BCB/Universal DVD First Division T/20 - Match-winning performances from Thakurdeen and Khemraj … Lalsa all-round performance goes in vain for D’Edward

Guyana Chronicle article.

Georgetown, Guyana - The 2013 Universal DVD Club-sponsored, Berbice Cricket Board-organised first division T/20 competition resumed last Saturday with four rescheduled matches, with all-rounder Devendra Thakurdeen turning in a good all-round performance for Port Mourant Karibee Rice in their victory over Blairmont Community Centre.

He firstly took 2 for 24 from 4 overs with his offspin to help restrict Blairmont to 98 for 5 from their 20 overs despite Deveshwari Prashad scoring 40 (2x6), then returned to open the batting and score an unbeaten 46 (4x4) to steer Port Mourant to a seven-wicket win.

Pacer Omesh Khemraj took 4 for 11 from 4 overs and off-spinner Satrohan Singh 2 for 10 also from 4 overs to help Upper Corentyne skittle out Edinburgh for a paltry 49 in 17.2 overs. In reply they knocked off the target with 8 wickets in hand from 7.2 overs.

Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets won both matches in their double-header, thanks to Renwick Batson and national all-rounder Rajiv Ivan who made 29 each in their easy 8-wicket win over Police but newcomer D’Edward, led by a good all-round performance from Devendra Lalsa 47 and 2 for 11, made it harder for them in their second fixture of the day.

D’Edward posted 124 for 8 in 20 overs and even though Batson and former Guyana wicketkeeper/batsman Delbert Hicks made 27 each, Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets slipped dangerously to 97 for 7 with just two overs left before former national Under-19 all-rounder Clinton Pestano came to their rescue.

He struck medium pacer Navin Rampersaud for 23 in the 19th over to steer them to a three-wicket victory.

Meanwhile, the match between West Berbice and Bermine had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the soggy condition of Bush Lot ground.

In scores from the matches played:

At Blairmont, Port Mourant Karibee Rice beat Blairmont Community Centre by 7 wickets. Blairmont Community Centre, choosing to take first strike, made 98 for 5 in 20 overs with Deveshwari Prashad 40, Ridwan Ramjohn 28, Devendra Thakurdeen 2 for 24, Port Mourant Karibee Rice 100 for 3 in 19.1 overs, Thakurdeen 46*.

At Edinburgh, Upper Corentyne beat Edinburgh by 8 wickets. Edinburgh, winning the toss and taking first strike, were bowled out for 49 in 17.2 overs with Shafeek Khan making 18, as Omesh Khemraj took 4 for 11 and Satrohan Singh 2 for 10 for Upper Corentyne who replied with 50 for 2 from 7.2 overs.

At Area ‘H’, Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets beat Police by 8 wickets in the match which was reduced to 10 overs-a-side because of a late start due to rain.

Police choosing to bat first made 75 for 4 in 10 overs with Leon Andrews 32, while Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets replied with 78 for 2 from 9 overs with Renwick Batson 29, Rajiv Ivan 29.

In their second match against D’Edward, Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets won by 3 wickets. D’Edward, winning the toss and batting first, made 124 for 8 in 20 overs with Devendra Lalsa 47 (3x6, 1x4) against Batson 2 for 7 and Ivan 2 for 46.

Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets in reply scored 128 for 7 from 19.2 overs with Batson 27, Delbert Hicks 27 and Pestano 29, as Lalsa took 2 for 11 and Eon Abel 2 for 19 for D’Edward.

First Published In The Guyana Chronicle.

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 19:31