Narine stars for Devonshire Castle in T20 competition

first_imgFORMER national T20 all-rounder Ramesh Narine exhibited a fine display with both bat and ball in the first round of the Motie Lall, Jai Lall and Praboo Lall T/20 cricket competition played on Sunday for teams in North Essequibo.Despite initial poor weather conditions,two matches were played at the Walton Hall ground.In the first encounter which had to be reduced to a 12-over affair,Devonshire Castle humbled Sparwin by 72 runs .Batting first,Devonshire Castle amassed 135-4 from their 12 overs with Narine stroking an unbeaten 87 including 8×6 and 5×4,to pulverise his opponents.In reply,Sparwin were reduced to 63-7 when their overs expired. Narine was again destructive,this time with the ball,claiming 3-12 from 2 overs of leg-spin to enjoy an excellent match.In the second game, Police ‘arrested’ Walton Hall to claim an emphatic 10 wicket victory.In a game also reduced to 12 overs, Walton Hall was scuttled out for a meagre 40 in the eleventh over as Delon Parris was impressive,claiming 5-14 from three overs of controlled off-spin.In response,Police raced to 42 without loss in five overs with Ravindra Ramnarine scoring a brisk unbeaten 32 containing 2×6 and 3x4s to lead the Officer’s discharge of duties on the field.Meanwhile, the competition will resume this weekend with several matches to be played at various grounds across the Essequibo Coast. The competition is being coordinated by the North Essequibo Cricket Committee and it is being played in memory of the Lall Brothers of Walton Hall.It is the second year of the competition with Devonshire Castle being the defending champions. Monetary incentives, trophies and other memorabilia will be presented at the completion of the tournament. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more