A magnificent all round performance from former Berbice youth player Kevon Jawahir lead his team Blairmont Cricket Club to a massive victory over Bush Lot (Hemraj) in the only first round match of the two-day first division cricket competition for teams in Berbice.
At Blairmont Estate Ground, the host scored a massive 307 all out in their first innings with Jawahir leading the way with a magnificent century, 156 not out (26×4; 2×6). He got support from national under-19 opener Zameer Inshan with 37 and national youth opener Javid Karim with 23. R Thakarran took 2 for 32 and skipper Rajbance Hemraj 2 for 43 bowling for Bush Lot.
In reply, the visitors were shot out for a disappointing 115 in their first innings with only A. Mathabeek offering any resistance with 25. Jawahir came back with the ball and confused all the batsmen with his leg breaks taking 5 for 26. He got support from Shabeer Baksh with 2 for 18 and Derrick McAlmon 2 for 21.
Batting a second time, the home team raced to 188 for 9 declared with Inshan 50, Baksh 31 and Glasgow 26 being the principle scorers. Bowling for Bush Lot, B. Jaikarran took 4 for 35 and C. Harry 3 for 66.
In their second turn at the crease the visitors again failed to put up a fight being bowled out for 145 with only the consistent Mathabeek offering any resistance, making 69. Tormentor Jawahir took 5 more wickets to end with 10 wickets for 62 runs in the match. Baksh took 3 for 35.
In the only game played in the Tenelec Inc. 50 Over First Division Cricket Competition, Blairmont CC whipped the other Bush Lot team by 53 runs. Blairmont batted first and made just 119. Seon Glasgow scored 42 to offer the only fight. C McKenzie took 2 for 22 bowling for Bush Lot.
In reply, Bush Lot was bundled out for 66. All rounder Jawahir continued his fine form by taking 4 for 7. Left arm spinner Waqar Hassan with 3 for 16 and Derrick McAlmon 3 for 22 provided support.
A Guyana Times sports report published today said the Board is finding it difficult to seek a single sponsor for this very important competition and as such, this initiative. It stated too that the Board is appealing to any businesses or individuals in and out of Guyana to assist in the smooth running of this competition by making a contribution. (Contact can made on telephone numbers 623-6875 or 333-2375. Emails can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected])
The Board also issued a special ‘thank you’ to its current sponsors – National Sports Commission, Office of the Prime Minister, Chris Lachman and Rajendra Ramlall of the USA and other friends of Berbice cricket.
The tournament continues this Saturday and Sunday with the following matches:
ZONE A, BUSH LOT (HEMRAJ) vs BUSH LOT ( SAYWACK) AT BUSH LOT
ZONE B, YOUNG WARRIORS vs POLICE AT CUMBERLAND, TUCBER PARK BYE.
ZONE C, ALBION vs PORT MOURANT AT ALBION