Regal Masters And Cotton Field Wild Oats Victorious
Under floodlights, in a chilly atmosphere, and on a sodden outfield, the Guyana Cup Open/Masters Softball Finals enthralled a decent crowd last night at the Everest Cricket Club Ground.
In the Masters Cup, Regal Masters trashed Savage Masters by 51 runs. Batting first, Regal Masters compiled 176 for 7 with J Bhoj and M Hardial contributing 35 and 33 respectively. Bowling for Savage Masters, A. Rambarran grabbed 3 wickets while V Ramsay took 2. Even though M. Malone crafted an exciting 64, Savage Masters only managed 125 runs. N Baksh was the only other batsman who reached double figures with 11 runs. A. Boodhoo and V Chunilall were the main wicket-takers for Regal Masters with 2 wickets each.
In the much anticipated Guyana Cup Open Final, Cotton Field Wild Oats cruised to a 7-wicket victory over Regal X1. Batting first Regal X1 managed 132 for 8. R Latiff top scored with 35 while N Madholall snatched 3 wickets for 21 runs. In Cotton Field Wild Oats’ reply they were always in control. F. Khan and P. Rooplall did most of the work with 36 and 59 respectively. With 4 runs needed to win, Rooplall hit the fifth delivery in the seventeenth over for a boundary to seal the victory.
For their victory in the Masters Cup, Regal Masters won $400,000 and a trophy, while runner-up Savage Masters won $100,000 and a trophy. For the Guyana Cup Open victory Cotton Field Wild Oats won $600,000 and a trophy, while Regal X1 won $200,000 and a trophy for coming second. Krishna Deosarran received a trophy for his 102 against South Florida Hurricane Cricket Club, the only century in the tournament. Also, Ricky Persaud from New York President’s X1 received a trophy for capturing the only 5-wicket haul (6 for 28) in the tournament.