2013 Universal DVD First Division T20 Cricket Competition in Berbice…Albion, Rose Hall Town advance to Semi-finals
– Half Centuries for Chattergoon, Surujnarine and Sukra
Pre-tournament favourites, Albion Community Centre and Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets scored convincing victories in their latest Group ‘A’ preliminary round matches on Saturday to end up as winner and runner-up respectively, thus booking their places in the semi-finals of the 2013 Universal DVD First Division T20 Cricket Competition for teams in Berbice. Albion played unbeaten to end with the maximum 20 points, while Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets only loss was to Albion and ended on 16.
In the game at the Albion Community Centre, the home team trashed new comers D’Edward Cricket Club by 10 wickets. D’Edward, won the toss and elected to take first strike on a good batting pitch and reached 117 for 6 from their 20 overs with Lakeram Sukra top scoring with 52 (4×6,2×4), while Heeralall Bridgelall supported with 22. Bowling for Albion, West Indies leg-spinner, Devendra Bishoo, continued his fine form with the ball, taking 3 for 17 from 4 overs with fellow leg spinner, Avinash Wajib, claiming 3 for 20.
Albion Community Centre in reply, galloped to 120 without loss in just 15.2 overs. The rampage was led by West Indies opening batsman, Sewnarine Chattergoon, with a well played 63 not out (7×4) and former Guyana under-19 opening batsman, Kandasammy Surujnarine, with an equally impressive 56 not out (5×4).
In the other game at the Blairmont Community Centre Ground – Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets whipped Blairmont Community Centre by 43 runs. Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets were inserted after losing the toss. They found the going tough and eventually reached 114- 8 in their 20 overs. Berbice wicketkeeper batsman Jason Sinclair continued his fine form with the bat with 39, while Guyana wicket-keeper-batsman, Delbert Hicks made 18.
Bowling for Blairmont Robin Bacchus, the Demerara and Guyana medium pacer, picked up 3 for 29 while leg spinner, Kevon Jawahir had 2 for 24.
Blairmont in reply were never allowed to flourish and were strangled by the tight Rose Hall Town pace and spin bowling unit. They were soon 55 for 5, a position from which they never recovered, being bundled out for 71 off 17.3 overs with Karamdat Bissoondial top-scoring with 15.
Bowling for the visitors’ left-arm spinner, Ravi Narine, led the way with 4 for 18 from 4 overs, Guyana One-Day off-spinner, Rajiv Ivan 2 for 9 and medium pacer, Renwick Batson, 2 for 18 did the damage.
The competition is continuing.