Albion Community Centre on the backs of a half century from Jonathan Foo and a five-wicket haul from Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai scored a comprehensive 72-run win over Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets (RHTG&G) when the inaugural Berbice River Bridge Company first division limited overs knock-out competition resumed last Wednesday at the Albion Community Development Centre ground.
The tournament was halted at the semi-final stage for nearly four months due to the prolonged rainy season and upon its resumption, Albion duly recorded the comfortable win.
Foo, the former Guyana T20 player, slammed a matching-winning 73 while national U19 left-arm spinner Motie-Kanhai, who a day after the match departed for the Saqlain Mushtaq three-week bowling camp in Barbados, snapped up 5 for 16 from 7.2 overs.
Reduced to 45 overs-a-side due to a late start, RHTG&G won the toss sent Albion to take first strike.
An opening stand of 83 between former West Indies opening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon and former U19 player Kandasammy Surujnarine with 39 and 35 respectively along with Foo’s lower order assault enable Albion to total 224 for 9.
After the opening pair departed in quick succession, Albion then lost Narsingh Deonarine (4), and national wicket-keeper, Anthony Bramble who fell for 2.
With the score 124 for 4 in 25.1 overs, Foo came to the rescue by firstly putting on 52 for the fifth wicket with former West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo (26) and then 39 for the sixth wicket with Berbice U19 batsman David Latchaya (24).
Foo struck five fours and two sixes as West Indies ‘A’ batsman Assad Fudadin grabbed 3 for 51 from nine overs and off-spinner Eon Hooper 3 for 31 also from nine overs.
In reply, RHTG&G slumped to 148 all out in 38.2 overs. Former Berbice batsman Renwick Batson (52) and Guyana U19 wicket-keeper/batsman Askay Homraj (18) put on 39 for the first wicket in just 5.5 overs.
Fudadin (29) and Batson added 67 before Fudadin was caught behind off Motie-Kanhai at 106 for 2.
Batson was then removed by Bishoo after striking five fours and a six and Rajiv Ivan (11) was also dismissed cheaply as Rose Hall Town lost their last eight wickets for just 42 runs.
Sharaz Ramcharran supported Motie Kanhai by grabbing 3 for 19.
The final match is set for this Sunday between the Cumberland team, Young Warriors and Albion who will duke it out at a venue that will be announced at a later date.