Georgetown, West Dem Win
Georgetown and West Demerara registered victories as the Demerara Cricket Board 50-overs Under-15 Inter-Association tournament continued yesterday with two matches.
At Everest, Georgetown defeated East Coast by seven wickets. East Coast batted first and scored 111 all out in 40.1 overs after the game was reduced to 42 overs due to a delay in marking the ground by the lone groundsman present. Satanand Ramkumar 28 (3×4), Prakash Debidyal 20(1×4, 1×6) and Reaz Mohamed (11) were the only batsmen that reached double figures as Andrew Clifford bagged 4-39 and Ashmead Nedd 3-9.
The city side responded with 114-3 in 20.5 overs. Timothy McAlmont led with 41 (5×4) while Bhaskar Yadram made 31 (4×4).
At Wales West Demerara hammered East Bank by 174 runs. West Demerara posted 265-5 after the game was reduced to 33 overs due to rain. Malcolm Hubbert top-scored with 87. East Bank in reply could only manage 91-6 in 33 overs.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Georgetown easily overcame East Bank Demerara by eight wickets. East Bank batted first and were bowled out for 60 in 16.5 overs after the game was reduced to 42 overs due to a late start caused by excessive moisture in the pitch. Extras contributed 30 while Paul Thomas and Arjune Singh made nine runs each as Bhaskar Yadram snared 3-4, Collin Barlow 2-10 and Ashmead Nedd 2-16.
Georgetown in reply lost two early wickets but Ronaldo Mohamed who topscored with an unbeaten 32 (3×4, 2×6) and Romario Muniram 13 not out saw their team home with an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 43; Georgetown ended on 65-2 in 11.5 overs. Bhojnarine Singh took both of the wickets to fall.
At Wales, West Demerara defeated East Coast by 107 runs. West Demerara took first strike and rattled up 199-8 off their allotted 30 overs. Dhaniram Samaroo led with 66 (4×4, 5×6) while Malcolm Hubbert chipped in with 38 (4×4, 2×6) and Vanyus Kissoon made 22. Rajpaul Gopaul grabbed 2-28 and Gavin Singh 2-37.
East Coast in response were skittled for 92 in 21.2 overs. Afzal Rohoman was the only batsman that showed fight with 20 (2×4) as Rishi Looknauth bagged 5-20. The game was reduced to 30 overs.
The competition continues today.