Mavericks, Tigers to battle in final today


Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - West Bank Demerara Mavericks and Upper East Coast Tigers will battle in the final of the DCB/Raj Singh Insurance Brokers/Trophy Stall over-40, 20-over competition at Everest Cricket Club ground from 13:00 hours today.

Mavericks and Tigers recorded convincing victories in their semi-final match-ups against Lower East Coast Bulls and West Coast Demerara Seals respectively on Friday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.

In the first match, Mavericks thrashed Bulls by five wickets. Batting first, Bulls were bowled out for 96 in 18.2 overs. B Persaud top-scored with 26, while V Gobin and C. Gangadin were the other batsmen who reached double-figures. The destroyer with the ball was Sham Persaud, who captured 2-1 from two overs, one of which was a maiden.

Man-of-the-Match Eon Abel collects his man-of-the-match award from Raj Singh in the presence of his teammates from Upper East Coast Tigers

In reply, Mavericks reached 97-5 in 15.2 overs. Deoram Persaud and Eon Williams were among the runs with 24 each. They got support from Imran Sullivan and Sham Persaud with 10 and 11 respectively. Persaud was adjudged man-of-the-match for his good all-round performance.

Meanwhile, the second semi-final was a high scoring encounter. Tigers hammered Seals by nine wickets in 14.1 overs. Seals took to the crease first and amassed 155-6 in their allotted 20 overs. Rabindranauth Seeram led the way with 76 and got good support from Asgar Nazarali, who made 27.

Anil Persaud was the pick of the bowlers with 2-14 from two overs, while Eon Abel took 1-6 from two overs.

Tigers chased down the runs brilliantly, reaching 156-1. After demolishing the Seals bowlers and taking the game away from then, Abel was run out three runs short of a century. Abel and Shiek Mohamed (27) shared an opening partnership of 148 runs. Abel took the man-of-the-match honours for his outstanding all-round display.

First Published In The Guyana Times.


Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:41