Ramdeholl spins Guyana U-13s to victory over TT U-13s

Richard Ramdeholl spun the Guyana U-13 side to victory over their Trinidad and Tobago counterparts on Tuesday at the Providence National Stadium. The 43-run victory in the second match of the Bilateral/Goodwill series means that the series is now level at 1-1. Ramdeholl recorded outstanding figures of 3 for 0 off 4.5 overs in a game-changing spell, bowling his off-spin.

His spell brought about a collapse by Trinidad and Tobago after they were 47-4 at one stage chasing 100. Guyana’s captain Brandon Henry also chipped in with his left-arm spin and supported Ramdeholl with figures of 2 for 17 off 5 overs, while fast bowler Raffel Mc Kenzie, who sent back both openers early, finished with 2 for 29 off 4 overs. The Guyanese players were elated when the final wicket fell for TT after they bounced back from the first match thumping to successfully defend the seemingly small total of 99 made by their batsmen earlier in the day.

Trinidad and Tobago batsmen needed to score just over two runs per over to complete what would have been an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match bilateral series. However, the Guyanese bowlers had other ideas as pacer Mc Kenzie sent back both openers early; one of which was a beauty to clean bowl, Tyler Ramroop. The bowlers then continued to make steady inroads, although the TT batsmen scored freely, getting to 54-5 in the 12th over and needing just another 44 runs for victory. At this stage, Ramdeholl was introduced into the attack, and the game dramatically changed as TT was eventually dismissed for 56 in the 20th over.

Earlier in the day, Guyana limped to 99 all out in 37.5 overs after winning the toss and deciding to bat in overcast conditions. The Guyanese batsmen fared better with the bat this time, following the 43 all-out they had made in the first match played on Sunday. Opening batsman Mohammed Balle looked good during his innings top score of 17 off 40 balls before he was dismissed. Arif Marimutoo was the second top scorer with 13 off 35 balls, Raffel McKenzie chipped in with 11 off 18 balls, and Rayaz Latiff finished on 12 not out off 29 balls.

Bowling for Trinidad and Tobago, pacer Tyler Ramroop took 3 for 15 off 8 overs and player of the match in the first game, Shaan Ramtahal, again took 3 wickets, this time finishing with figures of 3 for 16 off 5.5 overs.

The third match of the Bilateral/Goodwill series will be played on Thursday, December 15, at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, from 10:00 hours.


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Michelangelo Jacobus

Sports Editor and Founder of 'The 592 Dugout'.

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