Rebels vs Amazon Warriors
Raj Mathura leads Rebels to Division II Championship.
by Dharshan Chickery (29 June 2014)
Rebels Cricket Club defeated Amazon Warriors by two wickets to take the West Indian Softball Association Division II 25 Overs competition at Dr Charles Drew Park last Sunday.
Batting first, Amazon Warriors amassed a respectable 149 all out in 24 of their allotted 25 overs. S. Mohamed top scored with 63. His solid knock contained 4 fours and 4 sixes. He was supported by D. Bunsraj with 26. Mohamed and Bunsraj shared an inning high partnership of 48 for Amazon Warriors’ third wicket. No other pair added more than 24 as Rebels did a good job of taking steady wickets. Extras contributed a healthy 33. Thanks to some untidy bowling from Rebels’ bowlers. Raj Mathura was the pick of Rebels’ bowling with 4 for 12 off his five overs. He was supported by N. Shivkumar and Raj Singh with two wickets
Rebels Cricket Club, once a premier team in WISA had their work cut out for them in the heavy outfield. They needed a steady start. R Saliman and N. Shivkumar gave them just that. With 30 on the board, Rebels lost Saliman for 16. Rebels lost
two more quick wickets and were precariously placed at 46 for 3 when Raj Mathura came to the crease to join N. Shivsankar. The two took the score to 62 before Shivsankar perished for 19. Raj Mathura known for his lofty hitting picked his spots. He actually played most deliver on its merits, punishing the bad balls for sixes and fours and taking the requisite singles once available. He batted with absolute domination. Hitting five fours and 8 sixes in his knock of 80. He fell at the score of 147 Renny Singh and N. Nagapollay took Rebels home for the win and championship.
Amazon Warriors’ N. Mohamad took 2 for 20. G. Jagdeo, K.Jagdeo, G. Sankar and D.Bunsraj all took one wicket a piece.
In Memory of Beatrice "Juliet" Singh
Rebels vs President XI
It was a beautiful sunny day as Rebels and President XI met at Alley
Park and with the spirit of Beatrice in the air, both teams, friends and family paid tribute in their own ways, sharing memories, catching up with each other or just remembering this amazing woman.
Batting first, President XI made a 150 runs all out in 29.5 overs. C. Persaud, the #7 batsman top scored with 41, which contained 2 fours and 2 sixes as he stood his ground against Rebels bowlers after the top end batsman failed. The other top scoring batsman M. Bobb made only 14, while the extras contributed to their score with 33.
Rebels's captain Raj Mathura knowing the players on this team did an excelent job of applying his bowlers thus taking steady wickets. Raj Mathura opened the bowling with 2 for 17 in his 6 overs, supported by Raj Singh 3 for 24 in 3 overs, N. Shivkumar with 2 for 27 and G. Persaud with 2 for 32. Rebels had a great start with R. Saliman and N. Shivkumar and at 28 runs Rebels lost N. Shivkumar for 15. Rebels batted cautiously but wickets fell, losing R. Saliman who was holding his end for 32. Raj Singh came to the crease and with his steading batting, outsmarted the President XI bowlers and brought the game home for the win with G. Lakhan with a whopping 6. Raj Singh 28 not out and G. Lakhan 8 not out. President XI's R. Persaud took 3 for 42, M. Bobb 2 for 22 and M. Balkaran 2 for 26.
With good team mates, food, drinks and a trophy celebrations this memorial game for Beatrice ended great.
We miss you Beatrice "Juliet" Singh.