Yearwood unbeaten 54 spurs Demerara U-17 to four-wicket win
B’ce beat E’bo at Enmore
By Sean Devers
Under a blue sky and with the Atlantic Ocean just beyond the Northern Sightscreen, Demerara U-17s defeated the National U-15 Select by four wickets in the opening round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Bel Air Rubis Service Station’s U-17 Inter-County 50 overs cricket tournament, while defending Champions Berbice beat Essequibo by 142 runs at Enmore.
The National U-15 Select could only muster 112 in 45.2 overs as nobody reached 20 although four batsmen reached double figures.
Left-arm spinner Zachary Jodah had 3-12, Chanderpaul Ramraj took 3-15, Rudranauth Kissoon 2-18 and Romel Datterdeen 2-23 did the damage with the ball for Demerara U-17 who replied with 113-6 in 26.3 overs.
Shemar Yearwood smashed four fours and four sixes from 70 balls in his unbeaten 54. The left-handed Yearwood added 46 for the fourth wicket with talented West Indies U-16 right-hander Mavindra Dindyal, who looked a bit scratchy in his 12 after the pair had joined forces with their team on 11-3.
Yearwood added another 43 for the sixth wicket with Kissoon who made 14 before he was bowled by Pottaya who also got rid of the elegant Dindyal at
Jaden Campbell (9) was caught and bowled by Alves at 10-1, while Anthony Khan was run out for a duck at 11-2 before Nicholas Rajpat was bowled by Bruce Vincent without addition to the score.
Yearwood played in positive fashion and pulled Alves over mid-wicket for six and hit him over long off for six more before reaching his fifty from 67 balls with eight boundaries which included four sixes.
After Kissoon was dismissed, Jodah (0) and Yearwood saw their team to victory.
Earlier on a good Everest track and fast outfield, the U-15s elected to bat in sultry conditions and lost Avishkar Persaud (1) off Datterdeen at 9-1 before Matthew Pottaya (13) and West Indies U-15 Rampertab Ramnauth took the score to 28 when Datterdeen struck again by removing Pottaya.
Just when the Port Mourant left-hander Ramnauth was looking set for a big score he was removed by Ramraj for 18 at 47-3, while Sanjay Algoo (10) fell to Jodah at 71-4.
Ramraj trapped Nityanand Matura (14) LBW at 81-5 before Datterdeen (2) fell to Kissoon at 83-6 and after Rezekiel Renee (8) was sent packing at 98-7 nobody else offered fight and the innings folded meekly.
At Enmore Berbice, on the back of 58 from Mahendra Gopilall and 50 from Zeynul Ramsammy, Berbice made 203.
Essequibo were bowled out for 61 in 22.4 overs as Christopher Deroop and Jonathon Rampersaud picked up three wickets each, while West Indies U-16 Pacer Isai Throne supported with two wickets.
The tournament continues tomorrow with second round matches, with Essequibo facing the U-15s at Bourda and Demerara and Berbice doing battle at Everest.
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