DCB Over-40 Round 2
East Coast Bulls, East Coast Tigers and East Bank Colts recorded victories in the second round of the Raj Singh Insurance Brokers/Trophy Stall Over-40 T20 competition played on Friday at three separate venues in Georgetown and East Coast Demerara.
At the Lusignan Community Centre ground on the East Coast Demerara, East Coast Bulls rode on a fine half-century from Vishwinauth Gobin and a disciplined bowling effort from their bowlers to beat the Georgetown Bears by 69 runs.
Gobin slammed 72 to lead his side to 191 all out in 19.4 overs. He received support from Baldeo Persaud with 42.
In reply, the city side could only manage 122 for 7 when the allotted 20 overs expired. Vijay Gangaram topscored with 48, while Carlos Reid, who had earlier claimed 4-15 supported with an unbeaten 40. Chathram Gagadin was the best bowler from the winning side with 3-14.
Over at the Everest Cricket Club ground, East Coast Tigers defeated West Coast Demerara Seals by 62 runs.
After winning the toss, West Demerara elected to field and gave the East Coast Tigers the opportunity to score 128 for 6 in 20 overs.
Mark Malone stroked four boundaries in his knock of 34 and was supported by Jagdesh Persaud (30) and Khemraj Chanderpaul (13). Asgar Ali, with 2 for 10, and S. Seetaram, 1 for 18, were the wicket-takers.
In reply the West Demerara team were restricted to a painstaking 66 for 9 with Linden McCoy (12) and Orville Blacks (12) being the batsmen to reach double figures.
Jacob Persaud’s 2 for 6 was the best bowler for the East Coast side.
Meanwhile, at the Demerara Cricket Club ground East Bank Colts recorded a seven-run victory over the Georgetown Buffaloes.
After tallying 83 for 6 in a 12-overs contest, the Colts managed to finish with a seven-run victory. Sudesh Latchman topscored with 26; he was later adjudged Man-of-the-Match while Otis George contributed 23. Georgetown Buffaloes’ Linden Lyght grabbed 4 for 7 from two overs.
Buffaloes kept the game heated as they challenged the target to the end. They were eventually bowled out for 76 in the 12th over. Roy Mahadeo accounted for two wickets.
Meanwhile, the fourth game between West Bank Mavericks and East Bank Lions, slated for the Wales Community Center ground was washed out after heavy rains left the venues water-logged and ruined any chance of play.
The first round of the tournament was also washed out on Wednesday.