ECCCC/GT&T 35-over competition … Mohamed, Ramkellawan spur Enmore to crushing win
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Former national Under-15 batsman Javed Mohamed and the in-form Bheemraj Ramkellawan stroked half-centuries to lead Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) to a crushing nine-wicket victory over Mahaica Sports Club on Sunday when the inaugural ECCCC/GT&T 35-over cricket competition opened at the Enmore Community Centre ground.
Mahaica batted first and posted 149-5 after the game was reduced to 30 overs per innings, ECCCC cruised to victory at 153-1 with as many as eight overs to spare.
Faced with an asking rate of five runs per over, openers Mohamed and Ramkellawan went about the business of overhauling the target in fine fashion, adding a majestic 130 for the first wicket in a mere 17 overs.
Both were particularly severe on anything loose, taking every opportunity to advance the score during the run-chase.
The left-handed Mohamed ended on a brilliant 66 not out, inclusive of six fours while skipper Ramkellawan scored 51 which comprised 10 boundaries.
The fifty was Ramkellawan’s third in a row. He made 57 in a softball match against King’s Jewellery World recently and followed up with 64 in a losing cause against Banks DIH in a tapeball match, both at the Thirst Park ground.
Earlier, Mahaica SC posted what seemed like a challenging total, built around 44 from S. Mohan and 33 not out from S. Chamandath.
Bowling for ECCCC, off-spinner Satesh Jainarine claimed 2-11 from six overs, while medium-pacer Deron Peters bagged 2-24, also from six overs.
By virtue of the win, the ECCCC lads have booked a place in the semifinals, and they now await the winners of the other three games in the opening round.
During the coming weekends, Fairfield will take on Dochfour, Cane Grove will tackle Helena and Perseverance will trade skills with Strathavon. The winners from these games will join the ECCCC in the semifinals.
The competition, which is being organised by the ECCCC, is aimed at giving clubs from Enmore to Mahaica much needed competitive exposure.
The champion team will receive $30 000 and trophy, with the runners-up set to collect $20 000 and a trophy. Among the individual awards are trophies for the man-of-the-match in the final, most runs, most wickets and most catches.