D’Edward crush Warriors to face Rose Hall in final

BCB/New Building Society Ltd 40-Over Cricket Tournament…

D’Edward Cricket Club of West Bank Berbice on Sunday last created history by becoming the first Club from Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) to reach the final of the New Building Society Ltd countywide 40-Over Cricket Tournament.
They defeated the favourites, Young Warriors Cricket Club (YWCC) of Canje by nine wickets at the D’Edward Cricket Ground in one of the semi-finals.
The home team won the toss and invited the YWCC to take first strike. They lost National Under-19 player Alex Algoo, Ricardo Ramdial, Vishal Mohabir and Trevon Stanislaus to be reduced to 31- 4, but steady batting from former National Under-19 batsman Sanjay Khan (36) and skipper Suresh Dhanai spearheaded them to 160 all out in 39.4 overs.
Khemraj struck three huge sixes and a boundary while Dhanai also struck three sixes and two boundaries. Aaron Beharry supported with 22 and Carl Gilegous scored 10. D’Edward medium pacer Keith Fraser took 2-24 and Heeralall Bridgelall, 4-5 while Devindra Lalsa, Hemraj Harilall, Narin Rampersaud, and Ramesh Boodram all took a wicket each.
D’Edward Cricket Club, in response, raced to 164 for 1 in just 18.5 overs as Altaf Khan blazed his way to 75 with four boundaries and five sixes. His fellow opener, Lakeraj Sookra was unbeaten on 74 with three boundaries and seven maximums as the pair shared a 150-run opening partnership over 17 overs.
Khan was dismissed by left-arm medium pacer Devendra Ramoutar, who ended with one wicket for 26. Bridgelall was the other unbeaten batsman with three runs when victory was achieved.
The final between D’Edward and Rose Hall Town Bakewell will be played on Sunday, March 17 at the Albion Community Centre Ground from 11:00h.