-Trophy Stall Angels defeat Mike’s Wellwoman; Regal bites Wolf Warriors
Skipper June Ogle-Thomas played a captain’s knock on Saturday to steer her side Trophy Stall Angels to an eight wicket win over Mike’s Wellwoman in the female final of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association, Trophy Stall sponsored three category competition at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown. Batting first, Mike’s Wellwoman limped to 73-6 off their allotted 10 overs. Latoya Smith top-scored with 24 while Heema Singh ended on 18 not out.
In reply, Ogle-Thomas scored an unbeaten 48 as Trophy Stall Angels reached 74-2 to win comfortably by eight wickets.
Ogle-Thomas was named Player-of-the-Match.
Trophy Stall Angels captured the first prize of $50 000 while Mike’s Wellwoman received the runners-up prize of $25 000. Ogle-Thomas was also named best batswoman of the tournament while Kavita Yadram who scored 171 runs and took five wickets was named best all-rounder.
Smith was adjudged the best bowler of the tournament.In the male Over-40 final or Masters category Floodlight Masters proved they are still real masters when they defeated Success Masters by three wickets in the T20 affair.
Batting first Success Masters fell for 124 with Dharmendra Mohabir 33, Hafeez Samad 12 and Krishna Ramnauth 11 the principal scorers as Clyde Canterbury bagged 2-9.
In reply, Floodlight Masters, led by Richard Persaud’s 38, the evergreen Ricky Deonarain, 34 and Wayne Jones’s 24 not out, reached 125 for 7.
Mohabir returned to capture 3-20 while Samad supported with 2-19.
For their efforts Floodlight Masters received $100 000 and a trophy while Success Masters won $50 000 and a trophy. Mohabir was named Man-of-the-Match and Jones player of the series.
In the Open T20 final, the most eagerly anticipated final of the evening,
Regal XI defeated Wolf Warriors by 47 runs.
Batting first Regal, led by opener Ricardo Adams’s unbeaten 69 an innings which included six fours and four sixes, 62 from Richard Latiff (six sixes and two fours) and 35 from Sarfraz Esau (three sixes and one four) scored 226-4 off their allotted 20 overs.
Vishnu Tammichandra was the most successful bowler with 2-32.
Wolf Warriors in reply fell for 179 in 18.2 overs with Tammichandra, 46 (5×6), Riaz Karim, 36 (4×6) and Azad Azeez 20 (2×6). Roopesh Motilall took 3-22 and Latiff 2-20.
Latiff was named Man-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Series. The win was worth $100 000 and a trophy while the runners up received a trophy and $50,000.
Meanwhile in a press release sponsors of the tournament Ramesh Sunich Managing Director of Trophy Stall stated: “As the sponsor of this recently concluded tournament, I wish to express my appreciation to all the teams that participated. This tournament was held under the auspices of the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA). It was wonderful event which was played at the DCC ground which is now illuminated with permanent floodlights.
“Floodlights cricket now has its own Mecca. I wish to personally express my thanks to the GFSCA and especially to Mr. Ricky Deonarain for the significant investment that he has made in ensuring that softball cricket can now be played at that venue under floodlights. I also wish to say that this just concluded Trophy Stall Softball tournament would not have been as a successful had it not been for the great work done by Mr. Deonarain and the GFSCA.
“I trust that other companies and individuals would imitate the generosity and commitment of Mr. Deonarain and would support the Guyana Softball Cricket Association (GFSA) in taking softball cricket to even greater heights. “Trophy Stall will continue to support softball cricket in Guyana as we have done over the years, not just by sponsoring tournaments but also by through its support of its branded teams,” ended Sunich.