2014 BCB/NBS Second Division 40-Over Cricket in Berbice…
– Cotton Tree Die Hard advance from tied match
Corriverton and Cotton Tree Die Hard are the first two teams to reach the semifinals of this year’s New Building
Society Limited Second Division 40 Overs Cricket Competition for teams in Berbice after defeating Police and N0.64 Fighting Marines respectively in their quarter final encounter.
For Corriverton, medium pacer Errol Byass took 4 for 23 which together with 3 for 26 from pacer Jermain Reid, saw Police restricted to 140 in 31.1 overs with No 3 batsman Kwesi Mickle hitting 58 (5 fours and 2 sixes). When Corriverton replied, they lost Jeremy Moore for 8 with just 12 runs on the board. Anthony Seeraj joined the other opener Byass and together they put on 62 for the second wicket before Seeraj went for 20. Clavern Beresford came to the crease and along with Byass they clobbered the bowling to all parts of the ground with an unbroken 3rd wicket partnership of 68 to see their team comfortably home with Beresford finishing on 58 n.o and Byass 38 n. o.
In the other quarter final, there was an exciting tie with both teams, Cotton Tree Die Hard and No 64 Fighting Marines finishing on 188 all out, the result in this case accordingly to the competition rules had to be decided by the scores at the end of the first 15 overs with Cotton Tree making 88 runs to edge out No 64 Fighting Marines by one single run to be declared winner.
In summarized scores:
At No 73, Corriverton beat Police by 8 wickets. Police 140 all out in 31.1 overs with Kwesi Mickle 58. Errol Byass 4 for 23 and Jermain Reid 3 for 26. Corriverton replied with 142 for 2 in 17.3 overs with Clavern Beresford 50 n.o and Errol Byass 38 n.o.
At the Tagore Memorial Secondary School Ground, the match between No 64 Fighting Marines and Cotton Tree Die Hard played to a tie but the latter team was declared winners after score 88 runs in the first 15 overs, edging the host by 1 run. Cotton Tree Die Hard 188 in 31.4 overs with Pooran Persaud 45. Ryan Joseph took 4 for 25 and Kumar Chand 3 for 35. No 64 Fighting Marines 188 all out in 35 overs with Stanley Embrack 37, Ryan Joseph 28 and Kumar Chand 26. Afzal Haroon 3 for 30. Totaram Suknanan 2 for 44.
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