Dec 11, 2013 Sports
Young Warriors and No.71 will clash in the final of the 2013 New Building Society Second Division 40-over cricket competition in Berbice after they both won their respective semi final encounters.
At Cumberland, Young Warriors defeated Cotton Tree Die Hard by 5 wickets. Cotton Tree Die Hard, winning the toss and batting first, could only muster 139 in 36.5 overs with the only resistance coming from Asim Ibrahim with 26 and Patel Jairam with 22.
Bowling for Young Warriors, former Berbice Under-19 all-rounder, Kevin Ramdeen with his off spin took 3 for 33 and one-time Guyana off spinning all-rounder Hubern Evans 2 for 18.
When Young Warriors began their response, Cotton Tree opening pacer Afzal Haroon picked up two wickets in the third over to have them 18 for 2. However, Ramdeen, who opened the batting, put on 41 for the third wicket with Sanjay Khan (25) and then 52 for the fourth wicket with Evans (22), setting up Warriors’ charge to victory.
They reached 140 for 5 in 24.3 overs with Ramdeen on 69 not out. Bowling for Cotton Tree Die Hard, Tage Singh took 2 for 16 and Haroon 2 for 44.
Over at No.71 on the Corentyne, No.71 got past No.70 MYO by six wickets. The match which was reduced to 35-overs-a-side due to a late start because of rain saw No.70 MYO taking first strike and posted 164 for 9 in 35 overs.
Mahmood Khan 48 and Niazi Khan 35 led the scoring while bowling for No.71, pacer Sohan Sugrim took 3 for 4 from 6 overs and off-spinner Chatterpaul Lionel 2 for 27.
No.71 did not have many problems reaching 168 for 4 in 25.3 overs, Soomdat Singh guiding the way with 33, Manouram Vincent 32 not out, Chatterpaul Lionel 27 and Afraz Mohamed 20.
Young Warriors and No.71 are scheduled to meet in the final on Sunday at the No.69 ground.
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