Rose Hall Town Tigers and Ramnarine Memorial have advanced further in the 2019 Berbice Cricket Board/Spready’s Snackette 100 Balls Cricket Tournament for teams in the Lower and Central Corentyne Sub-zone.
Rose Hall Town Tigers defeated Belvedere United by seven wickets while Ramnarine Memorial cruised past Chesney by nine wickets.
Playing at the Toopoo Ground, Belvedere United were bowled out for a meagre 45 runs from 10 overs as left-arm spinner Rondhall Lewis took eight wickets for six runs in a remarkable spell of spin bowling. It is the best-ever bowling figure for any bowler in the entire Ancient County.
Khemraj Mahadeo and skipper Turbhuwan Jagdeo supported with a wicket each. In reply, Rose Hall Town Tigers reached 46 for 3 in seven overs, with Mark Papannah (19) being the principal scorer. L Bisram (2-2) and T Khemraj (1-18) were the wicket-takers for Belvedere.
In the other match played, newcomers Ramnarine Memorial defeated Chesney by nine wickets at the Chesney Ground. One of the Tournament’s favourites was restricted to 98 for 9 in their allotted 100 Balls with former national player Imran Khan top-scoring with 39 while S Bacchus and S Khan supported.
Paul Tyndall, R Pottaya and M Tyndall took two wickets each for Ramnarine Memorial. Needing to score 99 runs from 100 Balls, the visitors raced to 104 for 1 from just 14 overs as Paul Tyndall returned with the bat to blast 51 not out, with three boundaries and two huge sixes. D Baldeo supported with 43 not out.
Ramnarine Memorial would not clash with Fyrish in the semi-finals while Rose Hall Town Tigers would play the winner of the Courtland versus Port Mourant second-round match in the other semi-finals.
Powerhouses Rose Hall Town Bakewell and Albion Community Centre have been debarred from this Tournament in an effort to allow other teams an opportunity to win a major tournament.