D’Edward, Bath through to final

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - D’Edward and Bath won their latest matches in the 2013 Norman Singh memorial second division 20/20 cricket competition to qualify for the final.

D’Edward defeated Hopetown United in the semi-final, while Bath upset Cotton Tree Die Hard in a third round match which resulted in them earning a bye through to the final.

In the semi-final played at D’Edward, D’Edward defeated Hopetown United by six wickets.

Hopetown United, electing to bat first, had a good start with their opening batsman Derick Cadogan putting on 25 for the first wicket with Ruel Edwards (10).

Cadogan also added 60 for the second wicket with former Berbice wicketkeeper/batsman Kwesi Mentore as Hopetown coasted to 85-1 in 12 overs.

However, the D’Edward bowlers led by off-spinners, Brian Roopnarine and Devendra Lalsa, slowed up the proceeding and even though Cadogan went on to make 52 (3x4s, 1×6), Hopetown eventually made 116 in 19 overs.

Roopnarine took 4-25 from four overs, Lalsa 2-23 from four overs and medium-pacer Christian France 2-26 from four overs.

D’Edward had little trouble in reaching 120-4 in 18 overs, thanks mainly to former Berbice all-rounder Eon Abel, who made 37 and Lalsa 30.

In the third round match played at Bath, Bath beat Cotton Tree Die Hard by three runs.

In the match which was reduced to 12 overs-a-side because of the late arrival of the Cotton Tree team, Bath won the toss and rattled up 125-4 in their 12 overs with Shawn Kadim leading the way with 63 not out (3x4s, 6x6s), Chaitram Dhanpersaud 31 and Jailall Chandylall 25.

There was one wicket apiece for Roshan Gafoor, Pooran Persaud and Nashad Gafoor.

Cotton Tree Die Hard, in turn at the crease, gave a good chase but fell short by a slim margin and managed to make 122-4. Gafoor topscored with 35 and Persaud 24.

Bowling for Bath, Daniel Adjodia took 2-13 from one over and Vinod Ramjattan 2-19 from three overs.

D’Edward and Bath will meet in the final on Sunday at Bath.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Tue, 11/26/2013 - 01:19