Universal Solutions Bermine fought off a stiff challenge from a determined Young Warriors Cricket Club to earn their place in the final of this year’s Carib Beer First Division T20 Cricket Competition for teams in Berbice.
In the lone semi final played at Port Cricket on Sunday last, Bermine kept their nose above water to edge out Young Warriors by 3 runs. Bermine sent in to take first strike saw Berbice under-19 batsman Hakeem Hinds and former Guyana under-19 batsman Joemal LaFleur putting on 27 in the first 3 overs. Left arm spinner and former national under-19 allrounder Linden Austin tightened the screws with Khan removing LaFleur and Hinds run out, both for 15 to leave them at 41 for 2 after 7 overs. Berbice cricketers Devon Clements and Romario Shepherd put on 41 for the third wicket in 6.2 overs with Clements going for 29 and Shepherd 28.
Bermine found themselves in a spot of bother at 105 for 4 in the 16th over. It took Keon DeJesus to up the run rate by scoring a rapid 32 off 16 balls. Former Demerara all rounder Damien Vantull helped with 19 off 11 balls to propel Bermine to 146 for 6 in 19 overs. Bermine hoped for a huge last over but it was not to be as former Guyana T20 star Imran Khan bowling medium pace took 3 wickets in conceding only 5 runs. Bermine finished on 151 for 8 off 20 overs with Imran Khan finishing with 3 for 5 from 1 over and Kassim Khan 2 for 22 from 4 overs.
Young Warriors in reply were off to a slow start after Waheid Edwards was caught off pacer Shepherd. Berbice batsman Seon Hetmyer joined his brother Shimron, who represented Guyana earlier this year, and they practically took away the initiative from the Bermine team. They looked very comfortable against the spin bowling putting 65 in 9.2 overs.
However, Bermine reintroduced Shepherd and immediately he got Shimron caught on the long off boundary for 33. His brother followed soon after for 36 off Stephen Latcha to reduce Young Warriors to 93 for 3. It soon became 93 for 4 when Latcha had Imran Khan caught for 8 in the 14th over.
Needing to score at a rate close to 10 runs per over, Young Warriors didn’t give up with former Guyana under-15 player Kevin Ramdeen hitting 16 before he was run out and Captain Ishwar Singh 21 before he was bowled by Canada and former Guyana pacer Jeremy Gordon. It came down to the last over to get 15 runs to win which was bowled by Shepherd. They could only manage 11 and closed at 148 for 6 off their 20 overs. Bowling for Bermine, Shepherd took 2 for 18 and Latcha 2 for 29.
Universal Solutions Bermine will now clash with giant Albion Community Center who drew a bye after defeating D’Edward in their play off. Barring any unforeseen reason, the final will be played under lights on Sunday November 9th 2014 at the historic Albion Sports Complex. Preceding the final will be the third playoff between Young Warriors and West Berbice from 1:30pm.
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