UCCA Ramnaresh Sarwan 40 overs First Division competition underway
Mar 11, 2018 , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...ompetition-underway/
Former West Indies Captain and batting star Ramnaresh “Ronnie” Sarwan is sponsoring two cricket competitions in Berbice worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Sarwan who hails from Essequibo, but played most of his cricket in Demerara, has kicked off things with sponsorship of a First division 40-over cricket competition for teams in the Upper Corentyne and Black Bush Polder areas that are affiliated to the UCCA.
Some 24 teams have registered to participate in the tournament which began last Sunday, but the rain took a toll on the matches. Only two games were played and only 20 overs were possible in each match.
Despite the limited play there were two outstanding performances with T. Ramdass hammering the first century, a pugnacious 160 for No72 All Start against No77 and Mahendra Bhola taking 5 wickets for Crabwood Creek against No 59 Sports Club. Results were Crabwood Creek Sports Club defeated no 59 Youth Club by 52 runs.
Scores in the matches were – CWC batted first and made 162-9 in 20 overs with Andrew Khan 43, Dorsan Chslitar 42 and Mahendra Bhola 27.
Bowling for No 59 Youth Club, Vick and Josh Ramsarran picked up three and two wickets respectively. No 59 Youth Club were bowled out for 105 in 16 overs with Bish Buchan 32 and Ramnarine Appiah 29. Doing the damage for CWC Sports Club was Mahendra Bhola with 5-15.
In the next game No72 All Stars hammered No 77 Sports Club by 186 runs.
All Stars took first strike and bludgeoned their opponents bowling to race to 229 in 20 overs with T. Ramdass scoring the first century of the competition as he blasted the bowling to all parts of the ground for a swashbuckling 160 (12 x4, 12×6) in a dominating display.
Bowling for No 77, Narine with 3 and Rogers and Carag with 2 each were the main wicket takers.
They in their turn at the wicket were bundled out for 43.
T. Boucher with 4-10 and Gobin 3-12 were the main wicket takers for All Stars.
The competition continues today with 12 more matches.
The other teams taking part in the competition are Bomb Squad, All family, Skeldon Titans, Back Center Renegade, Scottsburg, Jukestown, No73 Cricket Club, No 72 Cut and Load, No71 Sports Club, No71 Cricket Club, No70 Young Blood, No70 MYO, No70 Cricket Club, No 69 Red Rose, No69 Vikings, No68 Cricket Club, No 48 Challengers, No 43Cricket Club, Mibicuri Caribs and Mibicuri Cricket Club. (Samuel Whyte)