports Club needed to up the ante on their pre-game strategy and try to carry out their field tactics. In the past, their batting has collapsed and they failed to carry on. After winning the toss, Players SC elected to bat first on a batting-friendly pitch in a 15-over prestige match as the rains had earlier threatened to wash out the game. The opening batsmen walked to the middle, but soon found themselves back in the pavilion as the undefeated Zeeburg side chipped away at their opponents’ batting line-up. Despite losing key wickets at key intervals, PSC continued to rally on as they were able to maintain a healthy run rate of 7.26 runs per over. Eventually PSC ended on 109-7 in their allotted 15 overs as A Persaud (24) and J Lovell (24) were the main contributors for the side. Bowling for Zeeburg were Yutesh Dhanpaul (3-6); Mark Jeffers (1-12) and Andre Seepersaud (1-22).
Needing 110 for victory off 15 overs at 7.3 runs per over the Zeeburg side had to play smart, as while they were looking to carry on their unbeaten streak, the PSC were hungry for a win. But Zeeburg made light work of the total as they replied with 114 for 1 in 9.5 overs with the top scorers being Richardo Poloram (55*) and Balbinder Shivpersaud (47*). No bowler from PSC was able to get any decent figures.