Berbice U19 were crowned Inter-County three-day champions after playing unbeaten in this year’s Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance/Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) U19 Inter-County three-day tournament.
The newly crowned champions drew their final match against the National U17’s at the Everest Cricket Club Ground, Camp Road, yesterday.
They had earlier in the tournament, earned wins against Demerara and Essequibo.
Berbice, who dethroned Demerara for this year’s title, resumed the final day on 198 – 4, leading the national U17s by 263 runs.
Right-hander Kevlon Anderson, who resumed the day on 73, ended unbeaten on 120 as Berbice declared their innings closed on 295 – 8, gaining a lead of 360 runs.
Anderson struck 15 fours and a solitary maximum in a fine innings to record the third century of the tournament.
Steve Deonarine who resumed the day on 19, was dismissed for 30.
Skipper Sachin Singh (2-19) from nine overs, was the pick of the bowlers while leg-spinner Niran Bissu (2-44) and Nigel Deodat (2-65) were also among the wickets.
The national U17’s in their second innings batted well with Singh and 13-year-old Mavendra Dindyal (32) added 84 for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed.
The juniors eventually ended on 123 – 3 form 54 overs when play was called off on the final day, thereby resulting in the match ending in a draw.
Singh remained unbeaten on 68 in gritty knock with included nine fours and a maximum while Kevin Sinclair (2-12) increased his reputation as an emerging all-rounder.