Rampertab, Pottaya lead respective charts after 2 rounds
Dave West Indian Imports U-15 Inter-county tournament…
– Round 3 continues today at Everest, Lusignan
By Brandon Corlette
After two rounds of matches, the youngsters have shown signs of consistency in
the Dave West Indian Imports Under-15 Inter-county tournament.
The action will continue today, with undefeated Demerara taking on Essequibo at Everest while the President’s XI will play Berbice at Lusignan.
Berbice’s extravagant opening batsman, Rampertab Ramnauth is the only batsman with a century thus far and he is the leading run-scorer. Rampertab had scores of 37 and 147* against Demerara and Essequibo respectively. The left-handed opener, who hails from Port Mourant, has 184 runs.
Demerara’s Jadan Campbell is in second position on the runs chart with scores of
35 and 81 against Berbice and the President’s XI respectively. After Campbell’s 116 runs in two rounds, his Demerara teammate, Zachary Jodah is in third position with 64 runs.
Jodah, who represented Guyana at the U-15 level previously, scored an unbeaten 53 in Round Two and grabbed three wickets in his Player-of-the-Match performance. Windies U-16 player Mavindra Dindyal with scores of 22 and 41 is fourth, compiling 63 runs in total.
President’s XI top-order batsman Anthony Khan is fifth on the batting charts with 60 runs in two matches while Berbice’s Tameshwar Mohabir has 58 runs in two matches. In the bowling department, after the two matches, impressive off-spinner Matthew Pottaya is the leading wicket-taker with seven wickets; he had match hauls of 4-27 against Demerara and 3-12 against Essequibo.
The most reliable bowler of the President’s XI, Sachin Balgobin is second to
Pottaya; he has five wickets after grabbing 4-13 and 1-42 in two matches. Demerara’s off-spinner, Krsna Singh, who bowls with great control, turn and bounce, has four wickets in two matches. His Player-of-the-Match haul of 3-14 was his highlight thus far. President’s XI Nityanand Mathura is in fourth position on the bowlers’ chart with 2-19 and 1-38 in two matches.
The likes of senior players in Isaiah Thorne, Dindyal and Alvin Mohabir are hungry to have a significant impact on the game in Round Three. After Round Three is completed, the top two teams on the points table will clash in the final on Saturday, March 2 at the Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda.