West Dem Retain Title
Man-of-the-Match Ronaldo Renee fashioned an attractive unbeaten 54 to spur defending Champions West Demerara to an emphatic eight-wicket win over hosts Georgetown yesterday at Everest in the final round of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Inter-Association Under-17 limited overs competition.
In a match reduced to 30 overs per side due to a late start because of rain, the City side were bundled out for 85 in 29 overs before the visitors reached 90-2 in 19.4 overs with Renee, who faced 59 balls and hit nine fours, ended the contest in style, lofting Kemo McKenzie for his only six.
Left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd sent down six overs and conceded just four runs in one scoring shot as he delivered 35 dot balls in his spell in a losing effort.
Only Juddell McAllister (23) offered any resistance, while Darshan Persaud and Sherfane Rutherford with 19 each offered token resistance as Rutherford and Persaud added 25 for the third wicket on the heavy outfield.
Ewart Samuels (2-9), Travis Persaud (2-10) and Malcolm Hubbard (2-15) took two wickets each for West Demerara who lost Mark Jeffers for a duck, bowled by Ronaldo Mohamed before the West side unit had scored.
Renee, who hit several delightful shots on the slow track, put together 82 for the second wicket with Persaud (31) before Persaud was dismissed with victory four runs away.
Renee then spanked a four and a six off consecutive balls to end the low scoring contest.