ACTION in this year’s Berbice Cricket Board/Memorex Under-17 cricket competition continued recently, with some outstanding individual performances, topped by Joseph Nicholson’s 8 for 27 for Achievers.
After being bowled out for 143 by Bush Lot New Generation – Randy DeSouza topscored with 42, supported by 30 from Randy Wade and 27 from Nicholson – Achievers in return restricted their opponents to 124, thanks to Nicholson’s figures.
Off-spinner Randy Richmond returned bowling figures of 4-8 and 5-30 (match-haul of 9-38) for Golden Elprabell against Monedderlust but it was the latter team’s medium pacer Lynford Reynolds’ bowling performance of 4-16 and 5-22 (match figures of 9-38) that assisted his team to snatch victory.
At Bush Lot, Achievers took first innings points from Bush Lot New Generation in their drawn match:
Achievers first innings 143, with Randy DeSouza 42, Randy Wade 30 and Joseph Nicholson 27. For Bush Lot, Berbice Under-15 left-arm spinner took 4-18 and Hankumar Singh 2-18. In reply, Bush Lot New Generation scored 124 with Singh, Ramnarine and Winston Joseph scoring 21 apiece. Randy Singh supported with 20. Joseph Nicholson starred with the ball to take 8-27.
At Paradise, Monedderlust beat Golden Elprabell by 1 wicket. Golden Elprabell made 71 in their first innings with Lynford Reynolds taking 4-16, Mark Johnson 3-29 and Samuel Saul 2-20. Monedderlust replied with 83 all out with Ronnel McKenzie and Adrian Benson topscoring with 20 apiece. Randy Richmond took 4-8, John McKenzie 3-8 and Winston Fordyce 2-10. Golden Elprabell in their second innings scored 76 with Nigel Grenville making 26. Reynolds took 5-22, Johnson 2-5 and Darren Thomas 2-16. Monedderlust finished on 67-9 with Richmond taking 5-22 and Aubrey Joseph 3-13.
At D’Edward, the hosts beat Blairmont Community Centre-B by an innings and 21 runs. Blairmont-B batted first and were bundled out for 51 with Randy Braithwaite taking 5-14; Chaitram France 2-8 and Sookraj Sookram 2-15. In their second turn at the crease they feared worse and were bowled out for 40. Sugrim took 4-13 and Andrew Rahaman 3-2. D’Edward scored 112 in their only innings. Andrew Rahaman scored 33. Tamesh Jailall took 4-13 and Totaram Jairam 2-11.
At Cumberland, Young Warriors-A took first innings from Tucber Park-B in their drawn match. Batting first, Tucber Park-B made a paltry 40 with Shahab Azim taking 3-12, Brandon Pydanna 2-2, Roberto Britton 2-4 and Jaleel Jaffar 2-6. Young Warriors replied with 64-3 declared, with Brandon Stewart snaring 2-26. Tucber in their second innings made 71 when time ran out. Dominique Durant made 21; Jaleel Jaffar 3-19, Junior Williams 2-5, Brandon Pydanna 2-11 and Shahab Azim 2-18.
(Nicholson takes 8-27 for Achievers)