Day 2: Finalists Determined

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Guyana Times
Avenash Ramzan

Wolf’s Warriors and Regal XI will clash in the final of the Open category, while Floodlights and Savage will square off in the championship game of the Masters division today when the curtains come down on the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association’s (GFSCA)/Guyana Softball Cup 4 at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground, Queenstown.

Floodlights’ batsman Uniss Yusuf plays the reverse sweep during his hundred against Wellman.

All four teams recorded convincing victories on Saturday when the semi-finals were played in the city. The Open competition has a top prize of $800,000, while the Masters finalists are hunting a winner’s purse of $600,000.

In the Open segment, Wolf’s Warriors defeated Farm XI at the Everest ground, while Regal got the better of Petamba Enterprises in a match that was played under floodlights at DCC.

In the Masters division, a century from Uniss Yusuf, the third of the competition, spurred Floodlights to a 58-run win over Wellman. Yusuf stroked an unbeaten 104 to join Jagdesh Persaud of East Coast Masters and Lennox Marks of Farm XI as the centurions of the tournament, guiding Floodlight to 198-2 from 15 overs.

Wayne Jones chipped in with 37 and then snared 3-17 as Wellman mustered 140-9 from the allotted overs with S. Persaud scoring 61 not out.

In the other Masters semi-final, Savage blew away Parika Defenders by nine wickets. W. Seebarran took 4-20 as Parika Defenders made 93-9 from 15 overs, before R. Comacho (37*) and L. Barlow (46) powered Savage to victory at 94-1 in 10.5 overs.

Below are the summarised scores of the final round of preliminary games of the Open category

New York SCL All Star beat South Florida SL by 2 wickets. South Florida 110-9 in 15 overs (B. Samaroo 28, Amit Moonsammy 5-25) New York 113-8 in 15 overs (M.O. Khan 32, S. Ramnauth 3-9).

Regal Stationery beat Parika All Stars by 9 wickets. Parika 82 all out in 11 overs (R. Dutchin 3 wickets). Regal 84-1 in 17.2 overs (R. Dutchin 42).

Part of the action between Savage Masters and Parika Defenders (Photos: Marceano Narine)

Wolf’s Warriors beat Uprisers by 6 wickets. Uprisers 96-9 in 15 overs. Wolf Warriors 97-4 in 11.2 overs (Amit Rai 27).

Corriverton beat Dant’s XI by 3 wickets. Dant’s XI 137 all out in 17.4 overs (J.Garnet and D. Charitar took 3 wickets each) Corriverton 139-7 in 16.4 overs (Latchman 30).

Farm XI beat Cotton Tree Wild Oats by 10 wickets. Cotton Tree 119 all out in 16.4 overs (R. Narine 32, Shafiek Ishmael 4-19) Farm XI 120-0 in 6.3 overs (Patrick Khan 68*, L.Marks 33).

Karibee Boys beat Petamba Enterprises by 4 wickets. Petamba 102-4 in 10 overs (Z. Khan 37) Karibee Boys 103-6 in 8.4 overs (B. Deolal 34).

Below are the summarised scores of the final round of preliminary games of the Masters category.

Parika Defenders beat Orlando Florida by 9 wickets. Orlando 114-8 in 20 overs (S.Adams 36, R. Rambarose 4-21) Parika 116-1 in seven overs (O. Chandlo 44).

Savage beat NYSCL Legends by 79 runs. Savage 164-8 in 20 overs (V. Moonsammy and N.Baksh 35 each, R. Doobay 3-31) NYSCL 85 all out in 17.2 overs (R.Singh 28, F. Kuyum and N .Seebaran 3 wickets each).

New York Seaview beat NY President’s XI by 27 runs. Seaview 127 all out in 18 overs (R. Bishop 35) NY President’s XI 100 all out in 18 overs.

Floodlights beat East Coast Masters by 6 runs. Floodlights 111 in 15 overs. East Coast Masters 105 in 15 overs.

South Florida CL beat Brooklyn/Queens by 124 runs. South Florida 253-5 in 20 overs (Gravesande 75, James 49) Brooklyn/Queens 129-4 in 20 overs (G. Bodan 43).

Wellman beat Regal Masters by 7 wickets. Regal 121 all out in 14.4 overs (L. Ruplall 4-19) Wellman 123-3 in 14.3 overs (L.Ruplall 42, S. Persaud 40).

At the conclusion of today’s action, the top teams will be handsomely rewarded, while the Most Valuable Players of both categories will receive a softball bracelets, made of gold and diamond studs, compliments of Steve’s Jewellery.

Two lucky fans also stand a chance to win a trip to Aruba. Admission to the venue is $500.