NAMILCO/Bakewell T20…Albion to face RHT Gizmos & Gadgets in finals
Albion Community Centre (ACC) earned the right to play Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets (RHTG&G) in the final of this year’s NAMILCO / Bakewell T20 competition set for this Sunday following respective semi final wins on Sunday last.
Enjoying home advantage, ACC eased past a disappointing Universal Solutions Bermine by 10 wickets while RHTG&G defeated a West Berbice by five wickets.
Universal Solutions Bermine won the toss and elected to take first strike against ACC but they suffered an early loss when Romario Shepherd was caught off the bowling of off spinner Balchan Baldeo without scoring in the second over without a run on the board.
Skipper Anthony D’Andrade and Devon Clements added 27 for the second wicket before left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai dismissed D’Andrade for 15 at 27 for 2 in the 7th over. Eugene La Fleur was then bowled by Bishoo for nought without any addition to the score.
Universal Solutions Bermine soon found themselves in more trouble at 29 for 4 when Motie-Kanhai trapped Clements LBW for ten. Motie-Kanai and Davendra Bishoo then spun webs around the remaining Bermine batsmen and were bundled out for a meager 38 in 14.2 overs.
Bishoo ended with figures of 5 for 8 from 3.2 overs while Motie-Kanhai took 4 for 4 from four overs. Baldeo, an Under-17 player took the other wicket for nine runs from three overs.
Albion Community Centre in reply raced to 42 without loss in 7.2 overs; Baldeo returned with the bat to hit 22 (1×4 1×6) and national Under-15 player Adrian Sukhwa supported with 15
In the other game, West Berbice won the toss and elected to take first strike against RHTG&G. Arthley Bailey was bowled first ball by Assad Fudadin but Raffiel Estriado and Andrew Dutchin added 35 for the second wicket before Dutchin was brilliantly run out by Eon Hooper for 14 in the 7th over.
Royston Crandon then dismissed Leroy Bristol for 01 at 37 for 3 in the 9th over. Estriado fell at 53 for 4 for a well played 23, Shawn Pereira accepting an easy return catch. With the RHTG&G spin attack of Ravi Narine, Eon Hooper, Royston Crandon, Shawn Pereira and Shailendra Shameer bowling well, West Berbice were restricted to 105 for 7 off their allotted overs.
Steffon Adams contributed 21, national pace bowler Keon Joseph 13 and Keith Fraser 10. Crandon returned figures of 3 for 13 from four overs while Fudadin backed up well with 2 for 19.
RHTG&G in response lost Dominique Rikhi for 02, LBW to an impressive Raun Johnson at 14 for 1 in the 3rd over. Test player Assad Fudadin batted well to top score with 37 (5×4) and together with Clinton Pestano 28 not out guided RHTG&G to victory at 106 for 4 in 18.3 overs. Bowling for West Berbice, Keith Fraser took 2 for 15 runs from four overs while Johnson, Krisendat Ramoo and Ramoo took a wicket apiece.
West Berbice and Universal Solutions Bermine will play the third place game from 09:00hrs on Sunday and this would be followed by the final at 13:30hrs. The winning team would receive $200,000, runner-up $100,000, third place $50 000 and fourth place $25,000.