Berbice v President's XI LO (16 Sep 2011)

Guyana Times
Title: Berbice v President's XI LO (16 Sep 2011)
Competition: 2011 El Dorado Inter-county 50-Over Competition
Venue: Blairmont Community Centre, Berbice, Guyana
Dates: 16 Sep 2011
Toss: Berbice
Format: 1 50-over innings each
Result: Berbice won by 7 wickets.
President's XI innings
S. Chattergoon b S. Latcha 30
K. Deosarran c wk A. Bramble b K. Joseph 3
T. Dowlin b S. Latcha 0
C. Hemraj b S. Latcha 14
S. Jacobs c K. Joseph b R. Crandon 45
D. Ferrier c A. Fudadin b M. Newland 18
Keith Fraser c wk A. Bramble b E. LaFleur 8
D. Solomon c wk A. Bramble b E. LaFleur 1
R. Nanan b LaFleur 1
J. Wade b R. Crandon 18
Keyon Fraser not out 15
Extras (11-w, 1-nb, 3-lb) 15
Total All out (49.2 overs) 168
Fall of wickets: 1-25, 2-26, 3-48, 4-55, 5-103, 6-119, 7-128, 8-134, 9-134, 10-168
Berbice bowling
  O M R W  
K. Joseph 11 1 39 1 2w
M. Newland 7 0 40 1 2w
S. Latcha 12 2 20 3 1nb
R. Crandon 9.2 0 39 2 4w
E. LaFleur 10 1 27 3 3w
Berbice innings
R. Ramdeen c wk D. Solomon b J. Wade 4
A. Fudadin c T. Dowlin b Keyon Fraser 17
N. Deonarine lbw b S. Jacobs 23
R. Crandon not out 61
J. Foo not out 51
Extras (15-w, 1-b) 16
Total For 3 wickets (38.2 overs) 172
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-31, 3-62
President's XI bowling
  O M R W  
J. Wade 5 0 37 1 4w
S. Jacobs 8 2 30 1 3w
Keyon Fraser 5 1 23 1 5w
R. Nanan 5 1 20 0 3w
D. Ferrier 5 1 14 0  
S. Chattergoon 3 0 13 0  
Keith Fraser 3 0 13 0  
C. Hemraj 4.2 0 21 0  


Match report (Guyana Times)

Royston Crandon and Jonathan Foo hit contrasting, unbeaten half-centuries to steer defending champions Berbice to a comfortable seven-wicket win over the President’s X1 in their GCB/ El Dorado 50-over Inter-County match at the Blairmont Community Centre Ground yesterday. Crandon 61 not out (3x4, 1x6) and Foo 51 not out (2x4) shared an unbroken fourth wicket stand of 110 as Berbice reached 172 for three with 11.4 overs to spare, responding to the 168 all out made by the President X1.

Eugene La Fleur (left) and Steven Latcha shared six wickets between them (Guyana times photo).

Earlier Berbice seized control after winning the toss and inserting President’s X1.

Despite Chattergoon’s vicious attack on Michael Newland’s second over that cost 15 runs (two consecutive fours and a massive six), Keon Joseph struck in the fifth over when Krishna Deosarran’s (3) leaden-footed drive produced an edge to wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble at 25 for 1. Off-spinner Steven Latcha (3- 20) replaced Newland in the sixth over and struck immediately to remove Travis Dowlin without scoring and the President’s X1 were never allowed to settle. The talented Chanderpaul Hemraj, after hitting two sweetly timed boundaries, was bowled by Latcha for 14 to leave the score at 48-3.

Jonathan Foo (left) and Royston Crandon leaving the middle after they took Berbice to victory yesterday against the President X1 (Guyana times photo).

It got worst for the President’s X1 after former West Indies opening batsman Sewnarine Chattergoon, who was surprisingly overlooked by the Berbice Cricket Board selectors, became Latcha’s third victim. He was bowled for 30 (2x4, 2x6) as the President’s X1 slipped to 55 for 4 in 15.5 overs. Steven Jacobs and Dion Ferrier gradually wrestled the initiative from the hosts with a confident fifth wicket partnership of 48 in 19.1 overs. The right-handed Ferrier faced 59 balls in his 18 before he lofted a simple catch to Fudadin at short extra cover off Newland, as the President’s X1 were reduced to 103 for 5 in 35 overs.

Keith Fraser (8) who replaced Ferrier muscled left-arm spinner Eugene La Fleur (3-27) to the square leg fence but edged behind the next delivery as La Fleur struck twice in the space of fifteen deliveries, also removing Dexter Solomon (1) at 128-7. Steven Jacobs, who carefully constructed his top-score of 45, was then removed by Royston Crandon. Jacob’s innings lasted for 84 balls and included 3 fours. Raj Nanan (1) became La Fleur’s third victim at 134-9.

Joshua Wade and Keyon Fraser provided a last wicket flurry that contributed 34 before Joseph bowled Wade for 18 to end the innings in 49.2 overs. Fraser was left unbeaten on 15. Apart from La Fleur and Latcha’s six-wicket haul between them, Royston Crandon (2-39), Keon Joseph (1-39) and Michael Newland (1-40) claimed the other four wickets.

Berbice, in pursuit of the target, were stalled at 31 for 2 in 6.1 overs after losing the wickets of Richard Ramdeen (4) and Assad Fudadin (17). Ramdeen was caught behind off Joshua Wade and Fudadin, after hitting a four and a maximum in the Wade’s third over, perished to Keyon Fraser, caught in the gully by Travis Dowlin.

Narsingh Deonarine and Royston Crandon produced a sensible stand of 31 off 46 balls before Deonarine, after striking two fours and a maximum in 23 off 31 deliveries, was trapped leg before to off-spinner Steven Jacobs, to leave the hosts 62-3. Deonarine’s dismissal brought Jonathan Foo to the middle and together with Royston Crandon they batted with level heads to guide their team pass the target. Joshua Wade, Steven Jacobs and Keyon Fraser finished with a wicket apiece.

Meanwhile, the other round one game between Demerara and Essequibo was washed out without a ball being bowled yesterday at the GCC ground Bourda. The game will now be played today at the same venue. Round two of the competition continues tomorrow with Berbice playing Demerara at Everest and Essequibo tackling the President’s X1 at DCC.