Teams suffer mixed fortunes in Digicel sponsored tournament

POSTED: 11/28/12 2:12 PM

St. Maarten- A Mohit Hingorani 11 clinched the 30 over encounter which was played last Saturday and Vimal Ragubir’s side rebounded to win the T-20 game when the curtains went down on the second annual Grassroots tournament sponsored by Digicel.

With the exception of Hingorani and Ragubir, most of the other players were fairly new to the competitive aspect of the game, but what was common among the group was that they were all eager to learn and the enthusiasm was evident.

In game one, Hingorani’s side batting first were 165 all out after 29 overs. Hingorani, a product of the Kiddy Cricket Program led from the front with 54 not out. Support also came from Ajay Jiwanand with 28 and Tyrone George on 20.

Bowling for Ragubir’s 11, Mrinwal Wadhwa had 5 for 3 from 7 and Isiah Hussain had 1 for 3 for 1. Chasing 166 to win, Ragubir’s eleven faltered in their attempt and after 22 overs, they were only able to put 100 runs on the board.

Mike Lewis was the top scorer on 22 and Trot Tony finished on 11. Bowling for Hingorani’s 11, Antonio Johnson had 4 for 1 for 3, A devon had 3 for 20 and Hingorani’s 11 went onto win that opening game by 65 runs.

In game two played on Sunday, what was originally scheduled to be a 40 over encounter had to be reduced to a T-20 faceoff due to the prevailing weather conditions and damp outfield. Ragubir’s 11 batting first were all out on 100 which came in 19.2 overs.

This time, it was Ragubir who played a captain’s roll and was not out on 46 and he was the main scorer. Bowling for Hingorani’s 11, Akeem Sharples had 4 for 3 for 12 and Johnson had 4 for 2 for 6.

Chasing 101 to win, Hingorani’s 11 were all out on 90 after 19.4 overs. The early collapse by the top order batsmen placed pressure on Hingorani who was only able to score 18, Sharples chipped in with 11 and R Ramcharran scored 10. Bowling for Ragubir’s 11, Hussain had matching figures of 3 for 3 wickets for 3 runs Arjune Kurup had 4 for 2 wickets for 10 runs and Regnald Banis had 4 overs 2 wickets for 12 runs, Ragubir’s team won by 10 runs.

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