Mandolall named top batsman in Canada’s OMSCC tournament
Guyana youth cricketer Rovendra Mandolall said he is delighted to be the top batsman in this year’s Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) tournament.
The Essequibian righthander chalked up 405 runs from ten matches inclusive of two centuries while he emerged as the best bowler with 11 scalps from the same number of matches. He received the cricketer-of-theyear award at the recently held gala presentation by the OMSCC.
According to the ex-Essequibo senior Inter-county skipper, he had wanted to make an impression this season having only played in his second year at the over40 division and was more than happy to be the leading player.
“I am proud to be the top batsman this year; certainly the hard work paid great dividends while taking the wicket trophy also gave me the motivation to do well again next year,” Mandolall related.
Another former Guyana player Shiv Seeram also showed equal dominance but in the over-50 category accumulating over 400 runs. Seeram, who also represented Canada at the highest level, made 406 runs from 11 matches and registered two hundreds.
Meanwhile, at the funct i on which was kept in Scarborough, president of the OMSCC, Canad-based Guyanese Azeem Khan, congratulated the awardees and all the various winners. He made special mention of the sponsors while he reserved his gratitude for his fellow executives for their hardwork and commitment on pulling off another successful season.
Khan, a long-time member of OMSCC, stated that OMSCC has seen tremendous growth over the years and spoke epically about hosting another terrific Toronto Cup 2 earlier this year in which the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association team participated but was knockout at the semi-final stage in the over45 division.
Khan said based on these kinds of excellent performances from Seeram and Mandolall is certainly a reflection of the eagerness players still showing to make an impression. He took the opportunity to educate the audience that OMSCC team did participate at the Guyana Cup 7 too and thanked the players for their profound interest by making the trip to the South American continent.
The team was skippered by Seeram and comprised of several other softball stalwarts like Sunil Dhaniram, Bobby Parasnauth, Jaimini Singh among others.
Rovendra Mandolall collects his trophy