GTown, West Dem Record Wins

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

Georgetown and West Bank Demerara recorded contrasting wins on Thursday in their encounters in round one of the Demerara Cricket Board Under-15 Inter-Association 50- overs cricket competition.

Georgetown benefited from an easy day in the field when they defeated East Bank Demerara by seven wickets while West Bank Demerara romped to a massive 107-run win over East Coast Demerara.

Playing at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Queenstown, East Bank Demerara won the toss and decided to bat first on a flat wicket, a move that haunted them as none of their batsmen showed any resistance to the bowling of off spinner Bashkar Yadram, who took 3-4.

He received support from Colin Barlow (2-10) and Ashmead Nedd (2-16). East Bank were eventually bowled out for 60 in 16.5 overs. Paul Thomas and Arjune Singh made nine runs each with extras contributed to half of the total.

In reply, Georgetown made light work of the target, reaching 65 for 3 with Ronaldo Mohamed hitting an unbeaten 32 (3×4, 3×6). Bhojnarine Singh took 2-17.

Meanwhile, the West Bank Demerara and East Coast Demerara clash was reduced to 30 overs after overnight and early morning showers left the outfield soggy. However, after the weather improved, the match started at 13:30h.

Played at the Wales Community Centre ground, West Bank Demerara, after winning the toss, finished on 199 for 8 in their allotted 30 overs and then bowled out their opponents for 92 in 21.2 overs.

Dhaniram Samaroo, with some responsible batting, topscored with 66 (4×4, 5×6). Malcolm Hubbert lent support with an attractive 38 (4×4, 2×6) while Vanyus Kissoon made 22 for the host.

Bowling for East Coast Demerara, Andy Dowlatram had 2-10 while Gavin Budwah and Rajpaul Goupaul took 2-27 and 2-28 respectively. For East Coast Demerara, Afzal Rohoman was the lone batsman that shown any resistance, hitting 20. Richie Looknauth was the best bowler on show, claiming 5-20 bowling for West Bank Demerara.

The tournament continues today with East Bank playing West Demerara at Wales and East Coast taking on Georgetown at Everest.