Oct 11, 2015 Sports
Yacoob 101*, (No. 70 A), Singh 105* (No. 64) secure last places in quarters
The Upper Corentyne 4R 20/20 quarter-final action is fixed for today with Yakusari Caribs vs. No. 64 Fighting Marines at Yakusari in Quarter-final 1. In quarter-final 2 Skeldon take on No. 48 Challengers at the Skeldon Community Centre, over at No. 69 Ground in Quarter-final 3, No. 69 Vikings will take on No. 73 Young Warriors and in Quarter-final 4 Corriverton will face off against No. 70 ‘A’ at the No. 73 Ground. All matches will start at 1:00pm.
There were some exciting final rounds games at various venues where teams were trying to gain places in the quarter-finals. At the No. 72 ground No. 70 ‘A’ defeated No. 72 Cut and Load by 54 runs and qualify as the runner up team in their zone behind No. 69 Vikings. Batting first No. 70 ‘A’ scored 186 for 7 off their 20 overs with opener Naeem Yacoob hitting the ball all over the ground with 101 not out (7×4 & 6×6) and was supported by Omesh Kumar 30. Bowling for No. 72 Cut and Load Michael Singh took 2 for 25 off 4 overs, K. Ajib 2 for 26 off 4 overs and Adbul Ajib 2 for 39 off 3 overs.
In reply No. 72 Cut and Load were bowled out for 131 off 19.3 overs with Davanand Chatterpaul 43 and K. Ajib 28 were the top scorers. Bowling for No. 70 ‘A’, veteran second division cricketer Alim Haniff bagged 3 for 19 off 4 overs and Naeem Yacoob return with the ball and took 3 for 30 off 4 overs.
Over at the Tagore Memorial Secondary School ground, No. 64 Fighting Marines defeated No. 70 M.Y.O by 81 runs. Batting first No. 64 Fighting Marines scored 186 for 5 in their 20 overs with Somdat Singh hammering 105 not out (10×6 & 2×4) and was supported by Ramesh Joseph 29 and Jason Itwaru 23. Bowling for No. 70 M.Y.O Alim Khan took 2 for 23 off 4 overs and was supported by Ahmad Khan 1 for 24 off 4 overs. In reply No. 70 M.Y.O were bowled out for 105 off 17.3 overs. Only three batsman reach double figures Fayaz Narinedat 30, Mahmood Khan 17 and Abbas Hussain 12. Bowling for No. 64 Fighting Marines Ramzan Subhan 6 for 18 off 4 overs did the job for No. 64 Fighting Marines.
At the No. 69 ground, No. 69 Vikings defeated Crabwood Creek Sports Club by 8 wickets in a match which was reduced to 15 overs per side and toping the group with 7 wins and 1 loss. Batting first C.W.C Sports Club scored 129 for 4 off 15 overs with Naresh Deo 48, B. Sukhram 34 and Lionel Seegobin 28 being the top scorers. Bowling for No. 69 Vikings, former UCCA U -19 spinner Wadikar Ramrattan took 2 for 13 off 2 overs and was supported by Deon Brandit 1 for 15 off 3 overs and Viendra Gooniah 1 for 18 off 3 overs. In reply No. 69 Vikings scored 130 for 2 in 14.2 overs with Totaram Persaud top scoring with 65 (4×4 & 3×6) and was supported by Latchman Roopchand 19 and Viendra Gooniah 15. Bowling for C.W.C Sports Club M. Tulsi was the pick of the bowlers taking 1 for 20 off 3 overs.
At the C.W.C sports complex, Corriverton defeated C.W.C Young Royals by 8 wickets, becoming the only team in the competition to win all of their preliminary rounds matches. Batting first C.W.C Young Royals scored 101 all out in 16.2 overs with Rabindra Singh 24, Jaleel Singh 15 and Raymond Yacub 14 were the only batsman to reach double figures. Bowling for Corriverton Deoprakash Ramdat took 2 for 1 off 1 over, Errol Byass took 2 for 5 off 2.2 overs and Amzan Appalsammy 2 for 11 off 4 overs. In reply Corriverton raced to 105 for 2 in 12.5 overs with Anthony Seeraj 53 not out (6×4 & 3×6) and Deoprakash Ramdat 22 not out. Bowling for the C.W.C Young Royals Rajiv Mohabir was the pick of the bowlers taking 1 for 22 off 4 overs.
And at the No. 52 ground, No. 48 Challengers defeated No. 52 Survival by 10 wickets. Batting first No. 52 Survival were bowled out for 111 in 16.2 overs. Ravi Rampertab 15, Delton Lowenfield 13 and Akeem Jeffery 10 were the only batsman to reach double figures. Bowling for No. 48 Challenger J. Baijnauth took 4 for 20 off 4 overs and T. Persaud 3 for 20 off 3 overs. In reply No. 48 challengers raced to 112 in 8 overs with T. Persaud return with the bat and scored and even half century and Balram Persaud 49. Both were not out.
This competition is being organized by the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association and is sponsored by Mr. Ricky Deonarain of 4R bearing of Georgetown. The final is set for the Crabwood Creek sports complex under lights with the winner taking $100,000 and a trophy. There will also be some other exciting matches fixed for that day which will be announced later.
The UCCA wishes to thank Mr. Ricky Deonarain for this sponsorship as this is the biggest 20/20 second division competition to be played in Berbice. So far the competition was run smoothly with no delay in the fixtures so far.
The Semi Finals will be played on Sunday October 25, 2015 at a venue to be announced. Semi final 1 will see the winner of Quarter Final 1 facing off against the winner of Quarter Final 4 and Semi Final 2 will be the winner of Quarter Final 2 vs. winner of Quarter Final 3.
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