East Bank Too Much For Enmore
As Harper Hits 98 Not Out

East Bank beat Enmore in the 8th round of the EACA 40 overs competition to stake a claim for qualifying for the BIG 4. Enmore won the toss and take 1st strike were of to a solid start with captain Imran Ali and Anil Seebaran. They add 55 for the 1st wicket in 7 overs, with Ali doing most of the scoring 26, hitting Guyana pacer Telston Johnson for 2 consecutive sixes before being stickup from a rising delivery.

Troy Harper

Seebaran was struck in the mid-riff by Johnson, before being LBW next ball, as Enmore slip to 59 for 2 in 9 overs. However the veteran Syed Mohamed and former Guyana under 19 batsman Safraz Ali add 86 for the 4th wicket. Mohamed batted patiently for a well crafted 50 (6x4,1x6) while Ali was the more aggressor with an unbeaten 73 (4x4, 2x6), especially in the final overs when he scored 25 in the last 2 overs of the Enmore innings to post a challenging 235 for 6. East Bank pacer Telston Johnson was expensive taking 3 for 65 in his 8 overs.

East Bank opening pair added 40 in 7 overs, before the out of form Zaheer Sadloo (11), flicking Seebaran to wide fine leg only to find Jerry Persaud in the way. The young Greg Sewdial didn’t last long as he tried to play aggressively and was caught in the covers for 9.

Then walked in Troy Harper, playing his first season in the 2008 EACA league. He and the ever reliable veteran Debo Sankar added 91 in 15 overs, before the watchful Sankar was LBW to another West Indian veteran Sew Shivnarain for 56 (4x4, 1x6). Harper in the mean while was batting freely hitting the boundaries and running the two’s. He was drop twice by the Enmore fielders, as he went after Enmore pacer Bola and spinner Backtowar, both giving away 60 in their 8 overs.

It came down to Harper need to score 10 runs out of 12 to bring his hundred up, but could only manage 8 as he was unbeaten on 98 (7x4, 2x6) and Derrick Kallicharran 34, as East Bank reached 236 for 4 in 35 overs. East Bank now needs to win 2 of there next 3 games to qualify for the EACA big 4.

Summary of scores:

Enmore 235-6 in 40 overs: Syed Mohamed 50, Safraz Ali 73 not out, Imran Ali 26
East Bank bowling: Telston Johnson 3-65, Derrick Kallicharan 2-39
East Bank 236 for 4 in 34.1 overs: Debo Sankar 56, Troy Harper 98 not out and Derek Kallicharan 34 not out

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