F Division led by a magnificent unbeaten 65 from Quintin Sampson and Micheal Jobe’s pugnacious 11-ball 32 marched to their first title in six-year history of the Commissioner of Police Birth Anniversary Inter-Division and Branches T20 cricket Tournament by beating defending champions President’s Guards by seven wickets in a pulsating final at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary yesterday.
The tournament, in which 38 matches were played, was organised in honour of Commissioner of Police Leslie James who celebrates his birthday today and the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, especially among the orange coloured clad screaming F Division fans in the ram packed pavilion and under tents set just over the Western boundary.
The game stated over two hours late due to unforeseen circumstances after Commissioner of Police Leslie James bowled the first ball to PG’s Captain Keston Harcourt which was hit to the long on boundary, the contest began in earnest with skipper Trevor Benn, a member of Guyana’s Frist-Class squad and the lively Sampson sharing the new on a flat track and hard and parched outfield caused by extreme dry weather over last few weeks and which was again prevalent yesterday.
While Sampson tested Paul Tyndall with a few short balls he and Harcourt played an array of enterprising shots with Harcourt hitting seven boundaries which included a six in his 65, while Tyndall’s 55 was decorated with four fours as they lead PG, in their fourth final to 135-4 from their 20 overs.
Leon Crawford had 3-25 from three overs for F Division who galloped to 136 for 3 off 18.4 overs with Sampson leading the fight with his unbeaten 65 with five fours and six sixes, while Jobe’s cameo included two sixes and a couple fours before Rawle Haynes finished off the contest with an unbeaten 20.
Kareem Naughton had 2-18 off 4 overs and Harcourt took 1-18 off 4 overs was not enough to give them their third title.
TSU won the inaugural title in 2014 when the T20 format was introduced, while PG (2), TSU (1), FATC (1) and F Division (1) are the other title holders. (Sean Devers)
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