The preliminary stage of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/Carib Beer first division T20 competition concluded Saturday
last with the final two matches in Corentyne Zone.
Albion Community Centre made light work of Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets to emerge as the top team of the zone with the loser finishing second, both teams had already qualified for the playoffs, but by virtue of their victory, Albion earned the right to host their playoff while Rose Hall Town will have to play their’s away.
After the Albion spin attack had restricted Rose Hall Town to 109-8 in 20 overs, the inform Guyana wicket-keeper-batsman Anthony Bramble missed out on his fourth consecutive half century. He struck 48 to steady the chase after his team was reduced to 13-2 in reply.
He added 71 for the third wicket with Jonathan Foo (30) as Albion won the match by six wickets. Bramble, having had scores of 54 against Port Mourant, 82* against Skeldon Community Centre and 77* against Guytrac Upper Corentyne, now has a tally of 261 runs from four innings at an average of 130.5.
Led by an even half century from Joshua Ramsammy and 39 from former all-rounder Loyydel Lewis, Port Mourant managed a decent 145 in 16.5 overs against Skeldon Community Centre who fell short by 12 runs in reply. Sherwin Murray cracked four fours and four sixes in his 59, Parmanand Narine made 20.
Meanwhile, the three playoffs are scheduled to be played on Saturday from 13:30hrs. Zone A winner West Berbice will meet Zone B runner-up Universal Solutions Bermine at Bush Lot, West Berbice while Zone B winner Young Warriors will host Zone C runner-up Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets at Cumberland, Canje and Zone C champs Albion entertain Zone A runner-up D’Edward.
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