An unbeaten century from Sachin Singh steered Better Hope to victory over Enterprise B in the third round of the Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club Banks Beer 100 Ball Bash while Lusignan East, Enterprise A and Buxton teams also won their matches.
Singh hammered 11 sixes and five fours in his unbeaten knock. He was supported by Rajindra Singh (34) and C. Deonarine (31) as Better Hope posted 209-6 from their quota at the Better Hope Community Centre ground.
D. Persaud took 2-33 and Nishaud Ulla bagged 2-32. In reply, Enterprise B were bundled out for 77 with Ravindra Beepat top scoring with 22 and Daniel Kowlessar taking five wickets for just six runs.
At the same venue, Lusignan East recorded a six-wicket win over Mahaica Cavaliers. Cavaliers won the toss and took first strike but were skittled for 83 in 77 balls with Q. Holder and D. Persaud making 10 runs each. S. Sahadeo took 3-20 and M. Jailall, 2-17.
In reply, Lusignan East cruised to the target with Sahadeo making 22 with two fours while H. Jailall made 24 with two fours and two sixes. The pair shared in a 42-run partnership for the second wicket as their side won with 39 balls to spare.
Meanwhile, over at the Enterprise Community Centre ground, Enterprise A defeated Buxton by 38 runs. Enterprise A were first up to bat and posted 134-7 from their allotted overs. R. Samaroo was the principal scorer, making 40 with Rajendra Chandrika supporting with 24. A. McFarlane and A. Villas took two wickets each for 17 and 29 runs respectively.
Buxton in the chase, scampered to 106-9 with Marvin Cato top scoring with 31. He added 43 runs for the opening stand with D. Benjamin who made 16. C. Singh and Vivian Albert bagged 2-15 each while Kamesh Yadram collected 2-14.
Buxton bounced back to beat La Bonne Intention (LBI) by two wickets at the same ground. LBI made 106 with M. Persaud (32) and R. Dasrataram (43) sharing in a partnership worth 83 runs for the first wicket.
Buxton were in a spot of bother as G. Fraser and Y. Bishun took two wickets a piece but E. Phillips top scored with 18 (with four fours) and Cato with 13 runs saw Buxton to victory, reaching 107-8.
At Strathavon Ground, Strathavon defeated Helena #1&2 by 94 runs after making 137-9 on the back of Randy Hemraj’s 32 and bowling out Helena for 43 with Aditya Ramsarran taking 4-13.
.At Lusignan, Lusignan B edged past Paradise while Better Hope got the better of Lusignan A by 14 runs. Better Hope posted 125-9 with Kowlessar top scoring with 47 inclusive of four sixes and two fours while Lusignan A were restricted to 111-8 from their allotted quota. Kowlessar returned to pick up 2-14.
At the Enmore Community Centre, Enmore B lost to Lusignan A by seven wickets. Enmore B crawled to 47 all out as Gajanand Suknanand took 5-14. Lusignan A replied with 48-3 in 48 balls. Krishna Deosarran top scored with 28.
Enmore A however beat Golden Achievers by 39 runs. Enmore A posted 143-7 with Dinishe Mangal and Yuvraj Dyal making 34 notout and 31 respectively. Golden Achievers were confined to 104-8 with Selwyne Burgess top scoring with 32.
Enmore A, Enterprise A, Lusignan A, Better Hope, Fairfield and Strathavon have already advanced to the quarterfinals with six teams vying for the two remaining spots.