Skipper Anand of the Guyanese team, referred to it as a ‘white wash’ and he was correct. After all, his team had won the three match series, played at the Hardtimes Recreation grounds, by a margin of 3 games to nil, over the Rawlins team.
The final match was played on Sunday 8th September, in front of a huge crowd.
The Rawlins team won the toss and elected to bat first with Carlon Smithen and Jelani Manners, opening the innings. Smithen played a ferocious gem of an innings, hitting no fewer than four maximums and timing the ball sweetly. Manners on the other hand, was not as fluent on a wet, sticky pitch.
Rakeesh and Anand bowled superbly to restrict the Rawlins team to a mere 68 runs.
However, the Rawlins players came out to field, with a ‘never say die’ attitude and the Guyanese struggled to get to the victory target, but eventually dragged themselves over the line, in the 10th over.
Rawlins 68 all out in 10.3 overs:
Carlon Smithen 35;
Curtis Morton Sr 10
Anand 3 for 5;
Rakeesh 2 for 5
Guyanese 69 for 4 in 9.4 overs:
Curtis Morton Jr 2 for 20;
Curtis Morton Sr 1 for 13
Patrick Newton 1 for 16
Guyanese won by 6 wickets