Enterprise ‘A’ handed Perseverance a comprehensive 203-run defeat in the East Coast Cricket Committee (ECC)/SPR Enterprise 40-over tournament on Sunday.
The victory came on the heels of splendid knocks by siblings Bhaskar and Kamesh Yadram as they piloted their team to 288-5 off 35 overs.
Bhaskar, in an opening stand with Vivian Albert added 96 before Albert nicked behind for 41(4x4s; 1×6).
That wicket brought the pair of the former National Youth players to the crease who then added 84 for the second wicket. Bhaskar in this fluent 88 while Kamesh made an unbeaten 81 inclusive of ten fours.
Rabindra Beepat chipped in with 27; Agustine Chichester claimed 3-36.
Perseverance, in their turn at the crease were bundled out for 85 in just 17.3 overs. Chichester returned with the bat with a top scores of 29 (3x4s;1×6). Samea Singh (12) and Olester Bourne (11) were the only other batsmen to reached double figures. Amar Kishore snared 3-18, Hemnauth Dindyal 2-11 and Chatterpaul Singh 2-16.
Over at Paradise, the host lost to Enterprise B by nine wickets.
Chasing 197 for victory off 35 overs, openers Vishwanauth Gobin and Mankad Balkishun set Enterprise ‘B’ on course with a stand of 112. Gobin hammered eleven fours and cleared the rope twice before he went for 63 but Balkishun and Hansraj Sookdeo saw their team home with an unbroken second wicket partnership of 85. Balkishun clobbered nine fours and one six in scoring 72 while Sookdeo made 31 (2x4s; 2x6s) as they coasted to victory in the 26th over.
Earlier, Paradise took first strike and scored 196-8 off their reduced 35 overs. F. Jones and C. Fraser gave them a fine start with a first wicket stand of 57 before Fraser went for 27. Jones kept the innings together with a top scored 70; he featured in a third-wicket partnership of 58 with J. Martin who got 25. Following their demise Paradise lost their way as they finished on 196-8. Dave Persaud grabbed 2-25, Satyanand Ramkumar 2-34 and Balkishun 2-42.Yadram