The final of the Berbice Bridge Company first division 50-over cricket competition in Berbice bowls off on Sunday at the Cumberland ground between Universal DVD Young Warriors and Albion Community Centre.
Even though Albion will be without West Indies middle order batsman, Narsingh Deonarine, and West Indies A left-arm spinner, Veerasammy Permaul, presently in India with the West Indies A team, they will start as favourites. Former West Indies and right arm leg-spinner, Devendra Bishoo, and West Indies Under-19 selectee, Gudakesh Motie, scheduled to return on Saturday from the WICB spin bowling camp, will feature in the game.
Their bowling will be backed up by off-spinners, Andre Percival, the team coach, former Guyana Under-17 all-rounder Verapen Permaul, Sharaz Ramcharran and the part-time leg-spinner and former test batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon. The team’s batting will be led by Chattergoon, former Guyana T20 batting star Jonathan Foo, Guyana wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble, Ramcharran, Permaul, Percival and Kandasammy Surujnarine.
Young warriors will miss the services of Guyana batsmen, Gajanand Singh and Richard Ramdeen, who are both in the U.S.A. However, they have three other batsmen, who have represented Guyana at the youth level – Seon Hetmyer, Linden Austin and Kevin Ramdeen.
They will be backed up by Vishal Mohabir, Mortimer Fraser, Khemraj Sumair, Suresh Dhanai and wicketkeeper/batsman, Ishwar Singh. They will come strong with their spin attack, led by in-form leg-spinner Ramdeen, left-arm spinner, Karamchand Ramnarine, off-spinner Hubern Evans and left-arm spinner, Anil Beharry.
They also have the medium pacers Suresh Dhanai, Kassim Khan and Vishal Mohabir.
The umpires officiating are Imran Moakan and Zaheer Moakan with Clement Brusch, the standby.
The match is scheduled to start at 09:30h. Officials of the Berbice Cricket Board and the Berbice Bridge Company Inc. are expected to meet the teams before the commencement of play.
Albion Community Centre: Devendra Bishoo (captain), Sewnarine Chattergoon, Jonathan Foo, Kandasammy Surujnarine, Sharaz Ramcharran, Anthony Bramble (wicketkeeper), Andre Percival, David Latchaya, Gudakesh Motie, Balchand Baldeo, Verapen Permaul, Avinash Wajib, Satesh Dwarka, Muthuswami Permaul (Manager)
Universal DVD Young Warriors: Anil Beharry (Captain), Shimron Hetmyer, Mortimer Fraser, Vishal Mohabir, Khemraj Sumair, Seon Hetmyer, Kevin Ramdeen, Karamchand Ramnarine, Ishwar Singh, (wicketkeeper), Kassim Khan, Suresh Dhanai, Hubern Evans, Royden Phil, Ricardo Bahadur, Sahadeo Singh (Manager)