Unbeaten Demerara clinch U19 Super50 championship

Demerara are the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) male Under-19 Super50 Champions

Dominant Demerara extended their unbeaten run in the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) Male U19 Super50 Championship with a 7-wicket victory against Berbice, to lift the coveted title before euphoric supporters at the Malteenoes Sports Club Ground in Thomas Lands.
The Demerara outfit won the toss and elected to field; and went on to restrict the firepower of the Berbice batting attack to 90 runs all out within 19 overs, as Rampersaud Ramnauth led the scoring with 19 runs and Afraz Budhoo contributed 15 runs.
Jonathan Van Lange with his line and length consistency proved to be pivotal in the Demerara bowling attack, as he managed to disturb his opponents’ stumps on seven occasions; and Anthon Lim, Krsna Singh, and Neeran Bani each took one wicket.

Jonathan Van Lange copped a 7-wicket haul

With a target of 91 runs set, Demerara employed a simple approach, Captain Mavindra Dindyal striking the ball to all parts of the ground as he carried his team across the finish line in slamming 31 runs. Romeo Deonarine contributed 22 runs to the Demerara cause.
Afraz Budhoo, Kumar Deopersaud and Matthew Pottaya continued to be consistent with the ball, each claiming one Demerara wicket.
Speaking to the media after the game, Demerara Captain Dindyal praised Van Lange’s 7-wicket haul as the catalyst to their title victory.
“I think it was a good spell. Earlier, the wicket was not giving us a lot. I think he came and put the ball in good areas, got the ball to swing deep, and I think the figures speak for themselves… Exceptionally well, and I think that is the reason we won this championship,” Dindyal has said.
The Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) male Under-19 Super50 tournament served as a preparation tournament, giving selectors a group to choose from in selecting the Guyana U19 Team to represent the Land of Many Waters in St Vincent and the Grenadines soon.