Big Man Cricket: Lakhan powers Essequibo Eagles to win over Upper Corentyne
Opening batsman Dharmendra Lakhan smashed an unbeaten 45, which led Essequibo Eagles to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory when the Big Man Cricket tournament continued at the weekend.
The right-hander struck four fours and one maximum in his knock, which helped Eagles to cruise to the target of 96 in just 15 overs at the Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda.
Lakhan shared an opening stand of 61 with Dharmendo Lall, who made 26. Suruj Mohan took 2-20 in three overs.
Earlier, Beesham Seepersaud (3-14) and Ramesh Narine (3-17) shared six wickets to restrict Upper Corentyne to 95-9 in 20 overs.
The Berbice unit made a solid start with openers Gobin Roopram and Nogi Khan adding 26 before Khan was dismissed for 13.
Roopran went on to make 20, hitting two fours, while Kumar Mathura top-scored with 23; Michael Singh was unbeaten on 15.
In the other games on Sunday, West Dem Vipers defeated Timothy Motorcycle Masters by five wickets; West Bank Warriors defeated GT Royal Rangers by 84 runs; and Jai Hind Jaguars gained a walkover from Real Warriors.
Below are the summarised scores.
At Meten-Meer-Zorg Community Centre ground: West Dem Vipers defeated Timothy Motorcycle Masters by five wickets.
Timothy Motorcycle Masters 105 all out in 23.2 overs (Peter Persaud 18, Mohan Chaitram 3-25, Lalta Suknanan 2-13, Vinod Rajkumar 2-16) vs West Dem Vipers 109-5 in 15.1 overs (Seymour Evans 45, Lalta Suknanan 15, Peter Persaud 4-49)
At the GCC ground, Bourda: West Bank Warriors defeated GT Royal Rangers by 84 runs.
West Bank Warriors 189-6 from 25 overs (Ganesh Persaud 79, Sohan Bedesse 53, Kerwin Ross 1-23, Mustapha Azimulla 1-23) vs GT Royal Rangers 105 all out in 25 overs (Mustapha Azimulla 19, Tejnarine Ramroop 18, Chatterpaul Singh 3-16, Seecharran Persaud 2-16, Patrick Khan 1-4, Steve Haripaul 1-17, Mohamed Haniff 1-24)
Matches in the Over-45, T25 tournament will continue on Saturday and Monday.