Guyana Softball Cup 4

Wolf’s Warriors, Floodlights Are Kings

Date Published: 
03-Nov-2014
Source: 
Guyana Times
Author: 
Avenash Ramzan

Played in front of arguably the largest crowd to witness a sport event at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association’s (GFSCA) Guyana Softball Cup 4 ended in exhilarating fashion on Sunday night with Wolf’s Warriors copping the Open title and Floodlights lifting the Masters trophy.

Wolf’s Warriors’ players, officials and supporters surround the trophy and cheque following their victory on Sunday night (Photo: Carl Croker)

While the West Demerara-based Wolf’s Warriors were pushed to the limits by Regal XI, winning by a mere five runs, Floodlights had a comparatively easier time against Savage Masters, prevailing by 18 runs.

In a riveting Open final, former GT&T 10/10 champions Wolf’s Warriors batted first and posted 166-6, a total which would prove just enough about 90 minutes later.

Former national Under-19 left-hander, Ricardo Adams, batted through the innings for a top score of 53 in Wolf’s Warriors innings. The Essequibian and eventual Man-of-the-Match received solid support from Safraz Karim, who stroked 37, and skipper Amrit Rai, who chipped in with 31.

Adams and Rai had laid the foundation for Wolf’s Warriors win with a century partnership for the first wicket.

Chasing a challenging 167 with the white ball on the night sky, Regal came agonisingly close, ending on 161 off 19.5 overs. Patrick Rooplall made 30 and Navin Singh 21 as Narine Bailey and Amir Nizamudeen claimed two wickets each.

For the win, Wolf’s Warriors became $800,000 richer, while Regal had to settle for $200,000.

In the Masters final played earlier in the day, eventual Most Valuable Player and Man-of-the-Match, Uniss Yusuf, cracked 62 and Imtiaz Mohamed made 45 as Floodlights posted 180-4 with R. Samaroo claiming three wickets.

Despite a fighting 64 from Robert Comacho, Savage fell short, managing 162 in 19.2 overs with Yusuf retuning to bag two wickets. Floodlights pocketed $600,000 for their winning effort, while Savage took home $150,000.

The Floodlights veterans are all smiles as they bask in the glory of their success in the Masters segment (Photos: Carl Croker).

The final of the female exhibition segment was controversially aborted in the seventh over when the batting team, Mike’s Wellwoman, complained about the uniform of Trophy Stall Angels distracting them.

At the presentation ceremony which followed, Yusuf was joined by Lennox Marks of Farm XI on the podium as they competition’s two MVPs. Both batsmen scored centuries in the three-day tournament, and their efforts were rewarded by Steve’s Jewellery, who provided two 18-karat gold softball bracelets, accentuated with diamond studs.

President of the GFSCA, Ramchand Ragbeer, congratulated the two champion teams, reserving special mention for the Floodlights veterans who had tried unsuccessfully to cop the title for the last three years.

He commended the sponsors for staying the course with the Guyana Softball Cup and expressed gratitude to the hundreds of spectators who turned out at the venue to witness the conclusion of the country’s premier softball tournament.

The competition, which started on Friday last with the traditional photo shoot, attracted teams from Guyana and North America battling for softball’s ultimate prize in Guyana.

Photos (Click to Enlarge)

02-Nov-2014
Uniss Yusuf Celebrates

Uniss Yusuf of Floodlights celebrates after receiving an award for being named MVP in the Masters category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Floodlights: Masters Champs 2

The Floodlights team, after winning the Masters final of Guyana Softball 4 on 02 November 2014, at the Demerara Cricket Club ground (Photos: Carl Croker).

02-Nov-2014
Another Award in GSC4

Another award after the conclusion of matches in the Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Open Man-of-the-Match

Wolf Warriors batsman Richardo Adams receives an award after being named man-of-the-match in the final of the Open category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Patrick Khan of Farm XI

Patrick Khan of Farm XI in the Open category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Crowds For GSC4 Final

Crowds gather for the final day of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, for matches under daylight and floodlights.

02-Nov-2014
The Masters Category Trophy

The beautiful trophy for the winner of the Masters category, won by Floodlights, at the Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Wolf Warriors: Open Champs

Wolf Warriors, after winning the Open category final of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Floodlights: Masters Champs

The Floodlights team with prize trophy and check, after winning the final of the Masters category in Guyana Softball Cup 4, at the Demerara Cricket Club on 02 November 2014, under lights.

02-Nov-2014
Patrick Khan of Farm XI (2)

Patrick Khan of Farm XI in the Open category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Uniss Yusuf is Masters MVP

Uniss Yusuf of Floodlights receives an award after being named MVP in the Masters category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
The Open Category Trophy

The eye-catching trophy for the winner of the Open category, won by Wolf Warriors, at the Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
GSC4 Open Category MVP

Lennox Marks of Farm XI receives an award after being named MVP in the final of the Open category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Wolf Warriors: Open Champs 2014

Wolf Warriors with supporters, after winning the Guyana Softball Cup 4 open final on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, under floodlights (Carl Croker photo).

02-Nov-2014
Post Tournament Awards

The presentation of awards after the conclusion of matches in the Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

02-Nov-2014
Wolf Warriors Receive Award

Wolf Warriors captain Amrit Rai receives an award on behalf of his team, which won the final of the Open category of Guyana Softball Cup 4 on 02 November 2014 at the Demerara Cricket Club ground.

01-Nov-2014
GSC4 Day 2 Action 1

Savage Masters bat against Parika Defenders on their way to victory in the Masters semi-final of Guyana Softball Cup 4, on 01 November 2014 at Bourda. (Photo: Marceano Narine, Guyana Times).

01-Nov-2014
GSC4 Day 2 Action 2

Floodlights batsman Uniss Yusuf on his way to 104 to help his team defeat Wellman in the Masters semi-final of Guyana Softball Cup 4, on 01 November 2014, at the Everest ground (Photo: Marceano Narine, Guyana Times).

10-Oct-2014
Campbelle Off on WI Duty

Shemaine Campbelle receives a bat and gloves from her 4R Lioness team-mates before departing for Australia with the West Indies female team. She regretted being unable to participate in Guyana Softball Cup 4 with 4R Lioness.

09-Oct-2014
Stag Joins Softball Cup 4

GFSCA executives and Ansa McAl representative Darshanie Yusuf display unity in their commitment to the success of the Guyana Softball Cup 4, to be held in Georgetown on 31 October to 02 November 2014.

01-Oct-2014
Softball Cup 4 Launching

The launching of the fourth International Softball Tournament organised by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association, at the Georgetown Cricket Club Members Pavilion, on 01 October 2014.

12-May-2014
Ministry To Support GFSCA

GFSCA officials with Guyana Minister of Sport Dr Frank Anthony on 12 May 2014, after discussions about the Guyana Softball Cup 4, organised by GFSCA.

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