Regal teams dominate President’s T20 Softball Cup
Regal won titles in all three of the divisions at the inaugural President’s Softball T20 Cup, which concluded at Everest Cricket Club on Sunday.
In the Legends’ final, they topped Parika Defenders, while in the Masters, they also had an easy victory over Wellman Masters. However, in the All Stars, they were deemed joint champions with Speedboat after an abrupt end to the final.
Regal Legends restricted Parika to 66-8 in 20 overs with the in-form Ramo Malone top-scoring with
27, but his partners were strangled by tight bowling from Parsram Persaud (2-9), David Harper (2-12) and Fazleem Mohamed (2-18).
In response, Regal reached 69-2 in 13.1 overs, led by an unbeaten 20 from Eric Thomas and David Harper (17*). Mohesh Chunilall made 18 as Ramesh Rambarose and Ramesh Narine both took 1-10.
Regal won $500,000, while $100,000 went to Parika.
Wellman Masters posted a respectable 146-6, led by the seasoned Greg DeFranca, who made 61, while Azeemul Haniff and Rawl Reid both made 24.
Mohammed Ayume had 2-39, while Roy Persaud had 1-30 and Surajdeo Ramdeen (1-34).
The unbeaten pair of Richard Latif and Ejaz Mohammed then blazed Regal to 148-1 in 14.3 overs. Latif cracked 84*, while Mohammed made 54; Anil Durga had 1-11.
The Masters’ prize was the same as the Legends.
All Stars (Open)
Delroy Perreria with 4-27 was the chief wrecker as Regal bowled out rivals Speedboat for 116 in 19.4 overs with Ameer Mohammed being the top-scorer with 23, followed by Vickash Dhaniram (20).
Regal’s chase was cut short at 18-2 in the fifth over when the organising body, the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc., opted to end the day’s proceedings due to persons in the venue being in breach of the COVID-19 protocols.
Regal and Speedboat had to settle for an equal share of the $600,000 prize money and were declared joint champions.
The three-day tournament was a collaboration between the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Inc. and Guyana’s Honorary Consul- Florida, Ramzan Roshanah Ali.