Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers win inaugural 10/10 memorial title

first_imgA LARGE and boisterous crowd at the Teneze Ferme ground in Lower Pomeroon River, last Sunday, witnessed hosts Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers Sports emerge winners in the inaugaral 10/10 George Alphonso memorial one-day tournament involving four teams.In the final, Pomeroon Oil Mill Challengers Sports were inserted to take first strike and managed 87-2 from their 10 overs.Captain Mukesh Singh with 28 (2×6, 2×4) along with Carlos Matthias’ unbeaten 23 (1×6, 1×4) were the principal scorersSpinners Chris Matthias and Usen Rose claimed one wicket each. In reply, Teneze Ferme ‘B’ found scoring difficult and never threatened the target.They eventually were all out for 54 in the 10th over to be defeated by 33 runs. Suresh Dindyal (15) was the only batsman to reach double figures. Medium pacers Gary France with 4-16 and Mukesh Singh 3-15 combined to earn their team the coveted trophy, medals and $60 000 while the runners-up received $40 000.Third-place winners Teneze Ferme ‘A’ also pocketed $30 000 during the presentation which was witnessed by the widow and children of the late George Alphonso Sr, who was a popular cricketer and supporter of the game in the Pomeroon.His daughter Kerenza Alphonso during her brief speech promised to have the competition played annually and to include more teams.Eagles Sports also participated. Former national umpire Dasroy Balgobin and Deva Dass were the officiating umpires.last_img read more