Sep 30, 2012 Sports Comments Off on BCB/Hand-in-Hand West Berbice 40-Overs Finals…Hopetown and Cotton Tree Die Hard to clash in Finals today
Cricket fans in the Ancient County will troop to the Bush Lot Cricket Ground today in high anticipation when the finals of the Berbice Cricket Board /Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company 40-Overs Second Division Tournament culminates in an exciting encounter between Hopetown and Cotton Tree Die Hard in a highly anticipated thriller.
This tournament is the first of three organized by the BCB for clubs in the west side of the county, in an effort to nurture fresh talent in the area.
Both teams in the finals are very strong but as always, it’s the team that holds its nerves that is expected to cart off the spoils.
This is the first of three such tournaments to be hosted by the BCB for clubs in West Berbice, in an effort to discover new talents in the area and has proven to date to be very popular with the fans in the area. Both teams in the finals are very strong on paper but as always, it’s the team that holds its nerves in the historic affair that is more likely to cart off the spoils.
Stephan Adams captains the Hopetown squad and is proficient with both bat and ball. Other batting stalwarts include Delon Wade, Kareem Mentore, Claude Saul and Tyrone Liverpool. They could also depend on a strong fast bowling unit spearheaded by Emerson Benjamin, Carwin Wayne, Ruel Edwards and Claude Saul. Off spinners Adams and Kenje Sedoc would also offer variations for Hopetown.
The prolific Jagdeo Persaud leads the opposing side whose batting line up includes Pooran Persaud, Roshan Gafoor, Fizal Khan and Nashad Gafoor. The bowling department would be spearheaded by pacers Aszal Haroon and Shaqad Gafoor with support from the trio of off spinners, Roshan Gafoor, Pooran Persaud and Wagar Hassan.
The winning team receives $50, 000 and a trophy while the runners up win $30 000. The Man of the match in the finals would take home $10,000 and a trophy. Representatives of the Berbice Cricket Board will join the sponsor to meet the team at the start of the proceedings and return later on to present the prizes. The first ball will be bowled at 11:00hrs sharp.
Teams: Cotton Tree Die Hard – Roshan Gafoor, Pooran Persdaud, Nashad Gafoor, Jagdeo Persaud, Aszal Haroon, Fizal Khan, Ashim Abrahim, Wagar Hassan, Tag Singh, Ishwar Singh, Shaqad Gafoor, Ishard Gafoor and S. Shamadeen.
Hopetown – Emerson Benjamin, Carwin Wayne, Stephan Adams, Delon Wade, Ruel Edwards, Kareem Mentore, Darwin Nelson, Claude Saul, Ludwig Joseph, Tyrone Liverpool, Kevin Blair, Kenje Sedoc and Antona Alfred.
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