At the Port Mourant Community Centre Ground, a vocal gathering supported local boy Rampertab Ramnauth on Sunday last in their clash against Demerara Cricket Club (DCC).
The West Indies Under-15 batting sensation took full responsibility to lead his team to a four-wicket win in the Under-15 40-over match with an unbeaten innings of 81, which was decorated with six fours. Batting first, DCC reached 139-8 in their allotted overs. Opening batsman Romeo Deonarine top-scored with 32, but his blooming innings ended when he was forced to retire hurt.
His fellow opener, Jadan Campbell supported with 17, and along with Captain Jonathan Van Lange (20), was the only batsman to offer some resistance on the flat wicket in the fairly large outfield. Berbice youth spinner Salim Khan had 3-18 in his eight overs, which included two maidens.
Ramnauth, who spoke to this reporter after his reliable innings, stated that he was under pressure, but held his composure in the chase. He opened the batting with his brother, Rampersaud Ramnauth, 11, and no other Port Mourant batsman surpassed double digits.
The left-handed West Indies Under-15 batsman, who is also eligible for the 2020 West Indies Under-15 team struck six sweetly timed fours in his match-winning knock as Port Mourant ended victoriously on 140-6. These teams will meet in a return fixture shortly. (Brandon Corlette)