Sep 22, 2021 Sports
– Anderson cops Man of the Match award as Team makes donation to Council
Kaieteur News – A brilliant innings from Guyana most promising batsman Kevlon Anderson spearheaded his team Rose Hall Town Namilco Thunder Bolt Flour to an easy eight wicket victory over Rose Hall Canje Community Center Cricket Club last Sunday at the Area H Ground. The victory ensured that the home team carried home, the Rose Hall Town 51st Anniversary 20/20 Trophy. The township, Guyana smallest attained the status of township on the 20th of September ,1970 and the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club MS is assisting the town council to coordinate a series of activities to mark the anniversary.
Rose Hall Canje won the toss and elected to take first strike on a wicket playing its first competitive match in just under six months. They were immediately in trouble when opener Ravindra Beharry was bowled by a fiery Keon Sinclair for nought with the score on four in the first over. They never recovered and were eventually bowled out for 84 off 19.5 overs as all the home team bowlers bowled well. Sasenarine Sukhu 22, Eon Andrews 14 and Zahir Hussain 12 were the principal batters for Canje.
Andrews and Sukhu added 30 for the 3rd wicket but when Andrews was dismissed by off spinner Junior Sinclair in the 14th over, the rest of the batting collapsed. Bowling for the home team, skipper Shawn Perriera took 4 for 15 from four overs, Junior Sinclair 2 for 14, while Kevin Sinclair, Matthew Pottaya and Keith Simpson took a wicket apiece.
Needing to score 85 from twenty overs, RHT Namilco lost West Indies player Kevin Sinclair second ball, stumped off the bowling of veteran left arm spinner Mark Sampson for nought without a run on the board. Former Windies under19 player Kevon Anderson joined opener Junior Sinclair and together they added 24 for the second wicket before Sinclair was trapped LBW by Meduim pacer Zahir Hussain for 12. Veteran Jason Sinclair joined Anderson, who was already flowing with several attractive strokes. The pair added the required 62 runs for victory in just eight overs. Anderson ended on 51 not out with four boundaries and four massive sixes, while Sinclair was unbeaten on 15 with two delightful boundaries. Hussain 1 for 18 and Sampson 1 for 34 were the successful bowlers for Canje.
Anderson received a trophy for been adjudged the Player of the Match, while the runner up team carried a trophy and a box of red cricket balls compliments of the RHT Namilco Cricket team. The Champions received the championship trophy and a cash prize compliments of West Indies player Kevin Sinclair.
RHTYSC Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster at the simple presentation ceremony congratulated the champions and stated that his club was very pleased to be associated with the township, which has developed into the financial capital of Berbice. He committed the club and its twelve cricket teams to assisting the town council as much as possible to make a positive difference.
Mayor Dave Budhu expressed gratitude to the management of the RHTYSC for the major role they were playing in transforming the township and the assistance they have provided to his council.
Members of the Namilco team also took the opportunity to donate several items to the council including street signa, plaques, framed certificates and national flags. Captain Shawn Perriera handed over the items to the Mayor and Town Clerk Natasha Griffith after the match.
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