HQ Win Male, Female titles

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Kaieteur News
Zaheer Mohamed

Leroy Brummell 10/10 softball

12 Feb 2013 - Headquarters won the male and female titles when the Commissioner of Police (ag), Leroy Brumell inter-division 10/10 softball cricket competition concluded last Sunday evening at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.

Played in front of a large and colorful crowd, Headquarters defeated B Division by 7 wickets off the last ball in the male final.

The victorious male and female HQ teams display their prizes. Standing from left, Chairman of cricket section Nigel Happy, coordinator Linden Matthews, Asst. comm. (admin) Balram Persaud. George Vyphuis (asst.comm. aps) is standing at extreme right, next to him is Phillip Azore (HQ manager). Commissioner (ag) Brumell is sitting (front row) and Colin Boyce is right (stooping).

B Division batted first and managed 87-6 off their allotted overs with Michael Newland top scoring with 37(4×6) as Kenneth Bahadur snared 2-11. Headquarters then responded with 88-3 in 10 overs. Safraz Haniff led with 44(2×6) and Jason Mc Almont supported with 28. Haniff received the man of the match and best batsman prizes while Bahadur took the most outstanding bowler award.

Headquarters, runner up (B Division) and third place finisher D Division were rewarded handsomely for their creditable performances.

In the female final, Headquarters overcame A Division by 28 runs. Headquarters made 104-2 in 10 overs after taking first strike. Natasha Alder stroked 47(5×4,2×6), while Nicola Grant chipped in with 26 and Tandica Burgess 17. A Division were routed for 76 in 10 overs in reply. Natoya Rodney was their main batter with 40 and Shinese Fraser made 14.

Alder collected the prizes for being the most outstanding player with the bat in the final and most valuable player, while Tracy Moses who conceded 15 runs from 2 overs received the award for the best bowler. B Division (3rd place), A Division (runner up) and Headquarters received prizes for their efforts.

In two exhibition games played earlier, Floodlight XI got the better of Police Officers by 5 runs (male) and Trophy Stall Angels defeated 4 R Lioness by 24 runs in a female encounter.

Floodlight XI made 88-7 off their allocation of 15 overs after batting first. Ricky Deonarine top scored with 32 as Shivpersaud Bacchus grabbed 2-18 for the Police Officer team who mustered 83 before being bowled out in 12.1 overs in reply. Michael Sutton got 20, while Mike Singh bagged 3-17 and Wayne Jones 2-11; both teams received trophies.

In the female game, Trophy Stall Angels posted 99-8 in 10 overs. Roxanne De Moniek 16 and Odessa O’Neil 15 were their main scorers as Anisa Persaud and Kavita Yadram picked up 2 wickets each. 4 R Lioness responded with 64-7 in 10 overs. Tamika Wilson made 19; Omma Mohabir had 2-6 and Amanda Mohamed 1-12; both teams were given prizes.

In other events, promising athlete Alita Moore who hails from Wakenaam copped the female 100 meters race, Stephney Carter placed second and Nadine Rodrigues third. Winston George took the male 100 meters title ahead of Keith Roberts (2nd) and Dreyon Noble.

The female 800 meters was won Adona Roberts with Jinelle Jonas (2nd) and Shannon Bayer taking the other two podium spots. Wayne Harlequin carted off the male 800 meters while Cleveland Thomas came second and Kevin Bailey third.

Speaking at the Presentation ceremony acting Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell congratulated the commanders for making their teams available for the competition, the winning teams and Athletes. He also thanked the spectators for their support, while Sports officer Colin Boyce thanked the sponsors and media.

The events were sponsored by Mark’s Interior Service, K and B Mining, City Mall inc, Sanjay’s Jewellery, Latchman and Son’s Cambio, Mike’s Mahdia, Trophy Stall Bourda Market, West Demerara Gold, Scott’s Jewellery and Cask Enterprise.