AFTER weeks of intense softball action, Flying Stars were crowned winners of the Unity Cup when the tournament concluded on Sunday at the Uitvlugt Centre ground.
Flying Stars defeated Farm X1 by five runs after the final was reduced to five-overs a side due to the inclement weather.
Batting first, Flying Stars reached 36-8, with Martin Singh contributing a top-score of 15. In reply, the Farm X1 batsmen panicked from the start and fell short of the target by five runs. They eventually reached 31-8.
In the female final, Queen of the Boundary scored 29-1, beating All Stars who scored 18-3, by 11 runs.
In the Male Open semi-finals, Farm X1 defeated Omesh X1, while Flying Stars beat Cane Grove.
The one-ball winners were Romel D’Aguar, Khaled Mohammed and Chavez Ageday
The most consistent batsman was Sachin Jagnarine (Cane Grove), while the award for most wickets went to Narine Shaw of Crossbreed.
The tournament, which was organised by the Guyana Softball League, attracted some 79 teams and lasted just over one month. The goal of the tournament was to resuscitate the sport in various areas. To some extent this was achieved.