Better Hope Are ECCB Champs
After 13 long years, Better Hope and Ogle faced off once again in the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) 40-over competition last weekend.
In 1999, Better Hope managed 66 all out, but disciplined bowling saw Ogle being routed for 62 to lose by a slim margin. Last weekend’s game was no different, as history repeated itself.
Playing under overcast condition, Better Hope scored a mere 129 off 34.4 overs of the allotted 35 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat.
R Rooplall and Wayne Narine were the only batsman to took the attack to the Ogle bowlers, scoring 35 and 23 respectively. Bowling for Ogle, A Gomes had 3-10 and F Persaud 3-27.
In reply, 130, though not a challenging target, proved too much for the Ogle batsmen, who were dismissed for 96 from 31 overs. Pacer Nazir Khan picked up 3-21 and spinner Rasheed Rohoman had 3-15.