Crabwood Creek Hunters and Karibee Rice Angels became the male and female winners of the Banks Beer 10/10 beach softball cricket competition.
CWC Hunters receive their trophy
The curtains came down on the month-long competition Sunday night at the Number 63 beach. In the men’s final Hunters made easy work of Capo’s XI to take home the title and $150,000.
Winning the toss and batting first in a match that was reduced to six overs-a-side, Capo’s XI reached 55 for 2 when the overs ran out. In reply, Hunters knocked off the required runs without loss and five balls to spare. D Chalittar was unbeaten on 31 and Joshua Garnett, on 11.
Earlier, Hunters made easy work of Black Bush Polder (BBP) in their semi-final match. Batting first BBP made 60 all off 10 overs with Kishore Iyana topscoring with 17. K Kenton, bowling for Hunters grabbed 3 for 11 from his two overs. In reply Crabwood Creek, led by Chalittar who made 31, reached 61 for 5 off 7.2 overs.
Capo’s XI had a much harder task in their semi-final against Chris Jagdeo Construction (CJC). Winning the toss and batting first CJC reached 81 all out. S Chinopen was the destroyer picking up 3 for 11 bowling for Capo’s XI. In reply Capo’s XI reached 82 for 4 off 8.2 overs. L Sookran topscored with 17.
The winning Karibee Rice Angels pose with officials and the trophy
In the female final Karibee Rice Angels chalked up 83 for 2 off of their allotted six overs with Tendeeka Lamar topscoring with 38. In reply Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Angels (YEST) could only reach 54 for 6 when the overs expired. Nikita Tony grabbed 2 for 11 bowling for Karibee Rice Angels.
The women took away $50,000 while the losing finalist took away $30,000.
After the final D Chalittar received prizes for the Man-of-the-match, MVP, and the best batsman, while the best bowler award went to Nandkishore who took 1 for 10 in the final.
At the presentation ceremony Sales Manager of Banks DIH New Amsterdam Joshua Torrezao noted that he was pleased that teams from the East and West Coasts of Berbice participated. There was also representation from the East Bank of Demerara.
“I am pleased to have teams even from Corriverton and from Black Bush Polder. All of the teams that participated in this tournament showed professionalism,” Torrezao said, calling on fans to continue supporting Banks DIH.
Torrezao also thanked the police for the support they lent at the tournament. (Andrew Carmichael)