Inaugural U-19 Female Inter-County cricket tourney starts today
Kaieteur News – April 18, 2008
By Samuel Whyte
The Guyana Cricket Board will run off two female Inter-County cricket competitions this year. In addition to the senior tournament, an Under-19 competition will be played for the first time.
The U-19 segment gets started today, while the seniors will bowl off on Wednesday 23 and all matches will be played in Demerara.
Both competition will be played using the 40-over format and will see the teams opposing each other once. At the end of the competition, the team with the most points or better run rate (if more than one team finish with the same points) will be declared the winner.
The GCB will sponsor the U-19 competition, while according to the GCB Corporate sponsorship for the senior tournament is presently being finalized by the board.
Demerara and Essequibo will square off in the inaugural U-19 game today at the Police sports club ground Eve Leary.
The competition continues tomorrow with Berbice playing Essequibo at the Demerara Cricket Club ground. On Monday 21, Demerara and Berbice do battle at the DCC ground in the final round. All matches are scheduled to commence at 11:00 hrs.
The senior Inter county competition will see Demerara and Essequibo facing each other at the Police sports Club ground in the first match while two days later Essequibo oppose Berbice at the Police ground. The competition ends on Sunday 27 when Demerara battle Berbice at DCC.
At the end of the competitions, the national selectors are expected to shortlist two squads which will begin preparations for regional competitions slated for later in the year.
The Essequibo team for the competition reads: Marina Brijmohan captain, Desmona Hill Vice captain, Delisa Daniels, Corren Headly, Jessica Gonsalves, Olivia O’Selmo, La Donna Fredericks, Malini Jaikarran, Cassia Montouth, Reha Jewnanand, Kerriana Debbes, Benito Sewsarran, Lucianna Cooke and Anna Jabars. The manager is Sharon George while Festus Benn will serve as Coach.
The Berbice and Demerara teams were unavailable up to press time.