Victories for Rems, Enmore in Ontario Softball Cricket League finals


By Ravendra Madholall

The victorious Rems Cricket team strikes a pose after the game

 Rems and Enmore claimed comfortable victories last Sunday at Ashtonbee Park, Scarborough in the 2019 Ontario Softball Cricket League ten-ten cricket competition.

On the number one pitch, Rems defeated GG Bannas by 35 runs in the Division One contest while in the Division Two fixture, Enmore made light work of Carr Tec emerging with a 37-run margin.

Rems batted first after winning the toss and reached a respectable 82-6 at the expiration of the 10-overs while GT Bannas responded with 47-8 when the overs ran out.

Attacking left-handed opening batsman Surujpaul Deosaran led the way for Rems with 29 which included four fours and a six. Nathan Persaud was the pick of the bowlers for GT Bannas by grabbing three wickets for 24 runs from his two overs while former Guyana first-class fast-bowler Trevon Garraway snatched two wickets for 10 runs from two overs as well.

There was no major impression with the bat when GT Bannas chased the target as wickets fell regularly. Another ex-Guyana youth player Yoodhanlall Suklall collected two wickets for one run in his impressive two-over spell. Deosaran, Pradeep Singh and Anil Mahadeo supported with one wicket each.

On the Number Two pitch, the action was just as one-sided as Enmore raced to a formidable 93-3 in their 10-overs while Carr Tec in reply managed just 56-7 in their allotted 10 overs.

Abdool Azeez hit a flamboyant 41 for Enmore while former Guyana under-19 player Steve Ramdass chipped in with a valuable 32. In the bowling department for Enmore, Ramdass retuned to take three wickets conceding just 13 runs from two economical overs. Zaheer Mohamed also delivered admirably by snaring two wickets for 14 runs off two overs.

The League’s president Albert Ramcharran, in his address at the presentation ceremony, complimented sponsors Harri Sukhu of Caribbean Sensation and businessman Nirad Lall on their wonderful gesture and also congratulated the various participating teams. He reminded those present that the league’s annual presentation, dinner and dance celebration is set for November 16.