Hemraj, Khan fire New York Blasters to convincing win

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - New York Blasters ended their tour of Guyana in a blaze of glory with a convincing 24-run victory over Everest Masters in a specially-arranged T20 encounter, staged on Friday at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, as part of the continuing 100th anniversary celebrations.

Led by an enterprising 102 retired from national middle-order batsman Chanderpaul Hemraj and 55 from fellow national Amir Khan, who were both guest players for the visitors, New York Blasters blasted a challenging 189 for seven in their allotted 20 overs.

PRESIDENT of Everest Cricket Club Stephen Lewis (left) hands over the winning trophy to manager of New York Blasters, Hafeez ‘Rockaway’ Ali. Sponsor Manniram Shew is at centre.

Hemraj led the way with his fine knock which included six sixes and eight fours while Khan slammed five sixes and three fours. The two came together with the score at 36 for one and featured in a sparkling 136-run second-wicket partnership before they both retired. Shaheed Mohamed was the best bowler with two for 21.

When Everest batted, Guyana middle-order batsman Ravindranauth Seeram rolled back the years with a vintage unbeaten 49 which included five massive sixes and two fours while Sahadeo Hardiouw struck two sixes and five fours in his 42 and Hemraj Garbarran three fours in 33. Mohin Seeram claimed two for 22.

Hemraj’s knock earned him the coveted man-of-the-match award.

The winning trophy was sponsored by Manniram ‘Packer’ Shew of Shew’s General Store of Leopold Street, Georgetown. Shew is also a Life Member of Everest Cricket Club and a popular dominoes enthusiast.

The visitors also took the opportunity to present trophies to the man-of-the-match and other top performers in the game as well as to hand over a set of cricket gear to the club.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 03:45