Ali, Austin stars as Family Movements triumph
Sterling performances by Ershad Ali and Raydon Austin Movements Family of Mahdia led to victory in a charity three-match T10 T-ball series against V Net Vipers last Sunday at Everest Cricket Club.
V Net Vipers were bowled out for 50 in eight overs, batting first in the opening game. Quentin Sampson made 22 with three sixes, while Raydon grabbed Austin at 3-4 and Ali claimed 3-16.
Family Movements responded with 51-6 in eight overs. Andrew Gibson made 15 as Malcolm Hubbard grabbed 2-16.
V Net Vipers scored 113-6 taking the first strike in the second encounter. Sampson hit five sixes in a top score of 36, while Kemol Savory made 27 with one fours and two sixes and Kevon Boodie 12. Beepaul Bandoo took 2-4. Family Movements answered with 116-4 in 9.5 overs. Andrew Gibson stroked one four and five sixes while scoring 41, Ali struck out five in a quick fire 36 and Ricardo Adams 13 not out with two sixes. Kemol Savory took 2-6.
At the last meeting, Movements Family ruled 110-3, batting first. Omesh Danram tied three fours and a similar number of sixs in a 43 putt, while Paul Tyrell scored 37 with three sixes and Ali 25 that included one fours and two sixes.
V Net Vipers threatened before they were restricted at 105-7. Alex Rodrigues scored 44 including one fours and four sixes, while Richie Looknauth grabbed three sixes in 18 outs and Mark Jeffers got 13. Ali got 2-18.
Ali with 70 runs scored the best batter’s prize, while Austin picked up the bowler’s trophy after winning five wickets. Movements Family received a trophy and $ 100,000 which they gave to 11-year-old Everest CC member Narindra Isurdeen. He attends Aurora Primary School on the Essequibo Coast.
Narindra’s father Uttamkumar Isurdeen expressed gratitude to the teams, while Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai praised the organizers for assisting the Isurdeen family.
The managers of both teams thanked Trophy Stall and Everest Cricket Club executives.
The event sponsored by V Net Communications, Family Movements and Trophy Stall was also held as part of Rajkumar Singh’s birthday celebrations of Family Movements. (Zaheer Mohamed)