Archrivals RHT Gizmos & Gadgets & Albion to clash tomorrow
Spectators are expected by the hundreds at the Albion Cricket Ground tomorrow when Albion Cricket Club clash with arch rivals Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets (RHTG&G) in the final of the Tenelec/Berbice Cricket Bard 2011 50 overs first division competition.
A keen contest is anticipated with many of the best players in the Ancient County expected to be on show.
Albion defeated Memorex Bermine in their semifinal last Saturday while the unbeaten RHTG&G cruised past Universal DVD Young Warriors on their way to the championship game also on Saturday last.
Even though Albion failed to submit their team despite many requests by The Berbice Cricket Board, they are expected to be led by West Indies ‘A’ Captain Veerasammy Permaul with their batting centering around discarded West Indies opener Sewnarine Chattergoon who scored a century in the semi final, the hard hitting Jonathan Foo, West Indies middle order batsman Narsingh Deonarine, Veerapen Permaul and Kandasammy Surujnarine.
Veerasammy Permaul and Devindra Bishoo can also contribute with the bat.
Their bowling will be led by West Indies leg spinner Bishoo, WI ‘A’ team skipper Permaul, National Under-19 left arm spinner Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, Deonarine and Veerapen Permaul.
In form West Indies middle order batsman Assad Fudadin will lead the Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets and will seek to help his team continue their dominance in Berbice cricket.
He will be supported by a strong batting lineup that includes National wicket-keeper/batsman Delbert Hicks, Rajiv Ivan, Khemraj Mahadeo, Renrick Batson, Jason Sinclair, Clinton Pestano, Eon Hooper and Shawn Perreira.
Pacer, Pestano already with two five wicket hauls in his last two Tenelec matches, will lead the bowling attack with support from medium pacer Renrick Batson and Fudadin.
Off spinners Ivan, Hooper, Shailendra Shameer, Loyydel Lewis, and leg spinner Perreira have all been bowling well and are expected to do the bulk of the work on a spin friendly track.
The winning team will receive $100,000 and the championship trophy, runner-up $50,000 and man-of-the-final $10,000 and a trophy.