By Sean Devers
Berbician Shamaine Campbell continued her impressive batting with a second consecutive half-century as the third and final national under-19 50 overs cricket trial ended at the DCC ground yesterday.
The elegant 16-year-old followed up her 54 at Everest the previous day with another solid exhibition of batting. She stroked an attractive 60 in sultry conditions to lead her team to a 23-run victory against Marina Bridgemohan’s X1 as the lasses had their final opportunity to impress the national junior selectors shortly before they selected a 20-member squad.
Guyana will participate in this year’s West Indies under-19 tournament in St Lucia next month and the 17-year-old Bridgemohan, who missed the first two trials due to her academic commitments at the University of Guyana, captained one of the sides yesterday after declaring herself available.
Bridgemohan who hails from Essequibo and has already represented Guyana in senior Women’s cricket, made an inauspicious return to competitive cricket yesterday, but her performance was due more to her being ‘ring rusty’ rather than a lack of talent.
Campbell pounded 15 runs off Bridgemohan’s first over in her attractive innings which was decorated with five fours and lasted 96 balls as her side reached 159-6 off their allotted overs, while Bridgemohan was trapped leg before for two to Jocell Joseph, who picked up 2-8 as Bridgemohan’s 1X were bowled out for 134 in 49.3 overs.
Campbell’s X1 batted first on a flat track and the free-flowing Campbell, who is capable of making several male under-17 teams in Guyana as a wicket keeper/ batter, again looked accomplished before she was called in by the selectors to gave others a chance to show their worth. All-rounder Olivia O’Selmo also batted well in her 20 before she was also called in.
Jessica Gonsavles with 11 was the other batter to reach double figures as Nalini Sumindra took 3-10.
When Bridgemohan’s X1 batted Kanata Mentore struck three fours in a top score of 27, while Haseena Mohamed hit two fours in 24 and Nayesha Khan made 17.
Steffi Rodney (2-17), Hema Singh (2-21), Reka Roopnauth (2-17) and Joseph were the leading wickets takers.
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