first_img… RHT Tigers reach Lower Corentyne semifinals.THE packed Berbice 2019 cricket season continued last weekend with several important matches being completed despite heavy rainfall which affected several fixtures.Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) is aiming to complete all of the tournaments it started in 2019 including the Guyana Lottery Company’s sponsored Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls tournament by the end of December.The tournament, which involves over 80 teams, is being played in four different zones. The four different champions from the different tournaments would then go on to play each other to decide the overall Berbice Let’s Bet Sports 100 Balls champions.The four zones are West Berbice, New Amsterdam/Canje, Lower/Central Corentyne and Upper Corentyne.Playing at the Area ‘H’ Ground, Rose Hall Tigers, consisting of mostly veteran RHTYSC members, defeated Tamarind Root to become the first team from Lower Corentyne to reach the semi-finals of that zone. Tamarind Root were dismissed for 96 off 18.2 overs with S. Jugister 18, Dillip Rangasammy 15 and David Prahalad 16 being the principal scorers.Khemraj Mahadeo, Jamal Jarvis and Therbuwan Jagdeo took two wickets for 15, 8 and 20 runs apiece for RHT Tigers. In reply, the home team raced to 99 for 3 as former Under-19 player Balchand Baldeo scored 48 not out and Delbert Hicks 15 not out.The batsmen dismissed were Mark Papannah 12, Rondalph Lewis 00 and Jamal Jarvis 04. D.Looknauth took 2 for 20 in a losing cause. RHT Tigers would play the winners of the Albion vs Fyrish quarterfinals match in the lone semifinals while the winners of the RHT Bakewell and Chesney match would advance to the final after drawing a bye.Rose Hall Canje Cricket Club continued their remarkable progress in Berbice cricket by advancing to the finals of the New Amsterdam/Canje Zone by defeating Police in the quarterfinals then upsetting favourites Young Warriors CC in the semifinals.Last Saturday they defeated Police by 103 runs. Batting first, Young Warriors amassed 238 for 7 from their 100 balls with Moonsammy Verasammy hitting a majestic 126 not out while Jermone Henry 35 offered support.K. Amsterdam took 2 for 20 for Police, who in reply reached 135 for 8. Amsterdam returned with the bat to score 35. Left-arm spinner Mark Sampson took 6 wickets for 20 and Balram Samaroo 2 for 18.On Sunday, Rose Hall Canje restricted YWCC to 85 for 6 off their 100 balls with Mortimer Fraser 20, Sanjay Khan and A. Khan (16) being the top-scorers as Mark Sampson 2 for 12 and Raymond Vankenie 2 for 18 bowled well for the home team. Needing to score 86 runs to book a place in the final, RH Canje reached 86 for 3 in 13.2 overs. Michael Campbelle blasted a quick-fire 32 while J. Henry was unbeaten on 30 along with skipper Ameer Rahaman 11 not out. Kassim Khan and Anil Beharry took a wicket each for 7 and 17 respectively for YWCC.Young Warriors had reached the semifinals by getting past Betsy Ground by 76 runs at the Cumberland Ground on Saturday. They scored 152 for 4 from 100 balls with Trevon Stanislaus 76 including eight boundaries and four sixes and Suresh Dhanai 32 not out including three boundaries and two sixes leading the way.Kishan Gangaram took 2 wickets for 24 runs for Betsy Ground, who, in reply, were bundled out for a meagre 76 with only Y. Jugister 12 and Gangaram 12 reaching double figures. Trevon Stanislaus, Sanjay Khan and Kassim Khan took two wickets apiece.East Bank Blazers have already reached the semifinals and would play the winners of Flying Star vs Guymine CC Quarterfinals scheduled this Saturday October 19.last_img read more