Batson’s 3-22 and unbeaten 62 see Rose Hall to another victory
Memorex Bermine registered an easy victory over Skeldon Community Centre in their final preliminary match to assure themselves a place in the semi-finals of the 2011 Tenelec Inc First Division 50-Over Cricket Competition in Berbice along with front-runners Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets and Albion Community Centre.
Memorex Bermine ended with twelve points to tie with Albion Community Centre who have the advantage having won the head-to-head encounter between the teams.
Meanwhile, Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets led by a fine all-round performance from former Berbice batsman Renwick Batson, who took 3 for 22 and then scored 62 N.O. (8 fours and 3 sixes), registered their eight consecutive victory to run far ahead of the pack with sixteen points and with one match still left to be played.
In scores from the two matches played over the weekend:
At Edinburgh, Memorex Bermine beat Skeldon Community Centre by 7 wickets. The match was reduced to 45 Overs-a-side because of the late arrival of Skeldon Community Centre which team lost the toss and sent in to take first strike.
They were bowled out for 137 in 34.4 Overs with former Berbice Under-19 cricketer Junior Blair top-scoring with 31 and Gary Phillips 30. Bowling for Memorex Bermine, Guyana Under-19 all-rounder Joemal La Fleur, bowling offspin, took 3 for 20 from 9 Overs, former Berbice Under-19 cricketer Julian Moore 21 for 4 from 2 Overs with his medium pacers and Guyana One-day offspinner Steven Latcha 2 for 22. Memorex Bermine replied with 138 for 3 in34 Overs with Keion De Jesus 46, La Fleur 36 and Tregon Henry 25. Offspinner Sherwin Murray took 2 for 56 from 9 Overs.
At the Rose Hall Town Ground, Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets beat Edinburgh by 7 wickets. Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Edinburgh was bowled out for 125 in 36 Overs with former Berbice Under-15 player Denny David making 24. For Rose Hall, Batson who bowled pace took 3 for 22 from 6 Overs and Guyana Under-19 offspinner Loyydel Lewis 3 for 19 from 5.2 Overs.
Rose Hall Town replied with 126 for 3 in 14.1 Overs with Batson 62 N.O, former Guyana One-day wicket keeper batsman Delbert Hicks 26 N.O and Guyana 20/20 selectee Rajiv Ivan 22. Bowling for Edinburgh, pacer Derick Cadogan took 2 for 25 from 3 Overs.
Meanwhile, the last preliminary match in the competition between Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets and Port Mourant Karibee Rice is scheduled for Saturday at the Port Mourant Ground.
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