Ramnarine Chattergoon had a fine all-round performance on Saturday for Albion at the Area H ground while Essequibo’s Young Warriors edged past Brushie’s XI by two runs on Sunday as action in the Kares Engineering/Bushy Park Sawmills 10/10 tapeball competition continued.
In a round of 16 encounter, Young Warriors got the better of Brushie’s XI in the super over at Walton Hall ground, Essequibo while Chattergoon stroked an undefeated 54 before returning with the ball to capture 2-15 to see his team to victory.
Earlier, Albion, batting first made 118-2 from their 10 overs. They lost Sewnarine Chattergoon, former West Indies batsman and younger brother of Ramnarine, without scoring before Caribbean T20 pinch-hitter Jonathan Foo hit a four and a six in his 15.
Ramnarine Chattergoon later took on the bowlers, striking four fours and two sixes.
He got support from Hemendra Ramdhial, who hit the same number of boundaries, in his unbeaten 33.
The two shared in an unbeaten 88-run third wicket partnership. Elvis Jones and Keith Saroop had a wicket apiece for Unity/Lancaster Combined.
Unity/Lancaster Combined in reply were restricted to a paltry 60-9 as Albion recorded an easy 58-run victory.
Devanand Mangal’s 16 was the top score for Unity/Lancaster Combined when they replied.
Ramnarine Chattergoon got support in the bowling department from Veerasammy Permaul and Narsingh Deonarine with one wicket each.
Also in Berbice on Saturday, J.C. Chandisingh Secondary School males registered victory over Line Path Secondary, while there were walkover victories for New Amsterdam Technical
Institute (NATI) and Sans Souci Secondary, whose respective opponents in Abrams Creek Secondary and Vryman’s Erven Secondary respectively did not turn up.
Line Path Secondary took first strike and was bowled out for 37 from 9.2 overs, with Ganesh Ramdhial top scoring with 12. Loyydel Lewis was the chief destroyer with miserly figures of 4-2. Shailendra Shameer chipped in with 2-1 for J.C. Chandisingh.
The Rose Hall-based school replied with 38-1 with Shameer hitting 18 (3×4) while Madhan Budhram was left not out 13.
Corentyne Comprehensive also recorded a commanding 10- wicket victory over Agri Warriors of Essequibo in a female encounter. They dismissed their opponents for 37 from 9.3 overs, and replied with 38 without loss from a mere 3.2 overs.
Meanwhile, in Essequibo, Young Warriors took first strike and made 75-6 (10) with Satnarine Jattan making 24 as Simon Narine supported with 20. Brushie’s XI also settled on 75-8, after needing one run off the last three balls in the 10th over.
Three of their batsmen were run out, sending the match to be decided by a super over. In the super over Young Warriors posted 13-1 before restricting Brushie’s XI to 11-1 to claim victory by two runs.
Also winning on Sunday, were Essequibo’s Cotton Field Wild Oats, who defeated Progressive Youth and Dyna’s Bravados, who defeated Rising Stars XI.
In other matches, Rising Stars were routed for a measly 42 in 9.5 overs through some good bowling from pacer Mervyn Vyphuis, who captured 3-1 off 1.5 overs. He received support from Seon Sertima who bagged 2-4 off 2 overs. In reply, Dyna’s Bravados knocked off the required runs in 6.1 overs, ending on 45-5.
Progressive Youth then went down to Cotton Field Wild Oats by five wickets. Progressive Youth made 80-9 batting first with Seenauth Bissessar striking a top-score of 27, while Ricky Persaud made 15.
Rovindra Parsram grabbed 2-5 from two overs while Travis Hyman and Fazir Khan also took two wickets.
In their turn at the crease, Cotton Field Wild Oats, through some big hitting by Shiv Madholall, 20, and Parsram, 20, eased to the required target, finishing on 85-5 in 9.1 overs.
Anthony Carter picked up 2-10 from two overs.
The tournament will conclude on September 4 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, where the semi- finals of all the categories will be contested, followed by the finals. The male winners will pocket $1M while the runner-up will take home $500,000.
The female winners will take home $500,000 while the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the male and female categories will ride off with a motorcycle. The winners in the schools’ category will take home one laptop each.