Bishun and Sattaur steal spotlight in ECCB President’s Cup
AN unbeaten century from Yogeshwar Bishun, along with Brian Sattaur’s 94, was the spotlight in the latest round of matches, when action in the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB) President’s Cup limited overs competition continued last weekend. Bishun struck an even unbeaten 100 for LBI in their matchup against GAS XI on Sunday, after coming to the wicket with his team perched on 25-3 and took them to 264-6 from their 40 overs, while Sattaur’s 94 helped Lusignan A post 304-7 against LBI Sports Club B team.
Scores from the matches played on Saturday are as follows:
At LBI Community Centre ground, Lusignan Sports Club A defeated LBI B team by 181 runs in their matchup, after winning the toss and posting 304-7 with Sattaur (94), Surujpaul Deosarran (67) and Somnauth Bharrat 64 being the leading batsmen. Jamsheer Khan and Randy Ramjit grabbed two wickets each for LBI B who were bowled out for 123, even though the veteran Raymond Karim hit an even 50 and Ramjit an unbeaten 42, as Danny Sukhram grabbed three wickets and Deosarran two for Lusignan.
At Rockaway, LBI A defeated the home team by 134 runs in their encounter. Batting first on winning the toss, LBI A reached 275 before they were bowled out, with contributions from Khemraj Jaikarran (52), Virjanand Singh (39) and Javed Campbell an unbeaten 32. Devendra Deonarine and Calvin Sukhraj grabbed three wickets each for Rockaway, who were bowled out for 141 in reply, with Sukhraj returning to make 52 and Zameer Alli a quick-fire 20 against the bowling of Indrajit Singh who took 4-10 while Campbell and Virjanand Singh supported with two wickets each.
On Sunday, LBI A were on their way to recording another victory over the lesser known GAS XI, when the heavens opened up and interrupted their march to victory.
Winning the toss and taking first strike, LBI A were in some trouble at 25-3 but thanks to Bishun’s unbeaten even 100 and Parmanand Persaud who made 50, they added 102 for the fourth wicket and with Nizam Khan, who also made 50, steered their team to 264-6. Brothers Eon and Devon Thomas took two wickets each for GAS XI who were in deep trouble at 75-8 in the 20th over when rain stopped play with only Anand Persaud offering resistance to the bowling of Virjanand Singh who took 4-12 and Nizam Khan 3-8, with his 20.