Battle for $150,000
East Coast Demerara will come alive when the Lusignan Sports Club (LSC) and Golden Grove Cricket Club (GGCC)
clash in the East Coast Cricket Board (ECCB)/H. Nauth & Sons Contracting Engineers and Petrol Station Trophy today at the Lusignan Community Centre. The winner will be taking home the trophy and one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000). It has been twenty-one (21) years since Golden Grove Cricket Club has reached an ECCB final. Twenty-eight (28) teams participated in this tournament with both LSC and GGCC playing undefeated.
Both teams will be fielding talented players with LSC having a powerful squad. Lusignan with an established batting line-up consisting of Brian Sattaur, Krishna Deosarran, Vishnu Ramjeet, Somnauth Bharrat and Kumar Bishundyal will definitely pose a threat to Golden Grove bowlers. However, Golden Grove also enjoys excellent batting skills with national youth player Sherfene Rutherford, Captain Richard Woolford and Terrence King.
This match is expected to be an exciting encounter since underdogs GGCC had emerged with the highest run-rate in the competition.
The Golden Grove Cricket Club squad is: Owin Blair, John McDonald (Wicketkeeper), Richard Woolford (Captain), Delon Skeete, Kishawnt DaSilva, Shawn Thomas, Terrence King, Cordell Mars, Sherfene Rutherford (Vice Captain), Inshan Gardener, Dexter George, Karamo Holder, Shavis Rutherford, Terry Gardener, Orin Gardene, Alatyne Haywood is the coach, Akeem Bowen is the manager.
The Lusignan Sports Club team will be chosen from: Vishnu Ramjeet, Brian Sattaur, Somnauth Bharrat, Krishna Deosarran, Narvan Singh, Ferron Kadir, Kumar Bishundyal, Rajendra Naikbarran, Leon Morgan, Stephen Ramdass, Steve Alick, Imran Khan, Shazam Ali Chetram Gangadin, the manager is Chatterpaul Balkishan and the coach is Gewan Persaud.
Play is expected to start a 13:00 hours promptly. The umpires are Ava Baker and Charles Gibbons with the Match Referee being Judister Rampersaud.
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