Everest Cricket Club (ECC) on Sunday continued its Centennial celebrations with a seven-wicket victory over Trinidad Club Preysal in a T20 over-40 match played at the Everest Cricket Club Ground, Carifesta Avenue.
Preysal was sent into bat after losing the toss and reached 101-8 in 20 overs, with Rohan David top scoring with 26 (1×4, 2×6) while Imraz Ali and Linton Ramdeen who added 44 runs in an unbroken ninth wicket partnership made 21 and 20 respectively. Basil Persaud, bowling his medium pace took 2-7 from his quota of four overs receiving support from off-spinner Rohan Sarjoo who took 2-27.
In reply, Everest slipped to 26-3 before recovering to win by seven wickets. Man of the match, Rakesh Gangaram (40) and Rabindranauth Seeram (32) featured in a 76-run partnership which ensured the hosts reach their victory target with three overs to spare. Rajendra Dilraj with 2-14 was the only effective bowler for Preysal. Speaking at the post match presentation, Robert Selman, General Manager of the Guyana Beverage Company, in a brief speech, said he was happy that his company could be a part of Everest’s Centennial celebrations. He also took the opportunity to mention the company’s continuous contribution to sports throughout Guyana.
Stephen Lewis, Everest Cricket Club president, thanked the visiting team for accepting the club’s invitation. According to Lewis, since Preysal won the match last year, he was very happy to be on the winning side this time around. He presented Preysal with a number of the club’s recently launched magazine which contains information of the club’s 100-year history.
Preysal vice captain, Ramesh Dookram, thanked the hosts for such a warm invitation, especially since the event was planned at short notice by the organisers. He praised the administration of the ECC both current and past, noting it was due to their hard work that the club continues to exist to date.