GCB Male U19 Super50: Berbice and Demerara triumph on Day 1

Rampertab Ramnauth

Berbice and Demerara with their determination to succeed managed to secure victories on day one of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Male Under-19 Super50 tournament, which saw scores of runs and wickets on show on Friday.
At the Lusignan Ground, Demerara managed to bag their first victory as they conquered the Select XI, winning by nine wickets as they showed their drive for success with that bat in hand and ball in hand.
The Select XI managed to win the toss and sent the Demerara outfit in to field. Demerara took full advantage of the opportunity and managed to bowl the Select XI out for 100 in 33.0 overs, within two hours and eight minutes, with Justin Doobay leading the batting attack as he managed to top-score with 23 runs supported by Nityanand Matura (19) and Shiloh Adams (17).
Wavell Allen and Riyad Latiff performed excessively with the ball in their hand as they both managed to take a hat-trick of wickets with Alvin Mohabir taking two wickets as Anthony Lim and Krsna Singh took one wicket each respectively.
Satchin Balgobin came out and performed for Demerara, narrowly missing a half-century with 46 runs while his opening partner Romeo Deonarine stroked the ball around the ground as he scored a magnificent 53 runs.

Salim Khan

Matura managed to be persistent as he proved to be the lone wicket-taker for the Select XI in their nine-wicket loss.
The Essequibo outfit fell victim to the Berbicians’ class and determination as they secured a seven-wicket victory at the Malteenoes Sports Ground, Thomas Lands.
The Berbicians managed to win the toss and elected to field which went in their favour as they managed to bowl out Essequibo for 108 runs in 34.5 overs within two hours, with Shahid Viera leading the batting for Essequibo with 25 runs followed by Jadon Campbell with 24 runs and Rajindra Ramballi with 21 runs.
A Man-of-the-Match performance came from Berbician Salim Khan as he managed to disturb his opponent’s stumps on three occasions followed by Kuma Deopersaud and Sanjay Algoo taking two wickets each.
Berbice, in 21.5 overs and one hour and 35 minutes, managed to chase down the score, putting on an impressive performance with the bat as Rampertab Ramnauth struck the ball for 27 runs. He gained support from Rashad Gaffur with 22 runs and Damion Cecil with 31 runs.
Bruce Vincent with his line and length, along with his consistency, managed to take two wickets to give his team a sense of hope along with Golcharran Chulai disturbing the bails on the wicket on one occasion.
The tournament will continue on Sunday.