NYSC Legends, Savage Masters Win
Guyana Cup Softball Tournament…
Against the backdrop of a vociferous crowd and wholesome entertainment, New York Sport Club Legends and Savage Masters emerged victorious in their respective categories when the second Guyana Cup Softball Twenty/20 tournament concluded on Sunday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
Considered one of the best softball teams locally, Trophy Stall did not live up to their billing as they were hammered by New York Sport Club Legend by six wickets in the Open category while last year’s runner up Savage Master tasted victory by whipping New York President’s XI by 57 runs in the Masters category.
Batting first, Trophy Stall were bowled out for a paltry 86 in 19-over with only Surujpaul Deosarran showing some resistance, hitting a stubborn 27 against a steady and penetrative bowling attack from the visitors.
Bobby Prahalad, Amit Monsammy and Asif Ally all picked up two wickets apiece bowling for New York Sport Club Legend who in reply reached their target with eight wickets and eight overs to spare. Vicky Subkaran topscored with 30 while Asif Ally made an unbeaten 29.
Meanwhile, Ramo Malone smashed an unbeaten 82 as Savage Masters posted 186 for 4 from their allotted 20-overs. Malone received support from Fazleen Mohamed with 35. In reply, New York President’s XI managed to score 129 for 7 with Mike Balkarran hitting 33.
In the female 10/10 exhibition final, Trophy Stall Angels defeated Karibee Girls by 61 runs. Batting first, Trophy Stall Angels scored 99 for 4 and in reply Karibee Girls managed a paltry 38 for 7.
At the presentation ceremony, New York Sport Club Legend took away $800,000 along with the Guyana Cup Open trophy. Trophy Stall received $200,000 and a trophy for their runner-up effort. Savage Masters collected $600,000 and the Guyana Masters Cup trophy while New York President’s XI received $200,000 and the runner-up trophy.
Waslim Haslim who scored 172 runs and took six wickets was awarded the tournament’s Most Valuable Player in the Open category while Malone received the award for the MVP in the Masters category. Both players received 10 pennyweight 14 carat men’s gold bracelet valued at $300,000. Trophy Stall Angels received $50,000 and a trophy while Karibee Girls collected $25,000 and a trophy.