Spartans, Caribs among winners

—BCB/NBS second division, limited - overs tournament

The Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/New Building Society 40-overs division-two, round robin tournament continued in the Ancient County with 10 matches.

At No. 72 Ground, the home side No. 72 All Stars lost to No. 70 Spartans by 88 runs.

Batting first, Thameshwar Ramoutar (37) helped his side to 159 all out in 34.1 overs. A. Hemchand took 4-31.

All Stars were dismissed for 71 in 15.2 overs with Naeem Yacoob taking 5-10.

Yakusari Caribs defeated Yakusari Horizon by 73 runs at Yakusari.

Caribs scored 143 in 20 overs with C. Iyana top scoring with 34 while Naipaul Iyana bagged 5-10 to reduce Horizon to 70 all out in 19.2 overs.

At No 69 ground, Young Blood Cricket Club were beaten by five wickets by home team, Red Rose who reached the target of 143-5.

Deoraj Rampersaud stroking 70.

Earlier, Young Blood were limited to 142 all out with Rampersaud taking 3-26 and Deodat Seeram, Tarrick Chaitram and Trishan Narinedat taking two wickets each.

No. 70 MYO were also in winners row after conquering No. 71 by eight wickets. No. 71 batted first and were bundled out for 111 in 27.5 overs with Ahmad Khan (2-21), Areef Khan (2-29), Asardeen Mohamed (2-18) and Jameel Asad (2-3) ripping through the line up before

Asad returned to smashed 49 to lead MYO to 112-2 in just 16 overs.

Also, Cut and Load Cricket Club defeated No. 73 Young Warriors Cricket Club by five wickets. Young Warriors scampered to 94 all out in 34 overs.

Rishi Persaud snatched 3-11 and Imran Khan, 3-16 before Persaud returned with bat in hand to smack 53 and see Cut and Load reach 95-5 in 10 overs despite a fightback from Azad Mohamed (2-15) and Ganesh Singh (2-27).

No. 48 Challengers survived a late scare to beat No. 43 Scorpions by two wickets. Playing at home, Challengers restricted Scorpions to 205 in 34.3 overs with S. Dairam (67) and A. Grant (50) doing the bulk of the scoring despite A. Lensankar’s 3-33 and M. Drepaul’s 2-21 spells.

Challengers lost consistent wickets with Jaipaul Sewnauth 3-39 and Devind Baldeo 3-12 being virtually unplayable but it was Muesh Lalu who took control of the match with a responsible 94 to steer his team to 206-8.

At Courtland, Chesney Cricket Club defeated Courtland Cricket Club by six wickets.

Courtland managed 126 in 21.4 overs with Jermaine Cort top scoring with 31 and Imran Khan and S. Khan taking 4-38 and 3-6 respectively. In reply, Chesney reached 129-4 in 17 overs with Pavindra Somwaru stroking 58 and Cort ending with 3-16.

At Fyrish, the home side defeated Kilcoy by 51 runs with Fyrish posting 171 in 27 overs before limited Kilcoy to 120 in 20 overs despite K. Ramnarain scoring 54 as R. Ramcharran (3-10) and K. Roopnarine (3-34) getting among the wickets. At Goed Bananen Land, Young Warriors Cricket Club defeated BG Triple Star Cricket Club by 27 runs. Young Warriors posted 185 in 33 overs with Alex Algoo top scoring with 30. S. Khan (27) and Devindra Ramoutar (20).

BG Triple Star were then dismissed for 158 all out in 27.3 overs. K. Sobhai made 47 and K. Gangaram 42.

Devindra Ramoutar ended with 5-44.

In the last match, at Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai Cricket Club defeated Bermine Cricket Club by 23 runs. Mount Sinai reached 180 all out in 33.5 overs with R. Mc Andrew (27), S. Daniels (24) and R. Barrington (36) being the main scorers. However that was enough as Bermine were skittled out for 157 in 29.4 overs with S. Daniels snaring 6-34.

The tournament will see the teams being divided into 17 zones with the top team in each zone going on to the Playoff stage.

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