The two decades of rivarly between Berbice’ two strongest cricket clubs would continue on Saturday when archrivals Albion and Rose Hall Town Pepsi battles it out for championship honours in the final of the Berbice Cricket Board organised Shimron Hetmyer 2019 Intermediate Tournament.
The 40-overs match would be played at the Port Mourant Ground commencing at 11:00hrs. The Intermediate level is the second highest for the sport in the Ancient County and serves as a bridge between First and Second Division.
West Indies middle order batsman Shimron Hetmyer readily agreed to sponsor the tournament after being approached by BCB President, Hilbert Foster earlier this year. Rose Hall Town Pepsi, the defending champions would be led by former Guyana Under 19 Captain Shawn Pereira who over the years has led his club to over 25 major championship honours.
He would be supported by former national junior player Kevin Sinclair who has been enjoying a productive 2019 season, national junior players Sylus Tyndall, Junior Sinclair, West Indies U-19 selectee Kevlon Anderson, Jonathan Rampersaud and Mahendra Gopilall.
Talented players the likes of Kevin Sewraj, Doorasammy Mahadeo, Keith Simpson, Chanderpaul Govindhan and Surendra Kissoonlall would also offer good support. With the likes of Junior Sinclair, Kevin Sinclair, Anderson Kissoonlall and Rampersaud Govindhan the defending champions have a strong batting line up while Anderson and Tyndall would share the new ball.
Offspinners Junior Sinclair, Kevin Sinclair, Rampersaud, left arm spinner Jeremy Sandia and leg spinner Dorasammy Mahadeo and skipper Shawn Pereira offers lots of variety. Albion most likely would be led by the experienced Kandasammy Surujnarine and he would be supported in a strong batting line up by Jetendra Outar, Anthonio February, Reyad Karim, Ritesh Umroa, Sarwan Chaitnarine.
Albion’s all spin attack should enjoy the Port Mourant pitch which usually favours spin. West Indies U-19 selectee Kevin Umroa would lead the attack with support from Gourav Ramesh, Beesham Surujnarine, Sarwan Chaitnarine and Devindra Latchman.
BCB President and executive along with members of the Hetmyer family are expected to be present at the closing ceremony.
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