Enmore Defeat King's XI
Enmore fired on all cylinders to defeat King’s Jewellery World XI (KJW) by 37 runs in a feature Over-40 softball match on Friday night at the Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park. Batting first in the 20-over contest, Enmore posted a challenging 227-9, a total built on several solid contributions from the top and lower order. In reply, KJW XI made 190 all out.
Enmore got a rousing start from openers Bheemraj Ramkellawan and Sheik Mohamed, who posted 109 in eight overs. The right-handed Ramkellawan was the aggressor, hitting six sixes and two fours in a top score of 57, while Mohamed, the former national wicketkeeper/batsman, hit four sixes and a four in a fluent 38.
However, once they were dismissed in quick succession, Enmore suffered a mini-collapse, slipping to 123-5. It took a workmanlike partnership of 60 from Asif Khan (25 runs, 1×6, 3x4s) and Hemraj Pillay (33 runs, 3x6s, 1×4) to revive the innings, before Randy Pooran provided the late flourish with a robust 33 not out (3x6s, 1×4).
Habib picked up 4-40 for KJW XI, whose batters found the going tough early on against some tight bowling from Enmore. Only Rickey got going, riding his luck to score 97, which included nine sixes and five four. Bowling for Enmore, Mark Malone picked up 4-23, Satrohan Panday, 2-22, and Iqbal Dawud, 1-8.
Ramkellawan was later adjudged Man-of-the-Match for his half-century and four dismissals behind the stumps, while Enmore collected the winner’s trophy. Trophies for the games were provided by KJW, while Tiger Sports of Old Road, Enmore, provided the uniforms for the Enmore team.
Meanwhile, the Enmore Over-40 team will be in action again on Friday against hosts Banks DIH in a feature tapeball match from 19:00 hours.