Dec 16, 2015 Sports
A five-wicket haul by leg spinner Steven Sankar led East Coast Demerara to a five-wicket victory over
West Demerara when the Cricket Guyana Inc Local Franchise League 50-over tournament continued yesterday.
West Demerara never recovered from a poor start and were bowled out for 77 in 23.5 overs after they were inserted at Enmore.
The visitors got off to a bad start when opener Chandrika Persaud was run out for two with the score on three, while Anthony Ifill removed Chabiraj Ramcharran (01) with out addition to the score. Pacer Paul Wintz then trapped Jevon Searles lbw for eight as West Demerara slipped into further trouble at 13-3. Sankar then proved a handful as he led the destruction to finish with 5-23 from six overs. Ifill had 2-27 while Wintz and Amir Khan had one each.
The home team encountered some early hiccups in reply-Searles removed Vivian Albert (00) and Steve Ramdass (08), while Malcolm Hubbard sent back Brain Sattaur (17) to leave them at 24-3. Searles then uprooted the stumps of Amir Khan before Kamesh Yadram was lbw to Yetesh Dhanpaul (08) with the score at 44-5. But Chanderpaul Hemraj steadied the chase with a fluent unbeaten 43 aided with four fours while Ifill ended on nine. Searles snared 3-31, Hubbard and Dhanpaul had one apiece.
At Imam Bacchus, Essequibo defeated Lower Corentyne/New Amsterdam Canje by 28 runs. Batting first Essequibo posted 205-9 off their reduced quota of 40 overs. Ricardo Adams smashed 70 with nine fours and one six while Royan Fredericks made 40 and Eknauth Persaud 31. Gajanand Singh captured 4-32, Raun Johnson 2-26 and Royston Crandon 2-28. NA Canje were bowled out for 177 in 35.5 overs in response. Seon Hetmyer struck 51, Romario Shepherd 33, Kevin Ramdeen 26 and Crandon 25. Fredericks grabbed 4-32 and Anthony Adams 3-38.
At Port Mourant, Upper Corentyne beat West Berbice by 99 runs. Led by a fine century from Jonathan Foo, Upper Corentyne rattled up 272-6 in 50 overs, taking first knock. Foo stroked nine fours and one six and got support form Sharaz Ramcharan 53 and Rajiv Ivan 40. Kevon Jawahir claimed 3-56. West Berbice were bowled out for 173 in 45.5 overs in reply. Quacy Mc Pherson got 57 and Jawahir 28; Foo had 3-27 and Eon Hooper 2-26.
At Wales, Georgetown overcame East Bank Demerara by eight wickets. East Bank were sent packing for 94 in 36.2 overs, batting first. Leonard Caleb made 29, Shivram Persaud 23 and Robin Bacchis 13. Raj Nanan bagged 4-10, Kellon Carmichael 2-26 and Devon Lord 2-28. Georgetown responded with 96-2 in 15.4 overs. Jeetendra Sookdeo hit 40, Shemroy Barrington 22 not out and Andrew Lyght 18.
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