BCB/UCCA/Vitality Inc T20 tournament: #72 Cut and Load defeat Dukestown Warriors to clinch title
A brilliant fast bowling spell from Davendra Juggernauth, who returned figures of 6 for 12 off 4 overs, led #72 Cut and Load to an 11-run win over their opposition, Dukestown Warriors, at the #69 Vikings Cricket Ground over the last weekend.
The match was played before a sizeable crowd which turned out to witness the highly anticipated BCB/UCCA/Vitality Inc Finals between #72 Cut and Load and Dukestown Warriors.
#72 Cut and Load, batting first after winning the toss, reached 118 all out from 20 overs, with Davendra Chatterpaul scoring 35, Kadil Agit 25, and extras contributing a mammoth 30 runs. Bowling for Dukestown Warriors, Errol Byass grabbed 2 for 32 off 4 overs, Wayne Garnett took 2 for 29 off 4 overs, and Boodram Sookdeo took 2 for 15 off 4 overs.
In reply, Dukestown Warriors socred 107 all out in 19 overs, with Clavern Beresford scoring 35, Jamal Byass 19, and N. Richard 11 as the principal scorers. Bowling for #72 Cut and Load, Davendra Juggernauth claimed 6 for 12 off 4 overs, and Sieraj Chatterpaul supported with 2 for 21 off 4 overs.
#72 Cut and Load carried home the championship trophy and the winning cheque, while a very disappointed Dukestown Warriors received the runners-up cheque and trophy.
President of the Berbice Cricket Board, Hilbert Foster, congratulated the champions and wished the runners-up better luck in the future. He also thanked the sponsors, Vitality Inc’s Messrs Surein Sawh and Abbas Hamid, who came on board to make the tournament the great success that it was.
The BCB took the opportunity to hand over cricket gear to a newly formed youth club in the area, while the RHTY&SC donated a total of 28 scorebooks to the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association for distribution to clubs in the area.
Foster also announced that another tournament – Vishu Super Store 40-over round robin – would start shortly.