Bush Lot Rising Star batsman Sumnath Bharrat hammered an explosive half century against Edinburgh as his team won both of their matches in last weekend’s Universal DVD first division T20 competition which continued
its rescheduled fixtures throughout Berbice. Most of the scheduled matches in the tournament had to be revised owing to the weather but resumed Saturday and Sunday at grounds across the county.
Playing at Bush Lot against Edinburgh, Bharrat blasted 84 from a mere 36 deliveries with six fours and seven sixes.
Together with Asif Khan who chipped in with 29, the two added 100 for the third wicket off just 10.1 overs and steered Bush Lot to 166 for 4 in their 15 Overs.
In reply Edinburgh succumbed for a miserable 58 in 14 overs with Rocky Seebarran’s 20 the top score. Pacer Dellon Joseph took 3 for 2 from three overs while off-spinners Khan and Javed Saywack each ended with figures of 2 for 8 from three overs as Bush Lot Rising Star triumphed by 108 runs. In the second match former Guyana Under-17 all-rounder Keno Gravesande grabbed 3 for 15 and then scored a vital 27 to lead Bush Lot Rising Star to an upset six wicket win over West Berbice.
West Berbice batted first and scored 112 all out in 17.2 overs with Keith Fraser 25 the top scorer. Dellon Joseph bagged 3 for 28 from four overs and Gravesande 3 for 15.
Bush Lot Rising Star in reply scored 113 for 4 in 17.2 overs with Gravesande 27, the principal scorer. Pacer Keon Joseph bagged 3 for 24 and Brandon Bess 2 for 19.
The following day West Berbice completed a bad weekend by suffering another upset, this time at the hands of Skeldon Community Centre losing by two wickets despite medium pacer Keith Fraser taking 3 for 23 and 45 not out at the top of the order.
The match was reduced to 13 overs-a-side due to late preparation and saw Skeldon Community Centre, batting first, making 99 all out in exactly 13 overs with Totaram Ramoutar 38 and Calvin France 32 the top scorers.
Fraser 3 for 23, Bess 2 for 17 and former Guyana Under-19 pacer Raun Johnson 2 for 20 were the wicket takers.