BCB Under-17 tournament: Bharat’s centuries lead RHT ‘A’ to successive victories

…Reddy takes hat-trick for Rose Hall Town ‘B’

Berbice youth player Romesh Bharat has struck two beautifully-timed centuries to lead his team, Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘A’, to victories in the Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB’s) Under-17 inter-club tournament.
The talented right-handed batsman scored 119 versus Skeldon, and followed up with 130 versus Scottsburg at the Area H ground. His teammate Raj Tika took 5 for 25 versus Scottsburg, while promising all-rounder Leon Reddy took a hat trick to lead Rose Hall Town ‘B’ to a 7-wicket victory over Whim, both in the same tournament.

Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘A’

Bharat also scored a vital 48 not out to lead his team to victory over arch-rival Port Mourant.
Against Skeldon, Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘A’ scored 291 all out in 50 overs, with Bharrat’s 119 Matthew Pereira’s 29 and Kulmalchan Ramnaris’s 18 being the principal scores. In reply, Skeldon were bowled out for 179, to lose by 112 runs. The best bowlers of Rose Hall Town Bakewell team were Ramnaris, with 2 for 29; Bharrat, with 3 for 31; Deeraj Ramjit, with 2 for 36; and Raj Tika, with 2 for 27.
Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘B’ defeated Whim by 7 wickets at the Whim ground. They registered their first victory of the tournament after losing to Albion ‘A’ in the opening round match.

Romesh Barratt

Batting first, Whim amassed 139 all out in 33 overs, with Melvin Deodat scoring 31 and Dasrat scoring 44. Ian Balkaran chipped in with 15.
Medium pacer Leon Reddy took six for 31 from 10 overs, while Darwin McKenzie took 2 for 23 and off-spinner Balraj Narine took 2 for 25 in offering good support.
In response, Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘B’ reach 144 in 27.3 overs, with national under-13 player Tameshwar Deonadan finishing unbeaten on 46, while Reddy scored 25 not out to complete a good all-round performance. Arian Dasrat took two for 46 in a losing cause.
Playing against Scottsburg, Barratt stroked 15 sweetly timed boundaries in his 113 to lead Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘A’ to a massive 315 all out in 49.3 overs. He received vital support from national player Sohil Mohammed, with 24; Ramzan Koobir, with 24; Matthew Pereira, with 20; Akash Sookraj, with 15; Raj Tika, with 20; Rafael McKenzie, with 20; and Deeraj Ramjit, with 15 not out.
Bowling for Scottsburg Ramotar’s 2 for 61, Rovin Doodnauth’s 2 for 33, and Damahal’s 2 for 53 were the principal bowling contributions in the sweltering heat. In reply, Scottsburg were shot out for 57 in 16 overs, with Raj Tika claiming 5 for 25, while Deeraj Ramjit took 3 for 8 from 4 overs and pacer Rafael McKenzie took 2 for 11.
Rose Hall Town Bakewell ‘A’ defeated Port Mourant in their lineup to decide the winner of Zone D. Port Mourant, batting first, amassed 122 all out in 27.3 overs, after rain had forced the umpires to reduce the match to 30 overs per side.
Vishal Williams top-scored with a brilliant 56, which included five fours and a six. He received support from Devendra Samaroo with 20 and Robin Budwa with 10.
The best bowlers for Rose Hall Town Bakewell were Berbice under-15 spinner Kulmalchan Ramnaris with 4 for 16, Romesh Barratt with 2 for 16, and Deeraj Ramjit with 2 for 13. In response, Bharrat led from the front with a fighting 48 not out to achieve victory at 125 for 8 off 28.2 overs. He received support from Matthew Pereira Sohil Mohammed and Rafael McKenzie, who each scored 15 runs.
Devendra Samaroo’s 2 for 25, Rovin Budwa’s 2 for 16, and Jacob’s 2 for 25 were the best bowling figures for Port Mourant.