Former Guyana T20 batting star Jonathan Foo and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai spearheaded Albion Community Centre to an easy victory over arch-rivals Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets to reach the final of the inaugural Berbice River Bridge Company first division 50-over cricket competition over the weekend.
Foo slammed 73, inclusive of five fours, and Motie-Kanhai took five scalps to emerge as the star performers to guide Albion to a 76-run victory. Motie-Kanhai led a fine show by the bowlers to dismiss their opponents for a paltry 148 in 38.2 overs, chasing the victory target of 224.
Earlier, Former West Indies opening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon (39) and former Guyana under-19 opening batsman Kandasammy Surujnarine (35) shared in an opening stand of 83, before Foo came to the rescue.
Foo first added 52 for the fifth wicket with Devendra Bishoo (26) and then 39 for the sixth wicket with David Latchaya (24) before he was dismissed. Albion eventually reached 224 for 9 in their 45 overs.
Bowling for Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets, Assad Fudadin and Eon Hooper claimed three wickets apiece.
In their run chase, Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets were given a flying start from Renwick Batson and Askay Homraj, putting on 39 in just 5.5 overs, before the latter departed for 18.
Fudadin joined Batson and they added 67 in the next 16.5 overs. However, with the fall of Fudadin for 29 (106 for 2), Rose Hall suffered a batting collapse, losing their last eight wickets for just 42 runs.
Batson topscored with 52 (5×4, 1×6). All-rounder Sharaz Ramcharran picked up 3 for 19 from nine overs.