SCL INC./NSC INDEPENDENCE CUP…Trophy Stall Angels and Trophy Stall XI advance to semifinals
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Reigning Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company 10/10 champions Trophy Stall Angels underlined their supremacy yesterday at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation ground, when they defeated both 4R Lioness and Karibee Rise Strikers to advance to the semifinals of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. /National Sports Commission Independence Cup.
In the first game, Trophy Stall Angels asked 4R Lioness to bat first and reduced them to 105 for 3 off their 10 overs, with Tameka Wilson 61 (6×4, 3×6) and Ruth George 28 (2×4, 1×6) being their leading scorers, to which Trophy Stall Angels replied with 111 for 4 off 7.3 overs, thanks to Heema Singh 28 (4×4, 1×5), Roxanne Demonick 24 (2×6, 1×4) and Odessa O’Neil 16 (2×4, 1×6).
In their second game against Karibee Strikers, Trophy Stall Angels batted first and scored 97 for 5, with Singh leading the way with 35 (2×6, 2×4) and Demonick 31 (4×4, 1×6), as Tenesha Leonard took 2 for 18 for Karibee Strikers who were limited to 73 for 4 in reply, despite 28 (4×4) from Aleena Arokium and 17 (2×4) from Leonard.
In their first game of the day, Karibee Strikers disposed of 4R Lioness by eight wickets, reducing them to 70 for 6, with Abigail Scott 20 and Shyon Goodluck 13 leading their batting, while Sha Gaj took 2 for 10 for Karibee Strikers, who scored 74 for 2, thanks to Sheneta Grimmond’s 36 (3×6, 2×4).
At the Everest Cricket Club ground, Trophy Stall XI emulated their female counterparts to play unbeaten, after defeating Farm XI and Regal XI in their two matches, while Regal XI had mixed fortunes in both the Open and Masters Over-40 categories.
In their first game against Farm XI, Trophy Stall bowled out their opponents for 61 in 12.5 overs, with only R. Reddy and W. Yusuf reaching double figures with 13 and 12, to which Trophy Stall XI replied with 63 for 3 off 7.3 overs, thanks to K. Bishundial’s unbeaten 29 (3×6, 2×4) and 12 from S. Budhu.
In their second game, Trophy Stall bowled out Regal Xl for a paltry 87 inside 11.2 overs, of which Kwesi Joseph topscored with 26 (2×6, 1×4) and Richard Latiff made 18, even as R. Ramnauth claimed 6 for 12, including three in one over and D. Deosarran 2 for 30.
In reply, Trophy Stall scored 91 for 4 from 10.5 overs led by Fazal Rafeek 36 (3×4, 2×6), Mark Dutchin unbeaten 24 (3×6) and D. Ferreira’s unbeaten 12, which included two sixes that completed the win, as Lakeram Roopnarine took 2 for 27 for Regal XI.
In their first game of the day, Regal XI asked Smith’s XI to bat first, to which the opposition scored a whopping 184 for 8 from their allotted 20 overs, with Latchman Rohit 39 (3×6, 1×4), Ganesh Mangal 37 (3×6, 2×4), Shaz Grovesnor 34 (3×6, 2×4) and Fazeer Khan 30 (3×6, 1×4).
Skipper Safraz Esau took 3 for 19 and Ricky Sargeant 2 for 40 for Regal XI, who in reply reached 189 for 2 off 16.4 overs, thanks to Chien Gittens’ unbeaten 57 (5×4, 4×6), Patrick Rooplall’s 51 not out (6×6, 1×4), 44 from Latiff that included three sixes and five fours and 30 (3×6) from Joseph.
In the Master’s Category, Regal Masters suffered the same fate as their Open counterparts, playing two matches in which they rebounded from a seven wicket loss to Frontline Rangers, to defeat Parika Defenders by six wickets, thanks to Clyde Butts’ 5 for 24.
In their first game against Frontline Rangers, Regal Masters were asked to bat first and were bowled out for 120 from 19.4 overs, with Tony Amerally 37 and Younis Yusuf 30 being their topscorers, against the bowling of Tony Singh and Hafeez Samad who took three wickets each for 17 and 20 runs respectively and Manoj Malone’s 2 for 25.
In reply, Frontline Rangers said thanks to Mohammed Rafeek’s 67 and 23 from Sheik Mohammed which piloted them to 124 for 3 off 19.4 overs.
In their second game against Parika Defenders, Regal Masters saw Butts decimate the opposition, limiting them to 114 for 9 off their 20 overs, as only Naresh Bissessar 35 had any answer to Butts who received support from Satrohan Seeraj (2 for 18).
In reply, Regal Masters scored 117 for 4 from 11.5 overs, led by Eric Thomas 35 and 23 from Lanceford Klass, as R. Rambharose took 2 for 14 for Parika Defenders.