Links XI seems to have taken a liking to the pink ball and has won their two matches in the Nick’s Sporting Goods T20 Pink Ball league in Woodland, South Trinidad.
Playing at the Evergreen cricket ground in front of a good community crowd, Links have entertained returning victories against Church Street and Longdenville United.
In their opening game, they restricted Church Street to 134/5 in 20 overs with G Changoor the chief destroyer with 3/22. R Siew then batted beautifully in getting 52, as Links XI replied with 135 for four in only 12 overs to take the win.
Against Longdenville, Links won the toss and as is accustomed they asked the opposition to take first strike. Longdenville rallied well to 140/8 in their 20 overs, with S Ragbir getting 32 and G Balram 27. R Gosine was the bowler in form for Links, nabbing 3/17.
Links were stretched in their victory hunt but that man Siew was there to take care of proceedings for them. He clobbered 53 and brought home the bacon for his team with two balls to spare.
Competitions continues tonight starting at 6.30pm.
NICK’S SPORTING GOODS T20 SCORES
Church Street 134/5 (20 overs) (R Seelochan 23,K Ramdeen 24, D Huggins 21,V Sookraj 17, N Toolsie 9, G Changoor 3-22, I Goolsair 1-15, D Samuel 1-18) vs Links XI 135/4 (12 overs) (R.Siew 52, A.Mohammed 32, A.Buckreedan 17no, R Renwick 3/32, K Sargeant 1/27) – Links XI won by 6 wkts.
Longdenville 140-8 (20 overs) (S Ragbir 32, G Balram 27, R. Gosine 3/17, N Gayadeen 2/24) vs Links XI 141/7 (19.4 overs )(R Siew 53 , K Harry 28, A. Lalla 2/19) – Links XI won by 3 wkts.
CAPTION: Vishal Ramsingh (right) league organiser presents the man of the match award to R Siew after his half century against Church Street at Everygreen ground in Woodland.