The Rose Hall Town team completely outplayed the University of Guyana (UG) Elites (Berbice campus) in their opening match of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) Let’s Bet 100 Ball Tournament.
More than one million dollars has been contributed towards staging of this tournament, which was officially opened by “Let’s Bet” Brand Ambassador Rawle Toney and other representatives of the Guyana Lotto Company. Teams began playing their opening matches across various venues from yesterday.
In the match mentioned above, which was played at the ‘Area H’ Ground in Rose Hall Town, the UG Elites took first strike, but were bundled out for a mere 96 runs scored in 15.3 overs. Romeo Lynch, batting at number eight, top-scored with 20, which included two maximums.
Although the Rose Hall Town team employed pace from both ends, with former Guyana Under-19 speedster Sylus Tyndall rocking the Elites with his pace, the spinners were the ones who took the wickets. Left-arm spinner Keith Simpson took 2-8 in two overs, while Guyana Under-19 player Junior Sinclair also took two wickets. Simon Naidu, Kevin Sinclair and veteran Collis Butts, son of former West Indies spinner Clyde Butts, each took a wicket.
RHT continued their dominance in the second innings to end UG’s debut match in BCB tournaments in seven overs.
The Sinclair cousins, Junior and Kevin, played the end game, smashing 47 and 43 respectively. Kevin hit seven fours and two sixes in his 47, while Junior’s 43 included four boundaries and three sixes. They completed the chase of 97 in 42 balls. (Brandon Corlette)