Mahaica Princesses outclassed Regal Mahaica Queens to claim a spot in the final of the Regal Stationery and Computer Centre Female 10/10 and Over-35 Male 20/20 competition at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground on Sunday.
They will clash with the Ituni Warriors while in the male category Regal Masters XI have advanced.
In sunny weather the Queens won the toss and sent the opposition in. The opening pair of Shonette Duke (70) and Naiwattie Etwaroo (21) put on 73 in six overs, with Duke smashing nine sixes and three fours.
However, with the introduction of 11-year-old Mandy Mangru the Princesses lost their first wicket despite 13 runs coming off the over. Eventually the Princesses ended on 115-2 (10) with Mangru being the pick of the bowlers with 2-20 from her two overs.
The Queens started badly, losing their first wicket off the first ball. However, they recovered, thanks to an exciting unbeaten 54 (5×4, 1×6) from 12-year-old Jasodra Singh. She received support from Teeramattie Sanichar, who made 16 as their team reached 97-3 (10).
Duke returned with the ball to record 2-15 from her two overs.
In the other female match-up Ituni Warriors sent in Monar Institute to bat and they soon found themselves at 27-3. But Amanda Persaud (54), which included four fours and two sixes, and Devi Singh repaired the early breach to push the score to 93, after which Persaud was bowled.
Singh was left not out on 17 and Monar Institute ended on 100-4. Ituni’s best bowler was Yonisha Wilson with 2-15 from two overs. In response Ituni Warriors started in similar fashion, losing early wickets before Alana John smashed an aggressive 45 (4×6, 3×4).
She was well supported by Venisha Wilson with 20 (2×4) as the Ituni Warriors eased to 101-4 in 9.3 overs. Persaud returned with figures of 2-13 from her two overs.
In the male Over-35 category Regal Masters XI won the toss and batted, making an imposing 216-3 in their 20 overs. Left-handed opener Mark Fung scored a blistering 87 (8X4, 1×6) in an opening partnership with Samuel Kingston (40) of 84.
Lance Adams also chipped in with 41 (3×4, 2×6). Bowling for Max Masters B was Arjune Persaud with 2-31 from his four overs.
When Max Masters started their reply Fazal Ali got off to a flyer with 23. Afterwards, Rudolph Johnson (43) and skipper Talesh Ramotar (38) consolidated the innings with a partnership worth 45. They eventually ended on 166-8 in their 20 overs.
Regal Masters now await the winner of Rangers Masters/D’Edward Sports Club which will be played on Sunday at the DCC ground. The final will be played on September 25 at a venue to be announced.
Meanwhile, spectators were given prizes at the matches on Sunday, compliments of Regal Stationery and Computer Centre.
The winner of the male category will receive $100,000 and trophy while the female winners will pocket $50,000 and trophy.