2015 RHTYSC/Busta Champion of Champions Tournament…
The finalists of the 2015 Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club’s Busta Champion of Champions 40-Overs Cricket Tournament was decided after two high standards semifinals played on Saturday last at the Area “H” Ground and Cumberland Ground. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets had to dig deep to overcome a remarkable effort by West Berbice at the Area “H” Ground, while Tucber Park (formerly Bermine) got past arch rival Young Warriors by six wickets at the Cumberland Ground.
West Berbice invited Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets to take the first strike in the first semi-finals after play was delayed by an hour due to early morning rain. The match was reduced to 35-Overs per side and Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets suffered an early setback when Vidal Crandon was bowled by the fiery Kieron Fraser for 04 at 14 for 1 in the fourth over. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets lost Renwick Batson (10) and Jason Sinclair 13 to find themselves in trouble at 36 for 3 and when Rajiv Ivan was run out for 01, they had slipped to 43 for 4 in the 9th over.
The seasoned pair of Royston Crandon and Khemraj Mahadeo then added 123 for the fifth wicket before a tired Mahadeo fell for a majestic 76 (three boundaries and five sixes). Crandon batted well for a top score of 80. Collis Butts 15 not out and Eon Hooper 14 supported well to ensure Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets reached 251 all out off 34.5 overs. Bowling for West Berbice, Kieron Fraser took 6 wickets for 48 runs from seven overs.
Needing to score 252 to win from 35-overs, West Berbice were given a rousing opening stand of 87 from eleven overs by openers Arthley Bailey and Raffiel Estriado before Bailey was bowled by leg spinner Shawn Pereira for 40. The openers were severe on fast bowler Clinton Pestano whose two overs cost thirty five runs. It took the Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets spin attack of Collis Butts, Pereira, Eon Hooper and Rajiv Ivan to pull back their team into the game as Troy Halley 38, Steffan Adams 27, Renwick Mitchell 28 and Carlton Nurse 20 all batted well. West Berbice in rapidly fading light were eventually bowled out for 226 to lose by 25 runs. Offspinner Rajiv Ivan took 4 wickets for 30 runs (7-overs), Shawn Pereira 3 for 38, while Collis Butts and Eon Hooper took a wicket a piece.
At the Cumberland Ground, Tucber Park inserted the home team after winning the toss. Openers Ishwar Singh and Kelvin Sinclair added 44 for the first wicket before Ishwar Singh and his younger brother, Gajanand Singh, were dismissed by Female West Indies pace bowler Tremayne Smartt to leave the home team at 79 for 2. The hard hitting Wahied Edwards (49) and Seon Hetmyer then added 79 runs for the 4th wicket before Hetmyer was dismissed for 32. Eugene La Fleur then took 4 wickets for 24 runs to limit Young Warriors to 199 all out in 40-overs as Tremayne Smartt supported with 2 wickets for 38 runs. La Fleur then completed a good all-round match by scoring an unbeaten 86 not out as Tucber Park reached 201 for 4 in 34-overs to win easily by six wickets. La Fleur was supported by skipper Anthony D’Andrade 28, Hakeem Hinds 24, Devon Clements 23, while Romario Shepherd scored a breezily 22 not out at the end of the innings. Sudesh Dhanai, Balram Samaroo, Kevin Ramdeen and left arm spinner Kassim Khan each took a wicket for Young Warriors.
The final featuring Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets and Tucber Park would be played in two weeks. Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the Club intends to make the final a special occasion and with a lot of planning to do, the match would most likely be played on Sunday 6th December, 2015, at a venue to be named. Foster stated that the first two rounds of the tournament had seen a very high standard of cricket and several outstanding individual performances from players like Clinton Pestano, Collis Butts, Devon Clements, Ishwar Singh, Royston Crandon, Khemraj Mahadeo, Brentnol Woolford, Arthley Bailey, Kieron Fraser and Romario Shepherd.
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