Deryck and Khemraj Sink Wave For Sunrise Victory
By Morris Seecharan
Winning the toss and electing to bat seems like the right decision by Sunrise captain Deryck Basdeo as Roopnarine Dayal and Khemraj Somaru opened for Sunrise. Dayal and Khemraj batted cautiously figuring out the Waves bowlers up to the 4th overs as Khemraj was bowled by Khan for 10 and Dayal was caught for 12 with the score at 21.

Deryck Basdeo hit a blistering 56. Photos by Loretta Cheong

Deryck joined by Selwyn Cheong was faced with repairing the damages by Wave bowlers. Deryck get off the mark hitting a boundary and the sparks from his bat was welcome by his players. Deryck posture looked poised to set the offensive tone for Sunrise and Cheong ready to follow.  Deryck exploded for quick boundaries to increase his team run rate as Cheong was right behind with his own fire work as well hitting back to back to back boundaries. Together Deryck and Cheong turn the tides on Waves bowler, as they raced the score to 77 for 2 in the 10 over.

It was artful batting display by Deryck and Cheong as they assaulted Waves bowlers up to the 14ht overs as Cheong was bowled for 30 going after L. Bisram with the score at 97 for 3.  Cheong 76 runs partnership with Deryck was pivotal for Sunrise as they setup a solid batting foundation for the rest of his teammates. Mohamed Husain joined hitting boundary to get off the mark looked dangerous. Deryck sparks on his bat did not cool off as he batting repertoire was on full display striking the ball all around Kissena Park. After 41 runs Husain was bowled for 13 in 19 overs by B. Hiralall with the score at 138 for 4. Deryck Basdeo was bowled for a blistering 56 runs leading his team batting offensive. The reaming Sunrise batsmen batted with full throttled to increase the run rate as Sunrise ended their score at 147 for 7 at the end of their allotted 20 overs.

Leading the bowling for Waves was R. Rishideo went for 4-0-17-4 and B.  Hiralall bowled for 4-0-31-2.

Wave’s batsmen knew that they have to get keep up with the required run rate to stand a chance in reaching their target opened with R. Ali, and R. Laka. However, Kris and Khemraj Somaru started Sunrise bowling with great effect. Khemraj in his first over had Laka caught behind at 1. B Hiralall came to the wicket looked very hot hitting a four and six to get off the mark.

Kemraj Somaru had 4 for 12.

Together with Ali they showed resistance to Sunrise bowlers. However, with a thoughtful l field adjustment by Deryck, Hiralall was sent packing as he was caught beautifully at long on by Khemraj off the bowling of Kris for 16. Sheriff was removed by Khemraj for 2  and Ali was run out as Waves found themselves in trouble facing Sunrise bowler. R. Rocky and S. Ali paired up showing resistance taking the score to 10 overs 58 for 4.

Ricky Deenu was brought in the bowling action picking up Ali for 16 and breakup the only material partnership for Waves. Khemraj who was bowling with stride clean bowl Rocky who lead Waves batting made 20. Khemraj bowling on target in his last over had Aftab caught, and proved to be the most penetrating bowler for Sunrise. Between running out themselves and Ricky bowling L. Bisram the Waves batsmen showed no resistance to Sunrise bowling. Batting 19.2 over Waves could not propel their batting as they were bowled out 100 for 10.

It was very convincing win for Sunrise as their batting offensive, bowling and fielding all come together for this important win.

With a staunch 4 wicket haul, Kemraj Somaru was stingy and on fire as he lead his team bowling went for 4-0-12-4. Ricky Deenu very instrumental keeping the low scoring by Waves bowled for 4-0-10-2.

Ozone 11 And Unity In Tied Result
In the third round of the NYSCL competition, Unity and Ozone 11 battled to a tie. Winning the toss and being sent in to bat, Unity managed 112 runs in their 20 overs. S. Singh top scored with a well made 35 and V. Siwlal chipped in with 25 in Unity’s innings. Bowling for Ozone 11, Makhan took 4 for 15 and D. Singh 2 for 18.

Taking their turn at the crease, Ozone 11 ran into early problems, due to a very destructive spell of bowling from S. Singh who finished up with 4 wickets for 10 runs. At the half way mark, Ozone 11 were 37 runs with 4 wickets down. However, the Unity Cricket Team let them off the hook ad eventually had to settle for a tie with Ozone 11 also ending up with 112 runs. Subsequently, both teams ended up having to share match points.

Congratulations to both Unity and Ozone 11 for a well played game and for the very friendly atmosphere that prevailed during and after the match. Your behavior was exemplary.