Berbice Combined lifts title


Berbice-Combined supremacy was evident as they prevailed champions of the Guyana Cricket Board/Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society/National Secondary Schools Cricket League Combined phase compliments of their spinners Kelvin Umroa (3-6) and Nigel Deodat (3-25) along with a solid opening stand by their openers they recorded a 10 wicket victory over the Cinderella side at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground (GCC), Bourda yesterday in the final.

The Ancient County dismissed the Cinderella County for 71 before cruising to 74 without loss to complete a comprehensive victory.

The team from the east dominated most of the match except for the start where national U-15 player and Essequibo Combined skipper Orlando Jailall and Bomesh Ramdahin appeared sound before Umroa and Deodat were introduced.

Like Georgetown and Mahaicony, Essequibo Combined failed to impress against the powerful Berbicians, who are seemingly unbeatable at this level.

With a meager 18 Jailall was the Cinderella County’s highest contributor. The two starters push the score to 30 without loss but the remaining nine wickets fell for a paltry 41 runs.

Apart from Jailall’s input only Ramdahin (15) and Lance Roberts (11) reached double figures.

In reply, Berbice hunted the target quickly as Alex Algoo and Junior Sinclair wasted little time at the former international venue.

Algoo closed on an unbeaten cameo of 31 from 17 deliveries. His innings included four fours and a six while Sinclair ended on a run a ball 36 which included five fours and a six.

Umroa who took 3-6 from six overs was adjudged player of the match while Skipper Kevlon Anderson, was named the player of the tournament.



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