Feb 24, 2021 Sports
A century is the highlight of first round as cricket returns to Upper Corentyne
Kaieteur News – Two teams scored convincing victories when cricket returned to the Upper Corentyne area as play got underway with two matches on Saturday in the U19 40 overs cricket competition.
The competition which is organised by the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) in collaboration with the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) and Ahamad Construction is being contested by four teams; namely Scottsburg’s United, No73 Radha Krishna Mandir, No 73 Young Warriors and No 69 Red Rose Youths Cricket Club.
Results of Saturday matches showed No 73 Young Warriors amassing a massive 378-5 in their 40 overs to trash No 69 Youths by a hefty 320 runs in their game which was played at the No 69 Red Rose Ground. The Warriors assault was led by a Niradj Singh with a swashbuckling 120, he was supported by Sarwan Chetram 80 and Trevon Sukhoo 70. K. Hector took 3 wickets bowling for No 69. They in return were bundled out for 58 in 18.1 overs.
Rawle Jabar was the destroyer with 5-11.
In the other game Scottsburg’s United whipped No73 Radha Krishna Mandir by 9 wickets in their game at the No72 ground.
No 73 Mandir were skittled out for 65 in 15 overs with Rajesh Dharry putting up a fight with 40.
The destroyers for Scottsburg were Seraj Chatterpaul 5-23 and Aktar Nohar 4-25.
In reply Scottsburg raced to 70-1 with Chatterpaul returning to clobber 41(3×6, 2×4).
The competition is continuing with the final set for Sunday 28th February.
Trophies and other incentives will be awarded to the winner and runner up team and outstanding individual players.
The competition is being coordinated by the UCCA competitions committee led former National wicketkeeper batsman Sydney Jackman. (Samuel Whyte)
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