Upper Corentyne through to semi-finals of Namilco/Bakewell 20/20 tourney

Guyana Times article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Left arm spinner Neeam Yacoob of Guytrac Upper Corentyne spun web around the Edinburg batsmen to take 5-16 off four overs to help his team defend a modest 115 when the Namilco/Bakewell 20/20 Berbice cricket tournament commenced on Saturday at three venues.

The opening round saw Rose Hall Town Gismos and Gadgets, Guytrac Upper Corentyne, Universal DVD Bermine, Young Warriors, Police and West Berbice recording wins to move to the next round of the knockout competition.

At Number 66 Upper Corentyne won the toss and batted in the match that was reduced to 15 overs-a-side and were dismissed for 115 off the last against Edinburg. Bowling for Edinburg Afaz Khan took 3-23 and Riaz Ally, 3-23. In reply Edinburgwere bundled out for 98. Yacoob was being the principal destroyer, taking 5-16; he received support from L. Latchman with 2-15.

In the second match Rose Hall Town Gismos and Gadgets crushed Skeldon by 68 runs. Batting first RTHGG made 179-6. West Indies ODI batsman and RHTGG captain Royston Crandon hit a breezy 68 not out. Clinton Pestano scored 33 and Parmanand Narine, 31. In reply Guytrac Upper Corentyne were bundled out for 111 all out.

Guytrac Upper Corentyne have advanced to the quarter-finals and will meet Universal DVD Bermine who defeated Port Morant at Cumberland on Sunday. Scores: Bermine 128 all out in 19.3 overs with Eugene LaFleur scoring 53 (3×6, 2×4). Bowling for Port Mourant, Yugendra Harrinarine had 3-30 and Manouge Looknauth, 3-27.

In reply Port Mourant were restricted to 116-6 when the allotted overs expired. LaFleur returned to take 2-13 off three overs.

Young Warriors beat Blairmont Community Centre by 19 runs. Winning the toss and batting first, Young Warriors chalked up 125-6 in 20 overs. In reply Blairmont made only 106 all out in 20 overs with Krisonday Bissondyal hit a topscore of 57. Bowling for Young Warriors Devishwari Persaud grabbed 2-12.

On Sunday, Krishndat Ramoo took 4-17 off four overs at Bush Lot ground to help restrict D’Edward to 102 all out off their allotted 20 overs against West Berbice. For D’Edward, Jaipaul Herilall topscored with 32 while Devendra Lalsa chipped in with 26. In reply, West Berbice made 103-7 in 19 overs.

At Bush Lot, the home team lost to Police by six wickets. Batting first in a match that was reduced to 12 overs, Bush Lot could only muster 66-7. Asif Khan topscored with 22. Quasi Mokell had 2-16 and Michael Newland, 2-17, bowling for Police. In reply Police reached 70-4 off 10 overs with Martin Singh making 30.

Meanwhile, Rose Hall Town Gismos and Gadgets have drawn the bye and will advance to the semi-finals.

The competition continues on Saturday with three matches with Albion taking on Police at Albion from 13:30h while Young Warriors will do battle with West Berbice from 09:00h. Bermine and Upper Corentyne will meet at the Cumberland ground from 09:00h.

At stake is $200,000 and a trophy for the winner while second place will pocket $100,000.

First Published In The Guyana Times.

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 04:18