A dominant all-round performance from ex-national player Deon Ferrier powered Duchfour to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Perseverance in the final quarter-final match of the inaugural Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC)/GT&T 35-over cricket competition last weekend.
Playing at the Enmore Community Centre ground, Duchfour stormed to victory with nine overs to spare, in the process booking a semi-final date with hosts ECCCC.
Batting first, Perseverance posted what looked like an imposing 183-9 at the innings break with M. Nicholson (54), R. Persaud (29) and D. Solomon (28) being the leading scorers.
Off-spinner Ferrier returned excellent figures of 4-24 from seven testing overs for Duchfour, who made a mockery of the target, racing to 187-4 from 26 overs.
The right-handed Ferrier crowned an amazing day by leading the run-chase with an authoritative 76, with support coming from C. Pellew (39) and T. Gilbert (20). D. Butts (2-36) and O. Ross (1-14) were the wicket-takers for Perseverance.
Action in the competition will continue on Sunday at the Enmore Community Centre ground with the first semi-final that features Helena and Fairfield. Semi-final two between ECCCC and Duchfour will take place on November 4 (a national holiday) at the same venue.
The final is tentatively set for November 10 at the Enmore Community Centre ground and all matches will bowl off at 11:00h.
The competition, which is being organised by the ECCCC, is aimed at giving clubs from Enmore to Mahaica the much needed competitive exposure.
The winner of the tournament will receive $30,000 and trophy, with the runner-up collecting $20,000 and a trophy. For individual prizes, recipients will receive trophies for the Man-of-the-Match in the final, the most runs scored and the most wickets and catches taken.