An all-round performance from Guyana under-15 skipper Bhaskar Yadram playing in his first club match for Berbice, gave Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes the edge over No. 73 Young Warriors, earning them a place in the semi-finals of the 2013 Tenelec Inc Cricket Competition in Berbice.
In the quarter-final match that was played at No. 73, Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes took first innings honours from No. 73 Young Warriors in the match which ended in a draw.
Choosing to bat first, Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes made 138 all-out in their first innings after Yadram top scored with 41, Kevon Anderson got 30 not-out and Haifa Walters, 25. Bowling for No. 73 Young Warriors, Abdul Ajib took 4 for 15 and Vickram Laljit 3 for 11.
In reply, the No. 73 Young Warriors were strangled by the leg spin of Yadram who snared 8 wickets for 5 runs from 7 overs including 4 maidens. They were bowled out for a measly 51 with only Taleshwar Baichan with 16 and Sahif Jamesay, 13, reaching double figures.
Batting a second time, Rose Hall Town Farfan & Mendes reached 100 for 9 and saw Yadram run out after again top scoring this time with 21. Jamesay took 5 for 40 and Ajib 2 for 15.
Edinburgh also advanced to the semi-finals, after defeating Achievers on first innings in their drawn quarter-final. In that match, which was played in Edinburgh, Achievers chose to bat first and made 104 all-out in their first innings with Joseph Nicholson scoring 27.
Bowling for Edinburgh, Ishwar Mangru took 4 for 34, Joel Seiteram 3 for 52 and Raffik Latif 2 for 10. Edinburgh replied with 119 all-out in their first innings with Raffik Latif top-scoring with 32 N.O, while Nicholson took 4 for 19 and Titus Webster 4 for 33 for Achievers.
Achievers in their 2nd innings made 129 for 3 declared with Makesh Ramroop 64 N.O and Titus Webster 38. Mangru took 2 for 44. With just 40 minutes play left, Edinburgh was 31 for 2 at the close.