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BCB/Nand Persaud Co Female Cricket Tournament…
A brilliant performance from all-rounder Mariam Samaroo spearheaded the Rose Hall Town Metro Female team to an easy 110-run victory over West Berbice in the final of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB)/Nand Persaud Co 25-Over Female Tournament.
Rose Hall Town Metro won the toss and elected to bat first on the lightning-fast Hampshire Ground. West Indies training camp selectee Shabiki Gajnabi and Samaroo added 80 for the first wicket before Gajnabi was caught for a well-played 68 which included seven boundaries and five huge sixes. Samaroo played within herself for a mature 44 (five boundaries) while Oma Matadin (10) and West Indies batter Shemaine Campbelle (12) reached double figures as Rose Hall Town Metro reached 168 for 8 from their allotted overs.
K Fraser and Lafona Gilegous took three wickets apiece for 31 and 27 respectively while Tremayne Smartt, playing as a guest player, took 2 for 20. West Berbice, in response, had very limited opportunities to score freely as Rose Hall Town Metro capitalised on their opportunities. They were restricted to 58 for 7 in their 25 overs, with none of their batters reaching double figures. T Solomon and L Fraser both top-scored with 9. Samaroo returned with the ball to take 2 for 5 while West Indies left-arm pacer Erva Giddings had 2 for 11. Plaffiana Millington, Dian Prahalad and Sherica Campbelle each took a wicket apiece.
BCB President Hilbert Foster praised Rose Hall Town Metro for emerging as the Berbice female cricket champions in the three-team Tournament. Foster also hailed the Nand Persaud Group of Companies for its continued support of cricket in Berbice. Special mention was made of General Manager Mohindra Persaud, who was described as a true friend of sports in Berbice. The BCB boss stated that while his Board was the only one in Guyana to organise female cricket in 2018, 2019 would see a minimum of three tournaments for females. He committed the Board to being very proactive in promoting female cricket in the Ancient County and called on the female players to be more committed and disciplined.