A magnificent innings of 189 (17x6s, 15x4s) by the first-ever World Cup winning West Indies Under-19 captain Shimron Hetmyer led the Young Warrors Cricket Club (YWCC) of Cumberland, East Canje, Berbice, to a massive 167-run victory over host Satro Cricket Club of Leguan, Essequibo Islands, in a feature match played last Sunday.
Shimron Hetmyer was in great form in Essequibo last weekend
The visitors won the toss, batted first and piled up 321-7 off their allotted 30 overs. Hetmyer got support from his brother Seon, a former national youth player, who scored 41. Another former national youth all-rounder Linden Austin made 28 and Waheid Edwards 17. Guyana senior one-day selectee Ricardo Adams took three wickets.
Satro Cricket Club in reply had a poor start and never recovered fully, finishing on 154 all out in 29 overs. Zaman Mustapha topscored with 39. He got support from Kevin Gordon (35) and Mark (24). Pacer Jermin Henry took three wickets, while Trevon Stanislaus and Karamchand Ramnarine took two wickets each.
The previous day, YWCC lost to the host by eight runs. The host won the toss, batted first and made 112-4 off their reduced 14 overs with Nash scoring a robust 47. YWCC started well, but lost their way at the end with Shimron Hetmyer scoring 33 and Ameer Khan 22. Nash took four wickets and got support from Kevin Gordon with three in the rain-affected game.
The organisers thanked the YWCC for visiting the island. Shimron Hetmyer, who was well received by cricket fans there, thanked the host for their hospitality.