YWCC into Ivan Madray 100-ball final

-Tucber Park, RHTGG battle for finals spot

Devindra Ramoutar spins Young Warriors Cricket Club into their third consecutive final.

Young Warriors Cricket Club (YWCC) continued their sublime form as they advanced to the final of the Berbice Cricket Board Ivan Madray 100-ball tournament with a victory over Albion Cricket Club by 36 runs in the first round before drawing a bye into the finals on Sunday.

YWCC booked their third straight first-division final after posting 103 from 98 balls and dismissing Albion for 67 in 13.5 overs at Albion.

YWCC were off to a slow start as national Under-19 cricketer Alex Algoo was bowled by left-arm spinner, Gourav Ramesh for 12 while Vishal Mohabir was undone by off-spinner Mahendra Chaitnarine for five.

YWCC were kept in check throughout the match with only Linden Austin (31), Mortimer Fraser (14) and Ishwar Singh (13) being the batsmen to reach double figures.

Beesham Surujnarine and Sharaz Ramcharran took two wickets each.

In the chase, Albion were rocked as left-arm seamer, Devindra Ramoutar removed Kandasammy Surujnarine for 11 after taking two wickets in successive deliveries in his previous over to leave the hosts struggling at 14-4.

Devendra Latchman with a composed 22 was the only batsman to show any resistance with Ramoutar taking 5-9 and Suresh Dhanai bagging 2-9.

In the second match of the day, Rose Hall Canje were bundled out for just 48 runs as Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets (RHTGG) Keith Simpson bagged 4-7 with support coming from Junior Sinclair (2-8) and Eon Hooper (2-8).

RHTGG needed just 42 balls to reach the small target with Sinclair returning to remain unbeaten on 18.  Vidal Crandon was not out on 13 at the other end. RHTGG reached 50-1 losing Kevin Sinclair who was caught at extra cover for 11.

The lone semifinal and the final will be played Sunday at the Port Mourant Ground. RHTGG and Tucber Park Cricket Club would clash at 09.30 hours with the winner facing YWCC in the final from 13.30 hours. The tournament is being played in memory of the late Ivan Madray, the third Berbician and member of the historic Port Mourant Cricket Club to play Test Cricket. The Madray and Chintamani families are sponsoring the tournament.

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