Richmond Hill Spin Twin Wreck Big Apple

By Royo Sankar

Shameer Sadloo and Bactowar Starred with the Ball

As a large crowd gathered to witnessed a keenly contested game at the famous Baisley (Cage) were noisy at times supporting their favorite teams. They would not be disappointed, as RHCC and BACC battle for supremacy. Skipper Zaheer Saffie Sent RHCC to bat after winning the toss, soon they was in trouble as Telston Johnson sent back Royo Sankar with the third ball of the opening spell, caught at the wicket by Francis Mendonca for a duck. Zaheer Sadloo joined Debo Sankar as the pair took the score to 62 before Debo (31) was run out in a mixed up. Shameer Sadloo  was caught for 2, and Brandon Best for 15. Deryck McDonald was brilliant with his shot selection and placemen,t his 45 included five fours and three sixes as he held the RHCC innings together. M.Seeram fell for 19, R.Lovell 10, D.Seepersaud 1, D.Puran for a duck as Ramphal Bactowar, left stranded at the other end on nought. Final Score 170 all out in 36 overs. RHCC wickets fell at:  1-1 (R.Sankar), 2-62 (D.Sankar), 3-71(S.Sadloo), 4-81(Z.Sadloo), 5-88 (B.Bess), 6-145 (M.Seeram), 7-163 (D.Mcdonald), 8-165 (D.Seepersaud), 9-170(R.Lovell) and 10-170(D.Puran). Kumar Nandalall and Charlton Senior were the most successful bowler with three wickets each.

Chasing a modest 170 @ 4.25 an over, BACC was in cruise  control with a opening partnership of 47 in 6 overs as the first class pacers Brandon Bess and Roderick lovell struggled to find their rhythm. Rhett Ramotar  was  caught at third man for 17. The Elegant Zaheer Saffie and Mendonca took the score to 91. Saffie in brilliant form as he struck the pacers for huge sixes, one over foch Blvd and the other into the Basketball court, followed by another, high over the fence on 158 street, off Shameer Sadloo as he looked to finish the game for a early celebration. Going for one too many  would be his downfall, as Brandon Bess took a brilliant running catch off Sadloo. That would triggered  a Big Apple batting collapse  as Shameer Sadloo and Ramphal Bactowar spun webs around them. F.Mendonca (20) was smartly taken at first slip by McDonald,  Shawn Thompson was trapped LBW for 3, Shiv Raghubar was caught by Royo Sankar at deep mid-wicket for 4, Mark Gomes was brilliantly taken at Square leg by Deoram Puran for a duck, Kumar Nandall was caught at long on by M.Seeram for 1, Mark (chucky) Gomes edge to Mcdonald at 1st slip for a duck, Telston Johnson was trapped leg before for 10 and N.Balram was caught at deep mid wicket by Seepersaud as BACC folded for 126 in the 25th over. As Richmond Hill Cricket Club pull of a stunning victory. BACC wickets fell: 1-47(R.Ramotar),2-91(Z.Saffie),3-93 (F.Mendonca),4-102(S.Thompson),5-107(S.Raghubar),6-107(M.Gomes),7-110(K.Nandalall),8-110(M.Chucky Gomes),9-126(T.Johnson)



RHCC 170 all out in 37 overs , D.McDonald 45 , D.Sankar 31, Z.Sadloo 30 and M. Seeram 19.

Bowling BACC, K.Nandall and C.Senior Had 3 wickets Each.

BACC 126 all Out in 25 overs, Z.Saffie 32 ,F.Mendonca 20, R.Ramotar 17 and N.Balram 17.

Bowling for RHCC , S.Sadloo 5 for 32 and R.Bactowar 4 for 13 was the Destroyers .


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