NO 70 Young Star defeat Skeldon Community Centre by 5 wickets to claim title
The No. 70 Young Star are the inaugural winner of the Riverton Suites Upper Corentyne Under-19 50 overs cricket competition, defeating Skeldon Community Centre by 5 wickets on Sunday last at the Skeldon ground.
Batting first, Skeldon were bowled out for 109 runs in 35.2 overs with Viendra Gooniah 54 and Nicholas Seenarine 11 the only batsmen reaching double figures. Bowling for No. 70 Young Star Thameshwar Kumar took 3 for 19 off 8 overs, Navindra Edwin 2 for 20 off 7 overs and Daveanand Chatterpaul 2 for 23 off 6 overs.
In reply No. 70 Young Star reached 110 for 5 in 26.2 overs with Thameshwar Kumar 34 and Permashwar Chatterpaul 27 the main scorers. Bowling for Skeldon CC Deon Esau took 3 for 32 off 6 overs and Viendra Gooniah 1 for 22 off 9 overs.
At the presentation, Dr. Pooran Seepersaud, proprietor of Hotel Riverton Suites, thanked the two teams for a good game of cricket and congratulated No. 70 Young Star for winning. He also thanked the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association for organizing a wonderful tournament and pledged to continue sponsoring this tournament for the next three years and even beyond.
The winning team received a trophy and $25,000 whilst the runner up received a trophy and $15,000. The batsman with the most runs in the competition was Permashwar Chatterpaul with 228 runs and the bowler with the most wickets in the tournament was Wadikar Ramrattan with 18 wickets, both received a trophy and $5,000 each. The M.V.P of the tournament was Thameshwar Kumar for scoring 160 runs and taking 17 wickets he also won the man of the match in the final award. He received two trophy and $10,000.
Dr. Seeperasud also present tokens to all boards members, umpires and some of his friends who were present at the game.
Mr. Vicky Bharosay, treasurer of the UCCA, on behalf of the board, thanked Dr. Pooran Seepersaud and his family, firstly for coming on board with this much needed sponsorship and secondly for putting so much effort in making the final a grand event at their expense.
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