Bejai, Bissoondial Bowl Well
The 2014 Hand in Hand Insurance second-division 40-over cricket competition, organised by the Berbice Cricket Board for clubs in West Berbice, has progressed with D’Edward, Hopetown United, Acheivers, Blairmont Community Centre, Golden Elperbell and Rainbow Generation all advancing to the second round.
The round was dominated by the bowlers with no batsman being able to get past 33. Off-spinner Vishal Bejai did very well for Bath, when he took 6-30 from seven overs to help restrict D’Edward to 123 in 25 overs. His effort however, ended up being in vain as his team fell for 95 in reply.
Off-spinner Joel Dilchand of Bush Lot Challengers took 4-30 to help his team bowl out Blairmont Community Centre for 103. However, Blairmont off-spinner Karandat Bissoondial with 5-21 from 6.1 overs and Shabbir Baksh with 4-11 from seven overs were outstanding as Bush Lot Challengers were dismissed for just 55.
After Hopetown United made 166 in 23 overs against Ithaca Rovers, their leg-spinner Akeem Mc Pherson took 5-12 from seven overs and medium-pacer Emerson Benjamin 3-5 from seven overs to skittle out Ithaca for a paltry 35 in response.
Other bolwers with four-wicket hauls were Darius Nedd of Acheivers, Joshua Hamid of D’Edward Warriors and Kenroy Fraser of Golden Elperbell. Below are the summarised scores from the games played.
At Bath, D’Edward beat Bath by 28 runs. D’Edward 123 all out in 25 overs (Eon Abel 30, Jaipaul Heeralall 20*, Vishal Bejai 6-30) versus Bath 95 all out in 23.4 overs (Kevin Jawahir 2-14, Houlsarran Lalsa 2-15, Eon Abel 2-27).
At Blairmont, Blairmont Community Centre beat Bush Lot Challengers by 48 runs. Blairmont Community Centre 103 all out in 30 overs (Mark Gowkarran 31, Joel Dilchand 4-30) versus Bush Lot Challengers 55 all out in 18.1 overs (Karamdat Bissoondial 5-21, Shabbir Baksh 4-11).
At Hopetown, Hopetown United beat Ithaca Rovers by 131 runs, Hopetown United 166 all out in 23 overs (Claude Saul 33, Kwaise Mentore 26, Glen Melloo 3-19, Dwayne Chung 2-10, Philon Edwards 2-13, Akeem Miller 2-38) versus Ithaca Rovers 35 all out in 16 overs (Desmond Weekes 18, Akeem Mc Pherson 5-12, Emerson Benjamin 3-5).
At D’Edward, Achievers beat D’Edward Warriors by five wickets. D’Edward Warriors 42 all out in 13 overs (Darius Nedd 4-3, Brian Nurse 2-12) versus Achevers 43-5 in 5.3 overs (Joshua Hamid 4-18).
At Bush Lot, Golden Elperbell beat Bush Lot United by two wickets. Bush Lot United 75 in 22 overs (Kenroy Fraser 4-10, Glenroy Fraser 3-15, Delroy Wilson 3-18) versus Golden Elperbell 76-8 in 12 overs (W. Joseph 3-12, Dillon Joseph 2-12).