Six teams record wins in GUYTRAC 20/20 KO Cricket Competition

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Six teams were sent packing last weekend as the GUYTRAC 20/20 Knockout Cricket Competition in the Upper Corentyne commenced despite heavy rainfall which caused four games to be washed out.

Corriverton Cricket Club, Springlands Cricket Club, Number 70 Young Star, Number 64 Fighting Marines, Number 70 Cricket Club and Skeldon Community Centre all won their matches to advance to the second round.

At Number 71 Ground, Corriverton beat Number 70 MYO by three wickets. Batting first, Number 70 MYO got 147-5 off 20 overs, with Ahmad Khan making 58 not out and Alim Khan 27 not out. Bowling for Corriverton, Victor Pedro took 2 for 20 off 4 overs supported by Clavern Beresford with figures of 4-1-22-1.

In reply, Corriverton reached the target with two balls remaining, with 149 for 7. Errol Byass topscored with 41 not out while Jermaine Reid and Imran Jabbar each made with 22.

Bowling for Number 70 MYO Khan returned with the ball and took 3 for 26 off four overs.

Across at the Number 73 Ground, Springlands defeated Number 73 Young Warriors by nine wickets.

The home team batting first reached 128 all out, with Lakeram Latchman topscoring with 34. Bowling for Springlands, N Persaud took four for 16 off four overs. In reply, Springlands reached 130 for the loss of one wicket in 13.3 overs. Trishan Ramdass was the main run getter hitting a whirlwind 65 (3×4 and 6×6).

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Meanwhile at the Number 70 Ground, Number 70 Young Star blew away Number 72 Cut and Load. The home team chalked up a challenging 121 all out off 17.3 overs, with Thameshwar Kumar scoring 24.

Bowling for Number 72 Cut and Load, Curl Singh took four for 31 off four overs. In reply, Number 72 Cut and Load seemed to be loading punts as they were making frequent walks to and from the pavilion.

They were dismissed for 38 in 10.4 overs with Upper Corentyne. The main wrecker was promising Berbice U-17 player Kumar who had already led his team with the bat, with the ball he grabbed four for nine off his allotment of four overs. Omesh Kumar played a useful supporting role in taking two for six off 0.4 over.

The competition continues on Sunday with 12 more matches.

At Number 70 Ground – Number 69 Vikings will take on Young Royals in Game One, while Game Two will see Number 70 Young Star doing battle with Number 64 Fighting Marines. The first game is scheduled to commence at 10:00h.

Across at Skeldon Community Centre ground, Skeldon will take on Corriverton from 10:00h while at the Number 48 Ground, Number 48 Challengers will play GUYTRAC XI at 10:00h in Game One. In Game Two, the winner will take on the winner of the Number 69 Vikings/Young Royals game.

Two matches are also planned for the Number 73 Ground. Number 43 Scorpion will play Number 68 Turn at 10:00h and then at 14:15h, the winner of that game will do battle with Springlands.

On Sunday, action will also be at the Number 71 Ground where Number 69 Red Rose will take on Number 72 Cut and Load in the morning and the winner will remain on the ground to challenge Number 70 Cricket Club.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 04:06