Regal Champs and Mike’s Wellwoman advance to semis

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Both Regal Champs and Mike’s Wellwoman booked their semifinal spots in this year’s Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc./National Sports Commission inaugural Independence Cup 10/10 competition, yesterday.

Competing in their Group ‘B’ encounter at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation ground, Regal Champs faced Mike’s Wellwoman in the first matchup of the day, as Blue Angels waited to face the losing side in their first matchup of the day.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Regal Champs posted 66 for 7 off their 10 overs, led by skipper Nalini Sumintra’s 20 and 14 from Mathura Cambridge, in the face of Haseena Mohammed and S. Davenanda who took two wickets each for 10 runs and Alicia Bobb-Semple, 2 for 11.

In reply, Mike’s Wellwoman reached 67 for 6 from 9.3 overs, led by Abena Parker 15, Joann Van Sertima 14 and 13 from Bobb-Semple, while Akaze Thompson took 3 for 7 in an effort to keep Regal Champs in the hunt for the win.

In their second game of the day against Blue Angels, Regal Champs who needed a win to keep their semifinal hopes alive, restricted their opponents to 62 for 5 from their 10 overs, with G. Stanford topscoring with 21 (3×4).

Cambridge took 2 for 11 for Regal Champs, who in reply reached 64 for 4, led by an unbeaten 22 from Sumintra and 18 (3×4) from Daniels, as S. Sawh took 3 for 12 for Blue Angels, who in their second game against Mike’s Wellwoman were restricted to 87 for 3 in their 10 overs.

L. Gilkes struck six fours in her topscore of 45 and received support from J. Garraway who made 17, while Mike’s Wellwoman in reply reached 89 for 3 from 7.4 overs, as Parker struck two sixes and two fours in her 25, receiving support from S. Chester and Zola Telford with 16 each.

In today’s semifinal, Regal Champs will take on Trophy Stall Angels who topped their group the previous day, while Mike’s Wellwoman who topped Group ‘B’ will do battle with Karibee Strikers, who placed second to Trophy Stall Angels.

All matches will be played at the Everest Cricket Club ground.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 18:00