The semifinals of the 2011 Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Busta Champion of Champions Tournament will be played tomorrow between Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Gizmos & Gadgets and Blairmont at the Area “H” ground and the Port Mourant Karibee Rice and Edinburgh at the Port Mourant ground.
The four teams had all registered easy victories in their opening rounds to reach the semifinals and two high class matches are expected.
At the Area “H” ground, six-time defending champions Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets will start as heavy favourites with players like Assad Fudadin, Royston Crandon, Delbert Hicks, Dominic Rikhi, Clinton Pestano, Khemraj Mahadeo, Rajiv Ivan, Jason Sinclair and Shawn Pereira.
The batting lineup is powerful on paper with Renwick Batson, Hicks, Fudadin, Crandon, Sinclair, Ivan and Eon Hooper. Medium pacers Batson and Clinton Pestano will spearhead the bowling with support coming from off-spinners Crandon, Loyydel Lewis, Fudadin, Hooper and leg spinner Shawn Pereira.
Blairmont will depend heavily on Romain Budhram, Wagar Hassan, Nick Ramsaroop, Karamchand Bissoondyal and Parmanand Ramdan.
At the Port Mourant Cricket Club ground, a close encounter is expected between Port Mourant Karibee Rice and Edinburgh. Port Mourant’s challenge will be carried by Andre Percival, Moshin Perkhan, Robert Moore, Bhojnarine Persaud, Shastri Persaud, Devendra Thakurdeen and Shameer Khan.
However, Edinburgh have proven over and over again to be no walkover. In their line-up are the evergreen Riad Ally, Danny David, Sasenarine Sukhdeo, Shafiq Khan and Zaheer Hussain.
All matches are scheduled to bowl off at 09:30 hrs.