– Ryan DeNobrega Man-of-the-Final
Friendship Cavaliers are the Berbice River Cricket Association Champions after defeating Kimbia in convincing fashion in the final played recently. The match, sponsored jointly by National Sports Commission and the Berbice Cricket Board, was played at the Goed Bananen Land Ground in East Canje, Berbice. Friendship youngsters won the toss and took first strike. The opening pair of Ryan DeNobrega and Michael Caple gave them a good start of 48 before Caple fell for 26. DeNobrega continued and added another 49 for the 2nd wicket with Jason Denhart (22) and after putting on another 20 for the 4th wicket with Preston Fredericks, he fell for 58 (7 fours and 2 sixes).
With Fredericks going on to make 45, Gavaskar Caple 38 and Joshua Leacock 19, Friendship Youngsters finished on 273 all out in 35.1 overs. Bowling for Kimbia, Samuel Seegobin took 2 for 16, Reon Smith 2 for 34 and Ecliff Lindee 2 for 45.
When Kimbia began their response, they ran into the pace of Waqar McKenzie who cleaned up three early wickets to have them 9 for 3. Brentnol Lindee and Brian Thom then stemmed the flow of falling wickets for sometime but after they put on 35 for the 4th wicket, Thom fell for 14. Lindee and Damien DaSilva then added another 30 for the 5th wicket, but after DaSilva fell for 12, the floodgates opened with medium pacer Daniel Leacock picking up four quick wickets to bowl out Kimbia for 97, losing by a whopping 176 runs. Lindee topscored with 33, while bowling for Friendship, Leacock ended with 4 for 9 from 1.4 Overs, McKenzie 3 for 12 from 5-Overs and Joshua Leacock 2 for 26 from 4.
DeNobrega was adjudged Man-of-the-Match.
At the brief presentation ceremony after the match, Friendship Cavaliers were presented with the winning trophy. DeNobrega was also adjudged the MVP of the Competition, while Andrea Pearson of Ebini Ranch Raiders was identified as the most improved player.
Speaking on behalf of the BCB, Angela Haniff thanked Christopher Jones, Director of Sports, National Sports Commission for his kindness in providing balls for the competition. She added that the BRCA is not short of talent and encouraged them to continue to play regular cricket and nurture the young cricketers. She even encouraged them to send the talents ones to play for clubs in the New Amsterdam/Canje area. She promised the teams in the association to organize more cricket at all levels. Members of the teams in reply, thanked the board for giving them the opportunity to play the final away from their traditional ground in the Berbice River.
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