Joseph (5-15), Fraser (4-14) destroy Blairmont for 39
RHTG & G beat Skeldon by 10 wickets
The 2011 Tenelec Inc First Division 50-Over Round Robin Cricket Competition in Berbice began on Sunday with four first round matches and bowlers dominated the opening round as Chandrasekhar Arjune of Port Mourant Karibee Rice managed the only half century.
Guyana pacer Keon Joseph, playing for West Berbice took 5-15 from 7 overs, while his new ball partner, medium pacer Keith Fraser took 4-14 from seven overs as Blairmount crashed to 39 all out in 15.4 overs after being 10-6 at one stage.
Joseph had picked up the first two wickets and Fraser the next four before the lively Joseph added three more scalps to his bag to leave the score on 28- 9. The last wicket went via the run out route before West Berbice hit off the required run for the loss of just one wicket.
Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets, Eon Hooper, took 4 for 9 from 5.3 overs which together with two wickets each from medium pacer Renwick Batson, Assad Fudadin and Guyana Under-19 off-spinner Loyydel Lewis, saw Skeldon Community Centre being bowled out for 82 in 24 Overs. Batson with 37 not out and Guyana Under-19 batsman Dominic Rikhi with an unbeaten 27 steered Rose Hall to a 10- wicket win.
Young Warriors bowled out Police for 78 as former Berbice Under-19 left arm pacer Devendra Ramoutar (3 for 25) and medium pacer Amir Rahaman (3 for 27) did the damage.
When Young Warriors replied, Police pacer Michael Newland took three quick wickets to have them on 5- 3. It was soon 4-26 before Guyana Under-19 batsman Linden Austin and former Guyana Under-15 all-rounder Kevin Ramdeen added 33 between them to take the score to 59-5. Austin (29*) and Samaroo (19*) saw Young Warriors to 83-5 in 13.2 Overs.
Chandrasekhar Arjune slammed 56 (5 fours and 1 six) and Moshin Perkhan scored 42 to help Port Mourant Karibee Rice reach 168-8 against defending champions Albion who won by three wickets.
A fifth scheduled first round match between Edinburgh and Bermine was postponed because of the unavailability of the Edinburgh venue.
In scores from the matches played:
At Blairmont, West Berbice beat Blairmont Community Centre by 9 wickets. Blairmont Community Centre winning
the toss and batting first 39 in 15.4 Overs with Keon Joseph 5 for 15 from 7 Overs, Keith Fraser 4 for 14 from 7 Overs. West Berbice 40 for 1 in 7 Overs with Raffel Estriado 20 n.o.
At Rose Hall Town, Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets beat Skeldon Community Centre by 10 wickets. Skeldon Community Centre sent in to bat first 82 all out in 24 Overs with Gary Phillips 29, Eon Hooper 4 for 9 from 5.3 Overs, Renwick Batson 2 for 16 from 7 Overs, Loyydel Lewis 2 for 16 from 4 Overs and Assad Fudadin 2 for 23 from 7 Overs. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets 83 in 21 Overs with Renwick Batson 37 n.o and Dominic Rikhi 27 n.o.
At Cumberland, Young Warriors beat Police by 5 wickets. Police losing the toss was sent in take first strike in the match which was reduced to 35 Overs-a-side, 78 all out in 22.1 Overs with Devendra Ramoutar 3 for 25 from 6.1 Overs, Amir Rahaman 3 for 27 from 7 Overs and Balram Samaroo 2 for 5 from 3 Overs. Young Warriors 85 for 5 in 13.2 Overs with Linden Austin 29 n.o, Balram Samaroo 19 n.o, Kevin Ramdeen 19, Michael Newland 3 for 24 from 5 Overs.
At Port Mourant, Albion Community Centre beat Port Mourant Karibee Rice by 3 wickets. Port Mourant Karibee Rice winning the toss and batting first, 168 for 8 in 50 Overs with Chandrasekhar Arjune 56, Moshin Perkhan 42, Essequibo allrounder Robert Moore 24, former Guyana Under-19 allrounder, offspinner Ramnarine Chattergoon 3 for 31 from 10 Overs, Guyana left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul 3 for 32 from 10 Overs and west Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo 2 for 31 from 10 Overs. Albion Community Centre 170 for 7 in 44 Overs with Jonathan Foo 37, Devendra Bishoo 34 n.o, former west Indies batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon 27, left arm spinner Robert Moore 2 for 22 from 10 Overs, pacer George Hughes 2 for 32 from 4 Overs.
The competition continues on Sunday with second round matches.
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