Last Friday night at the GCC Ground, Bourda cricket fans witnessed an entertaining softball match played between Pritipaul Singh Investment and Floodlights XI, who eventually emerged victorious.
Pritipaul Singh Investment won the toss and elected to bat. They made a respectable 196-9 in 25 overs with Romel Black top-scoring with 61. He was well supported by John Singh (47) and Anand Khemraj (25).
When Floodlights XI batted they were on top of the required run rate due to a good start from Abdul Sadeek (31) and Derick Ramoutar (19). Skipper Kemal Seebaran then made 10; hitting a six and a boundary in two balls to keep the tempo going.
However, it was an unbroken 130-run partnership between Ricky Deonarain, who made a blistering unbeaten 69, and man-of-the-match Patrick Khan, 40 not-out, that took Floodlights to their winning target of 197 in just 17 overs.
Mike Singh, who in his first three overs was expensive, bounced back to take 4-42 off his allotted five overs and the best bowler for Floodlights. Patrick Khan and Vicky Ramsaywack supported him with two wickets each.
The two teams hope to meet again for a rematch, at the request of Naresh Singh of Pritipaul Singh Investment.
Khan’s Trading Enterprise of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara sponsored the match.