Kares and Bushy Park 10/10 Tapeball
THANKS to Ricknauth Rooplall’s unbeaten ton, Better Hope XI were able to advance to the next round of the inaugural Guyana Softball League (GSL)-organised, Kares Engineering and Bushy Park Sawmills-sponsored nationwide 10/10 tapeball tournament.
Over 190 matches were played last weekend, the second weekend of the tournament, in which Rooplall blasted an unbeaten 135 (19x6, 2x4) for his team while sharing a 200-run partnership with former national Under-19 batsman Christopher Patadin who made 48 as their team scored 218 for 3 from their 10 overs against Combined Warriors.
In their turn at the wicket, Combined Warriors struggled to come together and were bowled out for a paltry 58 inside 8 overs in the Lower East Coast zone fixture which was played at the Ogle Community Centre ground.
In the same zone and at the same venue, the lowest score was achieved by Enterprise Young Achievers-3 who were demolished for seven runs against their very own village team Enterprise Young Achievers-2.
In the Essequibo zone, the games were very exciting as one game was decided by the super over and another by one run while others were won by small margins. Teams progressing are Cullen SC, Die Hard Brothers and Endeavour in the South and in the North, Windsor Castle, Affiance Storm and Vergin Gladiators were the victorious teams to advance.
In the mining town of Linden the rain wreaked havoc on Saturday but games were played at Bayrock ground on Sunday and teams Classic Cricket, Canvas City Tigers and Wismar United were able to progress.
In Georgetown and East Bank, matches that were supposed to be played on Saturday and rescheduled to Sunday were played and teams like Courts, Supernova and Gem’s XI achieved wins.
Some teams gained walkovers as others failed to show and the match-up between DCC Dynamites and Gem’s XI was the highlight of this zone. After the scores were tied, the match went down to a super over and Gem’s XI prevailed.
Meanwhile fixtures are out in the print media and the various grounds will be buzzing as the tournament continues throughout the country this weekend.