– Young Warriors Cricket Club defeat Port Mourant Cricket Club to also reach final
Kevlon Anderson lived up to his reputation as Guyana’s best youth batsman, when he stroked a majestic 128 not out to lead his team, Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets into the final of the Berbice Cricket Board Pepsi 50-Overs First Division Tournament. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets defeated Blairmont Community Centre by 112 runs at the Area ‘H’ Ground in the first semifinal, while Young Warriors Cricket Club defeated Port Mourant Cricket Club by 35 runs to join Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets in the Final. Young Warriors Cricket Club was only recently reformed under the leadership of former BCB President Anil Beharry and this victory would serve as a major morale boost to the Club.
At the Area ‘H’ Ground, Anderson batting at the important No. 3 position, batted with class and poise to pull his team from 56 for 4 in the 15th Over to 232 for 6 at the end of the 50-Overs. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets lost Kevin Sinclair 06, Clinton Pestano 02, Junior Sinclair 29 and Vidal Crandon 00 but Anderson and former National Player Eon Hooper added a crucial 96 runs for the 5th wicket, with Hooper contributing a vital 32. After the dismissal of Keith Simpson for 4 at 173 for 6, Anderson joined by another promising youth player, fifteen years Jonathan Rampersaud. The talented duo added an unbroken 59 runs for the 7th wicket.
Rampersaud was unbeaten on 20, while Anderson struck twelve delighted boundaries and three sixes in his innings.
National Under-17 left arm spinner Nigel Deodat took three for 39 from 10-Overs, while left arm and National Under-19 medium pacer Javed Karim took 2 for 21 from seven overs. Needing to score 233 from 50-Overs to reach the Final, Blairmont lost the exciting Seon Glasgow for 10 when he was bounced out by national pacer Clinton Pestano at 13 for 1 in the 3rd Over. Blairmont never looked like chasing down the target and were eventually bowled out for 121 in 28.3 overs despite a solid 45 from Javed Karim, which included seven sweetly timed boundaries. Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets skipper Shawn Pereira continued his impressive 2018 season by claiming 4 for 32 from ten overs, while offspinner Kevin Sinclair claimed 4 for 17 from seven overs.
Over at the Cumberland Ground, the match was reduced to 45-Overs due to overnight rain. Port Mourant Cricket Club won the toss and inserted Young Warriors Cricket Club on a pitch with some moisture. They reached a respectable 192 all out in 44-Overs. Berbice Under-19 all rounder Trevon Stanislaus batted solidly for his 61 not out (3×4, 1×6) to rescue his team from 80 for 5. He received support from Vishal Mohabir 22 and his captain Seon Hetmyer 33. Medium pacer Kellon Carmichael took 4 for 44 (8-Overs), Dimitri Cameron 2 for 29 and Shemroy Barrington 2 for 25. Port Mourant Cricket Club in reply were coasting at 120 for 3 when they suddenly collapsed to be dismissed for 158 in 35.3 Overs. Loyydel Lewis topscored with a doggly 38, before he was ninth out in the 34th over, hit wicket off the bowling of Legspinner Ricardo Ramdihal. Barrington returned with the bat to contribute 29, while T. Ramsarran made 35. Left arm pacer Devendra Ramoutar 2 for 40, Kassim Khan 2 for 26, Seon Hetmyer 3 for 23 and Ricardo Ramdihal 3 for 13 were the wicket takers for the comeback kids, who just two months ago had no Club.
BCB President Hilbert Foster expressed delight at the rapid turnaround of the Young Warriors Cricket Club and noted that it was healthy for Berbice Cricket. He noted that other dormant Clubs like Kildonan, Mount Sinai, Guymine and Mental Hospital have been playing the game with great measure of success. The Final of the Pepsi 50-Overs Tournament would be played on Saturday at the Port Mourant Ground from 09.30 hours.
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