Former Berbice all-rounder Eon Abel followed up his brilliant match winning 83 for D’Edward on Saturday last
with another crucial innings on Sunday, a century that guided his team into the final of the Hand-in-Hand second division 40 overs cricket competition in West Berbice.
In the semi-final which was played at Cotton Tree, D’Edward beat defending champion Cotton Tree Die Hard by 6 wickets.
Cotton Tree Die Hard batting first found themselves 10-2 but recovered through consistent middle order contributions from Abdool Subhan (43), Patel Jairam 40, Pooran Persaud 34 and still there at the end, Romain Boodram (53) which saw them bowled out for 212 in 33.5 overs. Bowling for D’Edward, medium pacer Navindra Rampersaud took 3-31 from 7 overs, off-spinners Eon Abel 3-50 from 5.5 overs and Hoolsarran Lalsa 2-40 from 5 overs.
D’Edward, in their response had Devendra Singh and Abel opening the batting and the two put on 27 for the opening stand before Singh fell for 11. They soon lost Devendra Lalsa (11) at 44-2 before Abel took matters into his own hands blasting 58 in 6 overs with Mahadeo Persaud (9) for the 3rd wicket and then 107 for the fourth with Jaipaul Heeralall in 10 overs.
Abel fell for 114 (4×4 8×6) at 209-4, his knock is the highest individual score in the competition so far. In the end D’Edward were 214-4 in 28.4 overs with Heeralall still there at the end on 31 and Navindra Rampersaud 0.
Meanwhile, Hopetown United also advanced to the final with victory over home team Blairmont Community Centre by 30 runs on Sunday last. Hopetown United sent in to take first strike made 123 in 33 overs; former Berbice player Kwesie Mentore 38 and Kenje Sedoc 23 were the leading run getters.
Bowling for Blairmont, off-spinner Ritesh Bridgelall took 2-15 from 7 overs and Berbice Under-15 left arm spinner Javed
Karim 2-24 from 3 overs. Blairmont Community Centre were bowled out for 93 in 31.1 overs; Ryan Sutherland was the top scorer with 34.
Bowling for Hopetown United pacer Derick Cadogan took 3-18 and off-spinner Kenje Sedoc 3-21 from 7 overs apeice.
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