Guyanese Lift Grand Trophy

Skipper Anand of the Guyanese team, referred to it as a ‘white wash’ and he was correct. After all, his team had won the three match series, played at the Hardtimes Recreation grounds, by a margin of 3 games to nil, over the Rawlins team.

The final match was played on Sunday 8th September, in front of a huge crowd.

The Rawlins team won the toss and elected to bat first with Carlon Smithen and Jelani Manners, opening the innings.  Smithen played a ferocious gem of an innings, hitting no fewer than four maximums and timing the ball sweetly.  Manners on the other hand, was not as fluent on a wet, sticky pitch.

Rakeesh and Anand bowled superbly to restrict the Rawlins team to a mere 68 runs.

However, the Rawlins players came out to field, with a ‘never say die’ attitude and the Guyanese struggled to get to the victory target, but eventually dragged themselves over the line, in the 10th over.

Summarized scores:

Rawlins 68 all out in 10.3 overs:
Carlon Smithen 35;
Curtis Morton Sr 10
Anand 3 for 5;
Rakeesh 2 for 5

Guyanese 69 for 4 in 9.4 overs:
Alvin 28*;
Shara 21
Curtis Morton Jr 2 for 20;
Curtis Morton Sr 1 for 13
Patrick Newton 1 for 16

Guyanese won by 6 wickets

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