By Royo Sankar
Richmond Hill cricket club are all set and ready for big games ahead in the Division A round robin heats up. Richmond Hill batsmen pounded Liberty Sports Club for a 300-plus total; their consistent bowling led by Deryck McDonald with 3 wickets, ensured the total was a winning one.

Combined effort from Sadloo brothers Shameer (left) and Zaheer, help Richmond Hill defeat Liberty Sports Club.

The Sadloo brothers entertain the small crowd with half-centuries. Zaheer scorched the already burnt grass with glorious cover drives and spanking square cuts in his knock of 58 from 57 balls (11×4) while Shameer 35 balls 51 included 2 towering sixes and 6 well timed fours.

Earlier, Debo Sankar was at his usual best, struck a well compose 49 of 44 balls (8×4). Imran Alli made 21. West Indies and Guyana pacer Brandon J. Bess making his Richmond Hill debut struck a quick fire 31 off just 13 deliveries with (4×4) and his only 6 ended up on the Grand Central Parkway. Royo Sankar fell to his usual rout of being out for 22 run out. Deryck McDonald took the score past 300, with a cameo unbeaten 35 (6×4-1×6).
RHCC Wickets fell at 36 (I. Alli), 118 (D. Sankar), 159 (Z. Sadloo), 170 (B. Bess), 251 (R. Sankar), 253 (S. Sadloo) and 299 (M. Seeram).

Liberty Sports Club’s Imtiaz Hassan was the only decent bowler with figures of 8-2-25-2, as the rest was clobbered around the park.

Set a massive 302 for 7 off 40 overs @ 7.55 run an over. Liberty was off to a disastrous start losing their first 4 wickets (A. Harricharran 1, M, Noble 7, T. Madramootoo 4 and C. Khilawan 20) fell for 60 runs. However, Danesh Deonarine 35 (6×4) and Imtiaz Hassan 55 (6×4) (3×6), put some respectability to their score with a partnership of 70, Thakur Singh chipped in with 26, as the rest of the tail fell for 3 runs.
The final score 179 all out in 37.2 overs. LSC wickets fell at 5 (A. Harricharran), 21(M. Noble), 52 (C. Khilawan), 60 (T. Madramootoo), 107 (D. Deonarine), 107 (T. Khilawan), 170 (I. Hassan), 176 (V. Singh), 176 (T. Singh), 179 (R. Jagnarine).

Deryck McDonald struck an unbeaten 35 and picked up 3 for 39. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

RHCC 302 for 7 off 40 overs, Zaheer Sadloo 58, Shameer Sadloo 51, Debo Sankar 49, Imran Alli 21, Brandon Bess 31, Royo Sankar 22 and Deryck McDonald 35 not out.

Bowling for Liberty Sports Club: Thakur Singh 8-0-56-1, Imtiaz Hassan 8-2-25-2, Terrence Madramootoo 8-0-68-1, Michael Noble 6-0-48-1, Ramnarine Jagnarine 4-0-25-0, Vijendra Singh 3-0-38-1, A. Harricharran 2-0-19-0, Taknauth Khilawan 1-0-14-0.

Liberty Sports Club 179 all out in 37.2 overs, Imtiaz Hassan 55, Danesh Deonarine 35, Thakur Singh 26 and Chaitnauth Khilawan 20.

Bowling for Richmond Hill: Brandon Bess 2-0-12-0, Deryck McDonald 8-0-39-3, Imran Alli 5-1-23-1, Ramphal Bactowar 8-0-27-2, Dhaniram Seepersaud 7-1-34-0, Mahendra Seeram 4-1-17-2, Shameer Sadloo 4-0-17-2.