ECCB Competition Continues
Action in the East Coast Cricket Board Trophy Competition continued last weekend with several matches.
Several outstanding performances were recorded with Zaheer Mohamed, Kumar Bishundyal and Hector Persaud being impressive with bat and ball respectively.
Results from the matches played:
Ogle (Red) vs Enterprise (A) at Ogle: – Match reduced to 29 Overs due to rain:
Enterprise (A) were invited to bat first in front of a reasonable crowd as the spectators came out to support the home team.
F. Persaud started well by removing national opener Rajendra Chandrika cheaply, but former Demerara captain and national all-rounder Zaheer Mohamed and Doodnauth came together to steer the side to safety with Mohamed blasting 80 not out smashing 10x4s and 3 massive sixes.
Enterprise (A) ended their innings at 159 for 5 from 29 overs. Persaud ended with figures of 2 for 18 from his 6 overs. Ogle (Red) in reply were bowled out for 86 in 23.2 overs with Anora Gomes making 20 (2×4). Bowling for Enterprise (A) – K. Sheer 4-0-21-3 and Rajendra Chandrika 5-1-9-2. Enterprise won by 74 runs.
Strathavon vs Helena 1&2 at Strathavon:
Strathavon won the toss and invited Helena 1 & 2 to bat first. Helena 1 & 2 started badly with Dellon Willis putting up a little fight but was eventually bowled out for a paltry 66 runs in 18 overs. Willis made 20 runs. Hector Persaud bowled with some fire and swing and troubled almost all the batsmen who faced him, ending with figures of 4-0-16-5. Strathavon in reply made 69 for 2 from 17 overs, Ganesh Sugrim stroking the ball beautifully ending on 24 n.o. with 3 X 4s. Strathavon won by 8 wickets
Lusignan (B) vs Plaisance at Lusignan: Plaisance won the toss and invited Lusignan (B) to bat first and made 130 runs all out from 26.5 overs. M. Jeenarine contributed 22 runs (2x4s). Bowling for Plaisance, Dwayne Andrews dominated the batsmen with a fine bowling display and ended with figures of 5.5-0-16-5. Plaisance in reply were no match for the Lusignan bowling duo of Jeenarine and Kumar Bishundyal and were eventually all out for 68 runs from 23.4 overs. N. Jeenarine ended with figures of 6.4-1-16-4 and Kumar Bishundyal 6-2-17-5. Lusignan (B) winning by 63 runs.
Better Hope (B) vs Ogle (Blue) at Better Hope: - Match abandoned by cause of rain.
Enterprise (B) V.S. Mon Repos at Enterprise:
Enterprise (B) won the toss and batted first and compiled 151 runs for 9 from 30 overs after time was lost due to rain. S. Mohabir made 49 runs (5x4s & 1x6s) and Ramesh Atkinson 32 (3x4s). Bowling for Mon Repos, Ravendra Samlall came in with an excellent spell 6-0-19-4 and supported by Bhoj Singh 6-0-27-2.
Mon Repos in reply made 125 runs all out from 29 overs. Ravendra Samlall made 32 runs (5x4s) and Roopnarine Singh 22 (2x4s). Bowling for Enterprise (B) Mankad Balkissoon and Ikbal Habib bowled very tight and ended with 4-0-17-2 and 4-1-8-2 respectively. R. Beepat 6-0-9-2 secured the match. Enterprise (B) winning by 27 runs.
Fairfield vs Cane Grove at Fairfield: Fairfield won by a walk over after Cane Grove failed to arrive.
Meanwhile, the East Coast Cricket Board, as customary, always recognizes the significance of religious holidays. As a result no matches will be played tomorrow, Sunday November 3, 2013 because of Diwali.
The President and Executives would like to extend Diwali Greetings to all especially our Hindu brothers and sisters. May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity.
As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of truth, love and happiness, here’s hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead. Best wishes on Diwali to East Coast and indeed all Guyana. SHUBH DIWALI!