NBS 2nd div. 40 over cricket…Beharry’s 90 & 5-32 propels Young Warriors quarters, No.48 Challengers also through
A brilliant performance by former Berbice all-rounder Anil Beharry guided Young Warriors past Kennard’s
Memorial by 93 runs and in the process sealed their place as one of the first teams to advance to the quarter finals of the 2011 New Building Society Second Division 40 over cricket competition in Berbice.
In the playoff game at the Kennard’s Memorial Ground at Bush Lot Farm, Kennard’s Memorial won the toss and asked Warriors to take the first strike. Warriors posted an opening stand of 30 run in just 4 overs with Guyana Under-15 batsman Shimron Hetmyer (3) and Mortimer Fraser (21).
Thereafter however, Kennard’s Memorial pacer Hemraj Mankarran removed both batsmen as well as Quincy Grimmond and Adrian Persaud (1 each) as Warriors slipped to 73 for 6 by the 14th over.
But that made way for Beharry who proceeded to belt the bowling inside and outside the ground, putting on 114 for the 7th wicket in just 16 overs with Berbice Under-17 batsman Suresh Dhanai (5).
Beharry, who is also the Treasurer of the Berbice Cricket Board, was the 9th man out for 90 which included 5 fours and 8 huge sixes; his innings helped Warriors reach 213 all out in 33.4 overs. Bowling for Kennard’s Memorial, Ramnarine picked up 3 for 32, his brother Karamchand, a left arm leg spinner 3 for 35 and Mankarran 2 for 15.
When Kennard’s began their reply, Karamchand Ramnarine (12) and Kamedevin Permauloo (29) gave them a solid start of 45 in 8 overs but with the introduction of the left arm spin of Beharry, wickets started to tumble and they were eventually bowled out for 120 in 28.1 overs; Beharry taking 5 for 32 from 7 overs.
No.48 Challengers also advanced to the quarter finals after Whim National failed to show up at the No.48 Ground for their playoff game. Challengers were therefore granted the walkover.