GCA Carib Beer T20 division one final….Perez leads DCC’s to Carib Beer Trophy as GCC lose by six runs in last over drama
Mar 11, 2018 , https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...-in-last-over-drama/
By Sean Devers
Watched by the largest crowd in recent times for club cricket at Bourda, DCC beat arch rivals GCC by six runs in an exciting last over win yesterday in the 2017 Carib Beer T20 final after DCC won the toss and elected to bat on a good track and fairly fast outfield in sultry conditions.
With pulsating music coming from the Sound System, DCC recovered from 59-4 in the 10th over to reach 155-7 as West Indies U-19 player and Man-of-the-Match Raymond Perez, led the fight-back with a 40-ball 54 decorated with five fours and a six.
After Perez departed at 130-7 in the 19th over, Jahron Bryan, who slammed 34 from 29 balls with two fours and a six and Steven Sankar, 17 with two fours and a six, joined forces to add 25 runs from nine balls in an unfinished eight wicket stand
as the last five overs produced 60 runs.
Left-arm spinner Anthony Adams was the most economical bowler with 2-18, while West Indies U-19 medium pacer Renaldo Ali-Mohamed had 3-34 for GCC, who were restricted to 147-7 after needing 13 from last over.
The Left-handed 27-year-old Robin Bacchus hit seven fours and a six in a 40-ball 55 but after he was bowled by West Indies U-19 left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd with the score on 83-4 in the 13th over, only Martin Pestano-Bell, who hit sixes in 18 towards the end, reached double figures.
Trevon Griffith, who plays for Jamaica at the Regional level, took 3-35, while fellow off-spinner Denis Squires had 2-34.
Set 156 to win, Bacchus, who had a good day in the field taking two catches for GCC, hammered Sherfane Rutherford for four in the first over before smashing Squires for consecutive boundaries.
Bacchus, who played a single Regional 50-over game for Guyana, blasted Nedd for four and dominated the partnership with Jetendra Sookdeo who struggled to get the ball off the square.
Sookdeo (17) broke the shackles with back-to-back sixes off Squires before hitting the next ball to long-on to fall at 36-1 before Bacchus finished off the over with a sweep for six.
Leon Johnson joined Bacchus but Griffith was introduced in the 10th over with the score 67-1 and bowling with a suspect action which was not reported by the Umpires, had Johnson (6) caught at long-on.
Vishaul Singh joined Bacchus who swept Squires for two to reach his 50 from 36 with six fours and a six before Singh (1) played a brainless reverse sweep to a full toss from Squires and was caught at backward point to leave the hosts on 76-3 at a time when sensible batting was required with the on-fire Bacchus at the other end.
Bacchus hammered Griffith for four before he was bowled by Nedd at 83-4, while Gavin Singh was removed by Griffith for a duck a run later and GCC had slipped from 67-1 to 84-5.
After Ali-Mohamed departed Pestano-Bell and Ward threw their bats around before departing in the space of a run in the final over after injecting life back into the game.
Earlier, Griffith cover drove off-spinner Gavin Singh imperiously to the long-off boundary off the first ball of the match before Tevin Imlach gloriously cut Ward past point before clobbering him over mid-on for consecutive boundaries.
Imlach, one of five Guyanese and one of four from DCC to play in the last U-19 World Cup, was run out for 12 in the next over at 26-1 while Griffith stroked Ali Mohamed for four, before he was removed by Gavin Singh after making 16 from 12 balls with two boundaries to leave the score on 37-2.
Christopher Barnwell (2) was caught and bowled by Adams as DCC slipped to 43-3 in 5.3 overs.
Perez got going with a four off Adams, while West Indies U-16 Skipper Sachin Singh (13) stroked Ali Mohamed for four before once again throwing his wicket away as he tried to hit Ali Mohamed for six and was taken at long-on at 59-4.
Rutherford (0) was bowled one later while Joshua Persaud (1) another U-19 World Cup player, was trapped LBW to Adams at 64-5 in the 11th over.
Bryan pulled Wade for four before slapping him over cover for three as Wade, who conceded 13 in his first over, gave away 12 in his second and first in a new spell, while Perez spanked Johnson’s leg spin for back-to-back boundaries.
And when Perez deposited Bacchus onto Regent Street, the large and raucous DCC supporters in dilapidated Kenny Whishart Stand, who were silenced by the cluster of early wickets, were back on their feet.
Perez pulled Devon Lord for his fifth four to post his 50 which also included a six and took 37 balls before he was caught at long-off looking go big off Ali Mohamed at the death at 130-7 in the penultimate over.
Byran charged Ali Mohamed and somehow managed to hit the ball over cover on top of the roof of Kenny Whishart Stand before Steven Sankar dumped Ali Mohamed for six and smashed him for four in an over which cost 18. Wade then bowled an excellent last over which cost just seven runs.