Home Sports 6 Berbicians in Jaguars Regional 4-Day squad
– BCB President jubilant
With the Regional 4-Day tournament starting in two days’ time, Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) President Hilbert Foster is elated that six Berbicians are in the 4-Day squad.
More competitive cricket has been played under this new administration, and outstanding Berbicians have been rewarded with selection.
The industrious BCB President wishes the six first-class players success on their selection, and hopes their team would continue dominating Regional Cricket, winning the title for the fifth time. Clinton Pestano, Romario Shepherd, Keon Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Veerasammy Permaul and Anthony Bramble have gained selection for the first round against the Windward Islands Volcanoes, scheduled for December 6.
Veerasammy Permaul, who represents the Albion Sports Complex, is the most experienced of the selectees, capturing 444 wickets in his 103 first class matches. Wicket-keeper batsman Anthony Bramble, who plays for Albion Sports Complex, has 48 first class matches beneath his belt, with nine half-centuries and one tremendous century; 196*. Tucber Park’s Romario Shepherd has also been selected. The aggressive fast bowling all-rounder has played eleven 4- Day matches for Guyana Jaguars thus far, picking up 30 wickets, with best bowling figures of 5-40. Pestano, who plays for Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, has played only two first class matches thus far, but has looked promising in recent times. A fast bowler, Pestano has picked up a hat trick in the Regional Super 50 Tournament, and has been in tremendous form.
However, 4-Day cricket is a different ball game, and he will be aiming to transfer his white ball form in the upcoming 4-Day tournament. Keon Joseph, an unsung hero, is the more experienced fast bowler. He plays for West Berbice, and has played 38 first class matches for the Jaguars thus far, picking up 98 wickets at an average of 26.90. The 23-year-old spin ace Gudakesh Motie has been a regular selection, playing 24 matches and picking up 85 wickets in his blooming career.
Berbice Test players Devandra Bishoo and Shimron Hetmyer may join the squad in the latter part of the 4-Day tournament. (Brandon Corlette)