Members of Speed XI pose with their trophies after Thursday’s game (Photo: Avenash Ramzan)
Speed XI defeated Enmore by two wickets in a feature Over-40 softball game on Thursday evening at the world famous Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda.
Batting first in the 25-over game, the Enmore lads were rocked by a few early wickets, before the middle and lower order rallied to post what turned out to be an inadequate 173-7.
Guest player Fidel Singh led the way with a topscore of 67, an innings that included four sixes and three boundaries. Ganeshram Emamally supported with 30 (3x6s, 1×4), while Shameer Ali 18 (2x6s) and Bheemraj Ramkellawan 17 (1×4, 1×6) also chipped in.
Fidel Singh (left) and Rawle Reid with their individual awards
Speed XI made a solid start to the chase, but lost a few wickets in the middle overs, before recovering to overhaul the target at 174-8 in 24 overs.
Asif Ali made a solid 42 (4x6s, 2x4s), Dereck Ramotar 33 (3x4s, 2x6s), Fazleem Mohamed 26 and Uniss Yousuf 24 in a rounded team effort. Bowling for Enmore, another guest player Rawle Reid took 3-24.
Aftre the game, Speed XI received the winner’s trophy, while Enmore had to settle for the runner-up prize. Singh was voted Man-of-the-Match, Ali was named Best Batsman, while Reid was adjudged Best Bowler.