Ramdeen (104), Hetmyer (101) propel Universal DVD Young Warriors to final
BCB/Ramcharitar Construction Service 2012 first division 50-over knockout cricket
– Foo’s brilliant 108 fail to save Albion
Centuries from opening batsman Richard Ramdeen who represented Guyana at the T20, 50-Over and 4-day levels in 2010 and 2011 and 2012 National under-19 opener Shimron Hetmyer gave Universal DVD Young Warriors a total beyond the reach of giants Albion Community Centre and propel them to the final of the 2012 Ramcharitar Construction Service First Division 50-Over Knockout Cricket Competition in Berbice.
In the high profile semifinal played at the Cumberland Ground, East Canje, Universal DVD Young Warriors won by 37 runs. Winning the toss and batting first Ramdeen slammed 104 (3 fours and 8 sixes) and his opening partner, 15 year old Hetmyer 101 (9 fours and 2 sixes) shared an opening stand of 223 in 37.4 overs, a partnership that saw the ever reliable Albion spinners disdainfully hit all around the ground.
After they were both dismissed in quick succession, Warriors slipped to 244 for 4, but then National middle order batsman Gajanand Singh, who scored a century in the first round, together with Waheid Edwards piled on the pressure on Albion by putting on 72 for the fifth wicket resulting Young Warriors amassing 335 for 8 off their allotted 50 overs. Gajanand Singh made a quick fire 59 (5 fours and 4 sixes) and Edwards 21. Bowling for Albion Community Center, West Indies leg spinner Devendra Bishoo took 4 wickets but for a high toll of 67 runs from 10 overs, Guyana under 17 allrounder Sharaz Ramcharran 2 for 42 from 5 overs and National under 19 left arm spinner Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai who came in for severe punishment, 2 for 80 from 10 overs.
Albion in reply, reached 61 for 2 after 10.5 overs with former National under-19 opener Kandasammy Surujnarine making 29 and Veerapen Permaul 17. Former West Indies opener Sewnarine Chattergoon, who courageously batted with an injured finger joined forces with National T20 batsman Jonathan Foo and together they put together 151 runs in 19.5 overs, rekindling the hopes of Albion.
However, Chattergoon fell for a fighting 52 (3 fours and 1 six). Foo went shortly after at 232 for 4 a mature and brilliant 108 (7 fours and 8 sixes), his second century in three innings in the competition.
Albion fought to the end with young wicketkeeper/batsman Andy Mohan hitting 33 but got no support from the other batsmen. Eventually, the score made by Young Warriors proved to be beyond reach with Albion being bowled out for 298 all out in 46.2 overs.
Bowling for Warriors, former Berbice off spinner, Balram Samaroo took 4 crucial wickets for 37 runs off 10 overs.
Young off spinner Kevin Ramdeen and veteran Anil Beharry bowled well in support to take a wicket each. Four run outs further ruined the cause of Albion CC.
Universal DVD Young Warriors has earned the rights to reach defending champions Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets in the final on Saturday at a venue to be named by the Berbice Cricket Board.