Senior Female Inter County Cricket…Berbice/E’bo Combined match washed out; Guyana squad to be picked today
Rain had the final say in the Female senior Inter-County 50 overs cricket match between Berbice and Essequibo Combined which was washed out yesterday without a ball being bowled yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
On Wednesday, the match between Essequibo Combined and hosts Demerara was reduced to a 20-over per side affair.
The tournament is scheduled to be concluded today with Berbice facing Demerara at Everest. The Guyana Cricket Board yesterday announced that even if the final round is washed out, a Guyana 14 member squad and six stand-by players will be picked this evening.
“Because of the deadline from the West Indies Board for the naming of the regional teams it would be difficult to replay any of the washed out matches. However we (GCB) have decided to extend the encampment time and go ahead and name the squad as planned” GCB Secretary Anand Sanasie explained.
He further explained that because of the low standard of female cricket in Essequibo, the County team has requested the use of Demerara players in their squad which is now known as Essequibo Combined.
Today’s clash should see West Indies players, Demerara Skipper June Ogle and Berbicians Shemaine Campbelle and Tremayne Smartt competing. West Indies pacer Sabrina Monroe is nursing shin splints and missed the Inter-County competition.
However, up to yesterday afternoon the Camp Road venue was in a soggy state and the possibility of any play on the final day of action in the three-team competition looks remote.
This year’s regional tournament is scheduled to commence on August 5 and will be played in Grenada. (Sean Devers)