Albion defeat Esmeralda Coaching School in Berbice
The touring Esmeralda Coaching School cricket team of Cupina Central Trinidad and Tobago ended their good will tour of Guyana on a losing note when they were beaten by Albion U-15s by 94 runs.
Albion made most of the home conditions as they won the toss and elected to take first strike and hammered 178-4 in 40 overs.
They were lead by a well composed 97(1×4) by Adrian Sukhwah from 123 deliveries. Although only containing one boundary the batsman showed his class at milking the bowling and scoring his runs in a relatively quick time. He was well supported by Matthew Hardyal with 33 as they featured in a 112 partnership for the second wicket. Extras also contributed a healthy 33 with 27 wides.
Bowling for the visiting Esmeralda Coaching School- Shadel Soogrim picked up two wickets.
In their turn at the wicket the visitors were never allowed to get going as the mostly spin attacked employed by Albion took control early. The tourists eventually folded at 84 in 39.4 overs with Nicholai Kissoon making 25 and Nathaniel Ramcharitar 17.
Bowling for Albion Asif Ally ended with three wickets with Joshua Harrichand had two.
Albion received a trophy from the visitors for their win while the outstanding players were also awarded for their performances, all compliments of the Esmeralda Coaching School.
The school which is a part of the Esmeralda Sports Club was established a year ago and is undertaking their first tour.
One of its aims is to produce cricketers for the senior team while another is to give the youngsters an opportunity to enhance their all round ability whilst also keeping them off the streets.
Over 55 youths ranging from six to 18 years are a part of the school’s programme. There are U13, U15 and U18 sections.
Both the school U-13 and U-15 teams are on tour with a contingent of 43 inclusive of players, staff and parents.
The visitors are expected to wing out today for their home land.