Edwards ton highlights 3rd round
Bermine, Young Warriors remain unbeaten
An attractive century from Young Warriors’ Waheid Edwards highlighted the third round of the Berbice zone of the National Neal &Massy 40-overs first division cricket competition last Saturday.
Edwards stroked 6 fours and 3 sixes from 94 balls in his 110 and shared in century partnerships with former West Indies Under-19 player Richard Ramdeen (63) and Ishwar Singh (53) as Young Warriors beat hosts Edinburgh by 81 runs to remain unbeaten after three matches.
Bermine also registered their third consecutive win when they got past Blairmont by 9 wickets at Blairmont as former Guyana Under-19 Captain Eugene La Fleur made 66 not out and the in-form Anthony D’Andrade followed up half centuries in the first two rounds with an accomplished unbeaten 34 as Bermine reached 164-1 in 28.2 overs replying to the home team’s 163 all out in 40 overs.
And in the other game played on Saturday, Cylus Gibson hit 7 fours and a six in his 83 to help Police beat Rose Hall Canje by 6 wickets at Canje.
At Edinburgh, Young Warriors reached 300-6 when their 40 overs expired with Edwards putting on 104 in 14.2 overs with Ramdeen for the first wicket and 149 in 21.2 for the second wicket with Singh before the left-handed Anil Beharry slammed an explosive unbeaten 32 from 11 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes for the Cumberland unit.
Off-spinner Ralph Chakalall took 3-65 and Ravi Bridgelall 2-45 on a slow track and fast outfield for the hosts who fell for 219 in 38.1 overs.
Denny David (59), Shafeik Khan (39) and Elroy Nelson (33) offered some fight as Davendra Ramotar captured 3-57. National Under-19 coach and Guyana selector Hubern Evans (2-26), Charran Singh (2-40) and Farouk Hussain (2-42) supported with the ball.
At Blairmont, the home team without National pacer Brandon Bess, who missed the match, never really got going on a sluggish track as Ryan Sutherland made 24.
Devon Clements took 3-27 while LaFluer (2-20), Charles Shepard (2-24) and teenager Troy Mickle (2-27) supported for Bermine.
After Keon De Jesus was removed for 33 at 81-1, the pint-size LaFluer joined D’Andrade to see the New Amsterdam side to an emphatic win.
At Canje, the home team were bowled out for 158 in 39.1 overs with Sanjay Khan making 42 and Vishal Mohabir 34 as Rocky Hutson had 3-30 and Albert Sinclair 2-30 for the Cops.
Gibson then led the Police reply with entertaining stroke-play and got support from Kenroy Henry who made 22. Berbice Under-15 spinner Kevin Ramdeen took 2-26. (Sean Devers)