Malone, Sahadeo outplay Enmore

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Belligerent half-centuries from Tulsie Sahadeo and Mark Malone powered Speed XI to what turned out to be an easy seven wicket win over Enmore in a friendly Over-40 softball match on Friday evening at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda.

Chasing 192 for victory after Enmore posted 191-9 from the allotted 25 overs, Speed XI found themselves in a wobbly position in the face of some tight bowling.

With the overs motoring along rapidly and three wickets down, the Enmore players were controlling proceedings, but once Malone strode to the crease to join Sahadeo, the complexion of the game changed dramatically.

The pair proceeded to add an unbroken century partnership to seal the victory at 195-3 in 20.2 overs. Sahadeo blazed eight sixes and two fours in an unbeaten 81, while fellow right-hander Malone counted four sixes and eight fours in a rapid 72 not out.

Earlier, Enmore squandered a solid start by the top order, losing momentum in mid-innings to post what was eventually an inadequate total.

Opener Eon Abel stroked 48 (5x4s, 2x6s), Ganeshram Emamally made 34 (3x4s, 1×6), while Hemraj Pillay chipped in with 24 and Sheik Mohamed scored 18. Bowling for Speed XI, Uniss Yousuf picked 4-11 from three overs, while Salman Ghanie had 2-16 from three overs.

At the presentation ceremony which followed, Malone was named Man-of-the-Match, Abel best batsman and Yousuf best bowler. They all received trophies, as did the winning and losing team.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 19:09