Chattergoon, Foo hit centuries as Albion take inaugural Berbice Bridge 50-over tourney

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - A swash buckling 145 by all-rounder Jonathan Foo helped Albion lift the Inaugural Berbice River Bridge First Division Knock out 50-over cricket competition.

Playing in the final at the Cumberland Ground in East Canje on Sunday, Foo hit 14 boundaries and five sixes batting at number four to help Albion reach 308 all out.

Foo joined West Indies ppening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon with the score on 34 for 2 in the ninth over and took control. Chattergoon on the other hand used his experience to play the supporting role while hitting seven boundaries and two sixes in his innings of 102.

The pair put on 217 in 201 balls for the third wicket. Young Warriors tried six bowlers before they broke the partnership when K.

Ramnarine had Chattergoon caught behind with the score on 251 in the 42nd over. Foo did not last much longer as wickets tumbled in the dying overs and he departed at 285 for 7 in the 45th over.

Ramnarine finished with five wickets as Albion were dismissed off the last ball of the 49th over for 308.

Set a mammoth 309 for victory the home team were off to a flyer with opening batsman Shimron Hetmyer hitting  three boundaries and sending four more out of the ground in a knock of 45. However, once he was gone runs seemed difficult come by.

The older Hetmyer brother Sean played a patient innings of 28 in which he scored 22 singles and batted for most of the innings. Iswas Singh made 25 and Surish Hanai 26 with the aid of three sixes.

Batting at number 11 veteran Anil Beharry brought the home crowd to life hitting two out of the ground off match Foo in a losing effort of 16. Young Warriors were eventually bowled out for 185 off 37.5 overs to lose by 123 runs.

West Indies ‘A’ team selectee Goudakesh Motie doing the damage in picking up 6 for 27 off of ten overs. Foo received $10,000 for his effort while Albion received $80,000 for winning the competition. Young Warriors collected the $40,000 runner-up prize.

Amaranth Singh, in brief remarks, congratulated the winning Albion team and thanked all the other participating teams that took part in the competition. Captain of the winning Albion team Devendra Bishoo congratulated all of his team mates and said that the club is in the habit of winning, noting that when the competition started, that was their focus.

Member of the organizing committee of the Berbice Cricket Board of Control Carl Moore, in congratulating the winning Albion team and thanking the sponsors — Berbice Bridge Company Inc — said the competition was a success.

Moore said the company allowed the board to showcase the talent of Berbice cricketers despite the poor weather which affected the competition that begans since in April. “Without this type of support, Berbice cricket can never forward,” Moore added.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Sun, 09/22/2013 - 18:35