Berbice U-19 50-Overs

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Kaieteur News
Kaieteur News Staff

When the Elizabeth Styles Under-19, 50-Overs cricket competition in Berbice continued recently, defending champions Albion Community Centre were propelled into the quarterfinals on the back of scintillating innings from Balchand Baldeo and Matthew Hardyal

Playing in their final Zone C match, Albion walloped Sand Reef by 279 runs to win the Zone. Guyana Under-19 all-rounder Balchand Baldeo slammed 203 (20×4 6×6), the competitions highest score to date

He and Berbice Under-19 batsman Matthew Hardyal who made 104 (8×4) featured in a second wicket partnership of 323 which was largely responsible for Albion’s daunting 358-4 in 50-Overs

The previously unbeaten Sand Reef were sent packing for 79 in reply; Berbice Under-19 off-spinner Daniel Lewis picked up 4-30. Leg-spinner Leonardo Seetayah grabbed 5-4 from 5 Overs to help Cotton Tree Die Hard restrict Blairmont Community Centre to 121

His effort went in vain however as Cotton Tree were bowled out for 112 in turn with left arm spinner Saheed Khan taking 4-17 and Berbice Under-15 pacer Rameshwar Somwaru 3-15

In another match involving Blairmont, Somwaru took 4-22 and off-spinner Mark Gowkarran 3-41 to help bowl out Achievers ’A’ for 135. When Blairmont replied, Achievers off-spinner Kareem Mentore grabbed 4-23 and Berbice Under-19 pacer Grisean Grant 3-29 but Blairmont managed to scrape home by one wicket

Summarized scores: At Albion – Albion Community Centre hammered Sand Reef by 279 runs. Albion Community Centre 358-4 in 50 Overs; Balchand Baldeo 203, Matthew Hardyal 104, Azim Panlall 2-63. Sand Reef 79 in 22.3 Overs; Farzad Azeez 20, Daniel Lewis 4-30, David Latchaya 2-18

At Cotton Tree – Blairmont Community Centre beat Cotton Tree Die Hard by 9 runs. Blairmont Community Centre 121 in 18 Overs; Nick Ramsaroop 48, Leonardo Seetayah 5-4, Adim Sheetahal 3-28. Cotton Tree Die Hard 112 in 40.1 Overs; Saheed Khan 4-17, Rameshwar Somwaru 3-15, Ramanand Ramdhan 2-37

At Bath, Blairmont Community Centre edged Achievers ‘A’ by one wicket. Achievers ‘A’ 135 in 19 Overs; Grisean Grant 35 n.o, Rennison Mitchell 27, Rameshwar Somwaru 4-22, Mark Gowkarran 3-41, Nick Ramsaroop 2-19, Avishkar Seekarran 2-26

Blairmont Community Centre 136-9 in 20 Overs; Avishkar Seekarran 39, Kareem Mentore 4-23, Grisean Grant 3-29, Lawrence Sears 2-20

Teams already into the quarter finals are No. 70 Young Star, No. 72 Cut and Load, Tucber Park and Police.