Deonarain bowls Young Warriors `B’ to upset defeat of Tucber Park `B’

first_imgA fine, spell of bowling from 13-year- old Romeo Deonarain, who bagged a five –for, led Young Warriors Cricket Club `B’ to an emphatic victory over Tucber Park `B’ last week in the New Building Society Limited-sponsored 2019/2020 second-division competition for teams in Berbice. The competition, which commenced last Sunday, saw Young Warriors Cricket Club `B’ defeating the highly favored Tucber Park `B’ by 55 runs at the Berbice High School ground.Replying to YWCC 212 all out in 35 of their allotted 40 overs, Tucber Park `B’ were 150 for 3 wickets off 16 overs when the right-arm, leg-spinner Deonarain was introduced and he immediately turned the match on its head. TDeonarain, whose father was a prolific Berbice first-division batsman, earlier this year represented Demerara in the U-15 Inter County tournament. Sunday he was in a class of his own, virtually unplayable as he spun webs around the batsmen with guile, flight, variety and control beyond his tender age. He took four consecutive wickets with unplayable deliveries before his onslaught was interrupted by his captain Anil Beharry, a former Berbice senior Inter County all-rounder who took two crucial wickets.Deonarain then finished off the Tucber Park innings to end with the remarkable figures of 5 for 20 off 6.3 overs. Former Berbice Under 19 player Clifton Lindie fought a lone battle with a classy 76 consisting of five sixes and seven fours. Former national U15 captain Zinul Ramsammy chipped in with 22.Beharry ended with 2 for 26 off six overs.  Earlier, YWCC B’ won the toss and took first strike. The batsmen were consistent with small but valuable partnerships. Former national under 15 opener Jarron France put together a first wicket partnership of 26 with Deonarain. They had to battle the hostility of pacer Orlando Tanner who finally made the breakthrough bowling Deonarain for 12. Consistent and sensible batting by Ariel Tilku (44), Antonio DeFreitas (42) and Travis Sutton (36) mad sure YWCC reached a competitive 212 all out. Skipper Lindie had an outstanding match taking 6 for 33 of seven overs. The competition will continue next Sunday.last_img