Success Enforcers have destroyed Good Hope by a massive 118 runs in the Male Open category of the Unity Cup Softball Tournament organized by the Guyana Softball League.
Enforcers batted first and rattled up a huge 174-5 in 10 overs, then restricted Good Hope to a paltry 82 in 8 overs, as the bowlers enjoyed a good day on their home ground in front of a small crowd.
In the other match, played before the ground became waterlogged, Success Warriors showed off their all-round ability by hammering Hope Warriors by 113 runs in another good day for the Success boys. Warriors batted first and sent a strong message to the others — 165-7 in their 10 overs. In reply, Hope Warriors were dismissed for 52 in 9.3 overs, their batsmen struggling to come to grips with the Warriors’ bowlers.
Meanwhile, the others areas were unable to make a start, as the rains made the grounds unplayable. The reps are waiting for some ease in order to have a start.
Should weather permit, matches would continue today at Success, with Enterprise versus Success Under-15 from 09:00h, followed by Durban Quarry against Strikers from 11:30h; and then Enterprise Youth would come against Better Hope XI before Accomplishment Youths battle Farm XI.
The quarter-finals of the tournament will have special prizes for teams making it that far. The registration will continue in each area, as the tournament hopes to have participation from each area.
Prizes being offered are as follows: Male Open champion – $50,000 and one of the Unity Cups as well as championship rings; Female Open champion – $25,000 and one Unity Cup;
Masters champion – $20,000 and one Unity Cup; MVP- trophies and one package which includes electronic accessories. A special prize is also on the cards for the representative who garners the most teams.
Other promotional items would also be given on the spot to sporting fans. The various grounds to be used are: Success, Better Hope, Mahaica, Leonora Primary, Uitvlugt, Parika, Scott Field, and Port Mourant.