Deonarine, Benjamin unbeaten half centuries put Tucber Park into quarter-finals

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Tucber Park took first innings points from Young Warriors to end as clear winners of Zone ‘B’ (New Amsterdam/Canje) with 20 points and advanced to the quarter finals of the 2014 Tenelec Inc Under-15 Club Cricket Competition in Berbice.

Berbice Under-15 batsman Steve Deonarine and Garfield Benjamin hit undefeated half centuries in an unbroken second- wicket partnership of 145 to see Tucber Park take first innings honours.

Batting first, Young Warriors made 142 thanks mainly to a hard-hitting innings of 73 not out from Berbice Under-15 all-rounder Junior Williams. In reply, Tucber Park found themselves on 28 for 1 before Deonarine and Benjamin came together.

Both batsmen finished on 50 not out.

Meanwhile, in Zone ‘C’ (Lower Corentyne), Albion Community Centre advanced to the quarter-finals after taking first innings points from Port Mourant to end up with 21 points and runners-up to Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes.

Port Mourant, gaining valuable points from the draw, ended with 15 points to become the second runners-up of that zone and have also advanced.

Batting first, Albion Community Centre scored 133 with Kelvin Umroa making 37 and Renaldo Rowe 34. For Port Mourant, Ezekiel Kempedoo took 4 for 22, Cheddi Budhu 3 for 33 and Brandon Mangal 3 for 20.

Port Mourant responded with only 74, with Kelvin Umroa taking 3 for 13, Karran Arjpaul 3 for 25 and Renaldo Rowe 2 for 1.

Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes, Number 72 Cut and Load, Blairmont Community Centre and Bush Lot New Generation had earlier advanced.

First Published in The Guyana Times.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 03:24