Young Star book quarter-final slot; Shieldstown also advance
NBS 2nd div. 40 over cricket
No.70 Young Star and Shieldstown both won their last-16 playoff matches to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2011 New Building Society Second Division 40 over competition.
In their playoffs against Kim-Il-Sung of Corriverton played at the No.70 Ground, No. 70 Young Star won the toss and batted first. Thameshwar Ramoutar slammed 70 (5×4 3×6), Chatterpaul Lionel 69 (8×4 3×6) and Rayon Yacoob (50) guiding their team to 258 for 6 in their 40 overs. Bowling for Kim-Il-Sung off spinner Amzan Appalsammy took 3 for 20.
When Kim-Il-Sung replied, Jeremy Moore made 44 and Eric Phillips 26 as they were all out for 159 in 33.1 overs, giving No. 70 Young Star victory by 99 runs. Off spinner, Naeem Yacoob took 4 for 16 and pacer and Chris Bollers, 3 for 37.
In the other match played at the Shieldstown Ground, West Berbice, Shieldstown defeated West Canje of Lochaber by 6 wickets.
West Canje, who won the toss and elected to bat first in the match that was reduced to 25 overs due to a rain affected playing area, were bundled out for 78 in 23.1 overs; Wahab Edoo top scored with 21.
Bowling for Shieldstown off spinner Aftar Gani took 4 for 4 from 4.1 overs, pacer Riaz Imam 2 for 7 from 5 overs and medium pacer Andrew Joynauth 2 for 13 from 5 overs.
Shieldstown knocked off the required runs as they reached 79 for 4 in 18.5 overs; Dr. Zulfiqar Bux made 15, Rayan Yacoob and Altaf Khan 13 each. Bowling for West Canje, off spinner Adrian Busjith took 2 for 13.