BCB/ Elizabeth Styles Competition
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Motie and Hetmyer go head to head as Albion and Young Warriors clash in Final today.
The LONG overdue climax to the Berbice Cricket Board/Elizabeth Styles Under-19 50-overs cricket competition will finally happen today at the Cumberland ground in Canje, when Albion Community Centre and Young Warriors clash in the final.
Cricket fans will have a last chance to take a look at the Ancient County’s two exciting Under-19 cricketers- left arm spinner Gudakesh Motie and batsman Shimron Hetmyer- before they leave for Barbados next Wednesday, where they join the West Indies under-19 squad for a cricket camp before flying out for Bangladesh on a return tour.
Motie will spearhead the all-spin Albion bowling attack that has done a lot of damage in the competition so far to keep their team unbeaten, bowling out Blairmont Community Centre for 39 in their semi-final.
Other than Motie and right arm leg spinner Avinash Wajib, there are four off spinners who have represented Berbice at the youth level in Balchand Baldeo, Veerapen Permaul, David Latchaya and Sharaz Ramcharran, with the last named also playing for Guyana.
Their batting will be spearheaded by former Guyana under-19 batsman Kandasammy Surujnarine, Guyana under-15 opening batsman Adrian Sukhwa, Baldeo, Permaul, Ramcharran and Berbice under-17 batsman Suruj Dookna.
Hetmyer on the other hand is expected to use his experience to lead the fight to counter the spin threat for Young Warriors.
Kevin Ramdeen is also capable to the extent that he was a member of the senior Berbice one-day squad which recently contested the Guyana Cricket Board/Pepsi sponsored Inter-County limited overs tournament.
Former Guyana under-19 batsman Linden Austin has been doing well recently at the first division level, while all-rounders Karamchand Ramnarine and Suresh Dhanai played for Berbice at the under-19 level this year.
The Young Warriors bowling is more balanced, with the pace department which has been effective with Dhanai who recently took 7 wickets against Rose Hall Town, and Berbice under-17 player Kassim Khan, leading the charge.
The off spinners are Ramdeen and Austin, but Albion would have to be very watchful of Berbice under-19 left arm spinner Ramnarine who, along with Ramdeen, Austin and Dhanai, is a regular first division player for Young Warriors.
The 50-over final is scheduled to start at 09:30hrs, just after Bissoondial Singh, the local representative of the U.S. based cosmetics company would have been introduced to both teams, along with the umpires Clement Brusch and Omadat Samaroo.