The Berbice Cricket Board under the Presidency of Hilbert Foster continues to break new ground with the start of the Da Silva Motor Spares Under-13 Tournament. The Eight teams participating in the Tournament are: Achievers Cricket Club, Blairmont Community Centre, Tucber Park Cricket Club, Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club, Albion Community Centre, Port Mourant Cricket Club, Rose Hall Town Poonai Pharmacy and Kendall’s Union Cricket Club. This is the second of its kind to have ever been organised by the Berbice Cricket Board.
Rose Hall Town Poonai Pharmacy obtained first innings points from Kendall’s Union, while Port Mourant Cricket Club got the better of archrivals Albion Community Centre to also get first innings honours. The Rose Hall Canje vs Tucber Park Cricket Club and Blairmont Community Centre vs Achievers Cricket Club matches were postponed for various reasons.
At the No. 19 Ground, Kendall’s Union batted first after winning the toss. They amassed 76 for 6 from their allotted first innings quota of 25 Overs with M. Kashi 13 and G. Harris 13 being the topscorers as extras contributed a healthy 39 runs. Offspinner Matthew Pattaya 2 for 14 and medium pacer Nyron Hicks 2 for 15 were the main wicket takers. Rose Hall Town Poonai Pharmacy in reply reached 107 for 5 with Pattaya 30, Stephen Allicock 14 and Nyron Hicks 12 topscoring. D. Victor and R. Victor both took two wickets apiece for 17 and 19 respectively.
With a first innings deficit of 33 runs, Kendall’s Union were bowled out for 91 in their second innings from 31 Overs. G. Harris 21 and V. Victor 10 were the only batsmen to reach double figures. Berbice Under-15 offspinner Matthew Pattaya took 7 for 15, while Nyron Hicks took 3 for 18. Needing to score 58 runs in 30 minutes to claim first innings, Rose Hall Town Poonai Pharmacy ended on 45 for 3 when time ran out.
Albion Community Centre batted first and with extras contributing 35, were able to reach 81for 9 from 25 Overs. J. Mangal topscored with a stylish 31. S. Khan 3 for 18, R. Ramnauth 2 for 6 and T. Shaundeo 2 for 16 were Port Mourant Cricket Club best bowlers. The visitors then batted well to reach 107 for 8 to obtain a crucial 26 runs lead. Rampersaud Rampertab topscored with 20, while extras contributed 31. L. Deopersaud 3 for 13 and R. Nankoo 3 for 2 were the best bowlers for Port Mourant Cricket Club.
Batting a second time, Albion Community Centre reached 101 for 7 as Damien Cecil struck the first half century of the Tournament. Albion declared with a lead of 75 runs but failed to bowl out Port Mourant who batted with discipline to end on 37 for 1.
The Tournament continues this weekend with four matches.
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