Young and the Restless are the 2013 Mashramani Cup champions. The Cumberland Village team won the competition for teams in the East Canje district on Sunday.
The five-overs-a-side competition organized by the Young Warriors Cricket Club attracted ten villages. In the final, which was reduced to two overs per team, Young and the Restless secured victory over Rose Hall with five balls to spare.
Kishar Gangarram was left on 58 not out
Batting first Rose Hall were restricted to 16-3 off their two overs. In reply Young and the Restless hit off the required runs in seven deliveries without losing a wicket.
Earlier, Young and the Restless brushed aside Young Warriors in their semi-final match. Batting first Young Warriors scored 61 without loss in five overs, with Mortimer Fraser taking control and hitting 55 not out with the aid of 2 sixes and 6 fours. In reply, Young and the Restless reached 62-2 in 4.4 overs.
Rose Hall had earlier drawn a bye into the final after getting passed Canefield in a trilling encounter. Batting first, Rose Hall posted 52 for 5 off their allotted five overs. In reply, Canefield were restricted to 48-2 when the overs ran out.
After four overs, Canefield were 44 without loss and were poised for victory but two dot balls to start the fifth over and a wicket in the third delivery changed the game. They need six off the last ball but lost a wicked to hand Rose Hall victory by five runs.
For Rose Hall, in their first round match against Betsy Ground, who were restricted to 40-2 off their five overs, Rose Hall reached home with one ball to spare.
In other first round matches, Number 19 lost to Canefield. Scores: Number 19 batting first 57-2 off five overs. In reply Canefield 58-2 off 4.4 overs.
Betsy Ground 40-2; Rose Hall in reply 41-2 off 4.5 overs. Young and the Restless 81-2 off five overs with Kishar Gangarram 58 not out with the aid of 5 fours and 5 sixes. In reply Number 2 Village 31-4 when the overs ran out.
Young Warriors 43-4 off five overs. Goed Banana Land 31-3 off of their five overs.
In the first match of the day, Gangaram chalked up 35 without loss and the restricted Bristol warriors to 34-4 to move onto the second round.
In their second round match Gangaram were restricted to 37-3 in search of 48, which Young and the Restless had set for them to win.
The competition was organized for Second Division teams in the East Canje/East Coast Berbice area. This is the second year that the tournament was held.
The winning team took home of $60,000 plus a trophy, while Rose Hall took away $30,000 and a trophy. Third place winner Young Warriors received $15,000.