Harper’s all-round performance leads Regal Masters to victory

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Raymond Harper guided Regal Masters to a five-run victory over New York President’s XI on the opening day of the Guyana Softball Cup III on Friday at the Police Sports Club ground Eve Leary.

Playing in the Over-45 division, Regal posted an imposing 205-4 off their allotted 20 overs, batting first. Harper topscored with 70 and Longsford Klass supported with 49 while S. Rampersaud took 2-34 bowling for New York President’s XI.

In reply the overseas team reached 200-6 in 20 overs although Mohamed Rafeek stroked 105. Ryan Singh and Harper claimed two wickets apiece.

Industry defeated SCI Miami by seven wickets. SCI Miami took first strike and managed 107-9 in 20 overs. Muniram Pooran made 23 and Joshua Prashad took 3-32. Industry won the game in 18 overs, finishing on 110-3 in 18 overs; Mahendra Persaud scored 22 not out while Anthony Dhanraj had 2-25.

Industry also defeated New York President’s XI by eight wickets. New York President’s XI chalked 166-7 in 20 overs with Rudy Rodrigues scoring 40. Industry knocked off the target in 17.1 overs, reaching 167-2. Joshua Persaud led the batting with 58 and Mohamed Rafeek took 2-24.

SCI Miami suffered another defeat, this time at the hands of Regal Masters, by 7 wickets. They were bowled out for 101 in 16.4 overs, batting first with Mahendra Pooran making 42 as Mahase Chuniall bagged 6-17. Regal, in reply, scored 105-3 in 11.5 overs. Longsford Klass topscored with an unbeaten 42.

At Bourda, Ontario Masters hammered New York Sea View by eight wickets. NY Sea View scored 121-9 in 20 overs, batting first. Parmanand Lutchman made 29 not out; Tony Singh captured 3-18. Ontario Masters responded with 122-2 in 17.4 overs with Steve Massiah, former Guyana player and USA skipper, led with an unbeaten 34.

At DCC, Wellman overcame Parika Defenders by 19 runs. Wellman posted 215-6 in 20 overs. Lloyd Ruplall slammed 92 while Ramesh Rambharose grabbed 3-46 for Parika Defenders who responded with 196 all out in 19.1 overs. Aftar Khan scored 54; M. Denny picked up 4-16.

New York Sea View overcame Success Superior Woods by 14 runs. NY Sea View batted first and scored 167-7 in 20 overs. L. Longhorn made 40; Reaz Karim had 2-24. Success Superior Woods were bowled out for 153 in 16 overs. R. Kowlessar scored 40; Longhorn claimed 2-31.

Savage Masters beat Brooklyn by 9 wickets. Brooklyn scored 143-9 in 20 overs, batting first. R. Seenarine made 38. Yunnis Mohamed grabbed 3-12. Savage replied with 145-1 in 12.2 overs. Mohamed scored 73 not out.

In the open category at Ministry of Education ground, Trophy Stall defeated Ontario Softball League (OSL) by 70 runs. Trophy Stall batted first and scored 238-3 in 20 overs with Martin Dutchin top scoring with 85 and Fazal Rafiek supported with 66. D. Ramsawak took 2-32. OSL replied with 168-8 in 20 overs. Gavin Singh made 36; Rafiek claimed 3-43 and Wasim Haslim 2-32.

Corriverton got the better of Cotton Field Wild Oats by 1 wicket. Cotton Field scored 132 all out in 17.4 overs, batting first. Ramesh Narine made 29; Alfred Garnett claimed 4-19. Corriverton reached their target in 18 overs ending on 133-9 in reply. Sherwin Murray led with 26; Rovindra Singh bagged 5-19.

At Police Sports Club ground, Karibee Rice went down to Berbice Titans by 7 wickets. Karibee Rice batted first and were skittled for 80 in 16.2 overs. M. Baldeo snared 3-10. Berbice Titans responded with 82-3 in 16 overs. David Lukenauth made 33 not out.

Trophy Stall got the better of Berbice Titans by 47 runs. Rafiek and Haslim scored 33 and 22 respectively as Trophy Stall posted 172-8 in 20 overs after taking first strike. C. Arjune took 2-24 for Berbice Titans who were bowled out for 125 in 18 overs in reply. Troy Gonsalves was their leading batsman with 41 as K.Bissoondyal captured 3-5, Dutchin 3-19 and Rafeek 2-21.

At St. Stanislaus ground, Regal XI scraped past Wolf Warriors by 1 run. Regal XI batted first and rattled up 165 before they were bowled out 18.5 overs. Ricardo Adams led with 41; Narine Bailey snared 3-24.

Wolf Warriors were restricted to 164-9 in 20 overs in reply. Mohamed Karim stroked 61 while Balram Roopnarine picked up 4-38 including a hat trick and Khalid Haslim 3-39.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sat, 11/09/2013 - 05:23