Muritaro Young Warriors emerged the champions of the Andrew Forsythe T20 Cup
hosted by the Upper Demerara Cricket Association last Sunday at the Maria Elizabeth Ground.
Taking first strike after winning the toss Muritaro Young Warriors were all out for 134 all out in 17.4 overs. Captain Nick Estwick, who also got man of the match, scored 63. Extras contributed 28 and John Lorrimer 16. Julian Fortune bagged 4 wickets for 11 runs from 3.4 overs and Darren Black 2 for 18 from 4 overs.
In reply, West Watooka could only muster 100 all out from 18 overs. Travis Poluis 32, extras again made significance with 23 and Mark Rhode scored 18. Compton Campo took 3 for 25 in 4 overs, John Lorrimer 2 for 17 in 3 overs and Nick Estwick 2 for 16 from 4 overs for the winners.
According to the sponsor, former distance runner and Administrator of the Linmine Secretariat Andrew Forsythe, he is very happy to be a part of reviving cricket in Region Ten. “You know sports is a very important part of our agenda in our country and it is very important because it keeps you fit and most importantly it keeps you away from other things such as drugs and crime. Over the last year there was a lapse in terms of cricket in the Region and the Guyana Cricket Board where there was a little conflict, but we are pleased to bring back cricket into the Region through the Upper Demerara Cricket Association.”
Forsythe noted that the just completed T20 tournament for the males is just a start, “We will have the females shortly and we will move all over Region Ten, Kwakwani and Ituni. We want to bring back cricket as it used to be years ago in this particular region and we would be assisting in any other sport discipline of their interest.”
Director of Sport Neil Kumar congratulated the President and the Executives of the Upper Demerara Cricket Association for the way the tournament was organized and the interest shown in the tournament. “I want to offer my unflinching support to the UDCA, so Mr. Browne and the entire executive we are supporting you to ensure cricket become a real positive game in Region Ten.”
Mr. Kumar promised the President of the UDCA that as soon as the festive season is over trophies and balls would be available for another tournament both male and female in Region Ten. He said Region Ten must produce National players as in years gone by.
Captain of the winning team Nick Estwick in his remarks said it is a young team and they took one game at a time and he feels good to know they have won the competition but spoke of the hiccups they faced. “Gears and transportation were the two main things that were a setback, you know the youngsters were willing to play but they had a gear shortage and they were afraid but they come out and we won.”
The two teams in the finals each received a complete set of gears and the winner the Andrew Forsythe Trophy.
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