Adventure thump Golden Fleece to take Regal SCC softball title
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Adventure romped to a commanding nine- wicket victory over Golden Fleece to capture the inaugural Regal Stationery and Computer Centre softball cricket title on Sunday last at the Golden Fleece ground, Essequibo Coast.
The hosts were bowled out for a meager 65 in 8.5 overs, batting first. Shivu Hurrilall scored 14 (2×6) while Leyland McDonald 3-22, Ravindra Baljodha 2-3, Govindra Sharma 2-10 and Selwyn Greene 2-17 did the damage with the ball for Adventure.
Watched by a large and vocal crowd, which included Chief Executive Officer of Regal Stationery Mahendra Hardyal and Vice President of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. Lance Adams, Adventure responded with 71 for 1 from 4.4 overs.
Adventure took home $100,000 and a trophy while Golden Fleece pocketed $25,000 and a trophy. Baljodha was given the man of the match award.
Earlier, Die Hard lost to Adventure by seven wickets in the first semi final. Die Hard batted first and scored 124-2 off their allocation of 10 overs. Jainanand Lall smashed 91 (1×4 12×6) and Khalid Baksh made 27 (2×4 2×6). Adventure replied with 126-3 in 8.3 overs.
Shaz Grovesnor struck four fours and a solitary six in his topscore of 46 (1×4 2×6), while Brian Mangal and Baljodha’s scored 21 each. Sasepaul Deodatt took 2-33.
In the second semifinal, Cotton Field Wild Oats went down to Golden Fleece by six wickets. Cotton Field batted first and posted 134-5 in 10 overs. Dion Wallace led with an unbeaten 52 (1×4 6×6) and skipper Ramesh Narine made 48 (3×4 5×6); G. Singh snared 2-17.
Golden Fleece reached 135 for 4 from 9.2 overs in reply. Shivu Hurrilall stroked 35 (4×6) and P. Singh made 22 (3×6). Ravi Singh had 2- 22 for the losers.
Meanwhile, Regal XI of Georgetown defeated an Essequibo Select XI by 29 runs in an exhibition game before the final. The visitors took first strike and rattled up 117 for 4 off 10 overs. Patrick Rooplall’s scored 41 (1×4 4×6), Chien Gittens made 28 (1×4 2×6) and Safraz Esau 24 (3×6). The home team responded with 88-9 in 10 overs.
Grovesnor slammed 38 (5×6). Ricky Sargeant and Esau picked up three wickets each and Mohamed Ayube 2-28. Esau was named Man of the Match.