All-round ECCCC topple Rising Star by four wickets


Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Spurred on by a brilliant all-round effort from several players, the Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) outplayed Rising Star Cricket Club by four wickets in an invitational match played on Sunday last at Huist-T-Dieren, Essequibo.

Batting first after winning the toss, Rising Star recovered from a wobbly 35-5 to post a more respectable 131 all out in 29 overs.

The hosts’ top order was rocked by fiery opening spells from young fast bowlers Ranjeet Hiralall and Gavin Moriah, who shared five wickets.

Hiralall, the right-armer, picked up 3-22 from five overs, while left-armer Moriah bagged 2-13 from four overs. Yuvraj Dyal was also among the wickets, claiming 2-22 from six overs.

Topscoring for Rising Star was K. Lakhan with 37, while J. Dindyal and C. Latchman chipped in with 22 and 20 respectively.

Members of the ECCCC team in a jubilant mood after their four-wicket win over Rising Star Cricket Club on Sunday last

The ECCCC lads were then given a rousing start by skipper Bheemraj Ramkellawan, who smashed 34 from just 18 deliveries to set the tone for the run-chase. His innings included two sixes and three boundaries.

Man-of-the-Match Dyal returned to hit 29 to crown a solid all-round effort, while Hiralall (25*) was at the crease when victory was achieved at 132-6 from 29.3 overs.

Meanwhile, the ECCCC will be in action again on Sunday when a three-team T20 friendly series is hosted at the Enmore Community Centre ground, East Coast Demerara.

In the opening match at 09:00 hours, Lusignan will take on Bush Lot, with the winner meeting the ECCCC in the ‘final’ during the afternoon session.

Also on Monday, the ECCCC, Dundee and Bush Lot will contest a three-team T20 friendly series hosted by Bush Lot.

First Published In The Guyana Times.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:31