New Amsterdam/East Canje and Lower Corentyne record low scoring victories
New Amsterdam/Canje/East Bank continued their winning ways with a close two wicket win over
West Berbice, while Lower Corentyne bounced back from their first round defeat to beat Upper Corentyne in the second round of the JZ Mohamed of City Bias, New York, USA inter zone under-15 cricket tournament organised by the Berbice Cricket Board and were played last Sunday.
Playing at the picturesque D’Edward ground, West Bank, Berbice, West Berbice won the toss and took first strike but crumbled for a modest 71 all out in 22 of their allotted 50 overs. Berbice under-15 all rounder Nigel Deodat was the only batsman to score double figure making 15. 2015 President’s Eleven all rounder Aaron Beharry led the way, bowling for the combined NA/Canje/East Bank team taking 4 for 12 off 5.3 overs. He got support from his skipper Jevan Schultz with 3 for 12 and Nicky Noble 3 for 13.
In reply, the combined team found the going tough with some discipline bowling from the West Berbice side. Only Beharry and opener Jarron France with 23 each made scores of significance and in the process helping their team to a narrow 2 wicket win. Bowling for the West Berbice side, Captain Seon Glasgow (Jnr) took 3 for 10 off 7 overs and Nigel Deodat 2 for 11 off his ten overs.
Over at the No 72 Cut and Load ground in the Upper Corentyne area, the home team lost to Lower Corentyne but no scores were available up to press time. However, the scores will follow at a subsequent press release.
The Berbice Cricket Board is expressing thanks to Shabeer Baksh of Blairmont Cricket Club for hosting the game at the D’Edward ground. This will go a far way in making sure that the tournament is successful. Special thanks also for the major sponsor Jameel Mohamed of City Bias, New York, USA.
Albion Cricket Club will host the key final round match between West Berbice and Lower Corentyne today at the historic Albion Sports Complex, while New Amsterdam/Canje/East Bank will take on Upper Corentyne at the Cumberland ground. The winner of the first match will take on the NA/Canje/East Bank team who have already qualified for the final set for Saturday February 20, 2016.
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