Simpson, batsmen flatten U-17s

GCB/Hand-in-Hand U-19, 50-Over Inter-County RD1
Berbice completed a resounding 9-wicket win over the Under-17 Select in the rain-affected opening round of the 50-Over leg of this year’s inter-county competition over at Tuschen.

Keith Simpson receiving his award from match official Arleigh Rutherford

A smooth spell of 3-14 from MVP spinner Keith Simpson saw Berbice again flex their bowling muscles to knock over the young team for just 61 runs in 18.4 overs. Opener Sachin Singh was top-scorer with 28.
Simpson was duly supported by left-arm spinner Kelvin Umrao, who ended with three wickets; and skipper Kevlon Anderson, who snatched a pair.
Rain almost delivered the same fate to the contest as it did when it forced the clash at Everest between Demerara and Essequibo to be washed out, but that did not deter Berbice, replying to their meagre target, from speeding to 63-1.

Despite inclement conditions, in-form opener Alex Algoo smashed two fours and three sixes in his 29, while partner Junior Sinclair carved two fours and two sixes in his 28 not-out, as the pair did most of the work during the chase, to take their team home with ease.
Round two’s action is set for Tuesday.