Demerara v Berbice U15 (06 Jun 2011)

Kaieteur News, Guyana Times
Title: Demerara v Berbice  U-15 (06 Jun 2011)
Competition: 2011 Under-15 Inter-county Competition
Venue: National Stadium, Providence, Guyana
Dates: 6 to 7 June 2011
Toss: Demerara
Format: 2 innings
Result: Berbice won by first innings lead.
Demerara first innings
B. Sattaur c ? b Ramcharran 8
T. Chanderpaul run out 84
S. Hemraj b Ramcharran 8
S. Singh b Chan 18
M. Shalim run out 5
A. Persaud b Chan 6
S. Sankar lbw b Chan 24
K. Rupee lbw b Ramcharran 1
A. Dhaniram c ? b Chan 4
S. Rutherford lbw b Ramcharran 20
K. Paul not out 0
Extras   2
Total All out (58 overs) 180
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-25, 3-67, 4-77, 5-94, 6-152, 7-156, 8-?, 9-167, 10-181
Berbice bowling
  O M R W
N. Smith 1 0 ? 0
S. Ramcharran 23 0 72 4
A. Chan 18 ? 70 4
D. Latchaya ? ? ? 0
V. Gooniah ? ? ? 0
Berbice first innings (114-6 off 44 overs overnight)
S. Hetmyer c ? b Persaud 24
N. Ramsaroop lbw b Sankar 13
V. Gooniah b Persaud 1
N. Cameron c ? b Persaud 0
S. Ramcharran not out 20
A. Hinds c ? b Persaud 21
D. Latchaya b Persaud 10
A. Chan b Shalim 55
D. Lewis run out 3
P. Narine not out 27
N. Smith did not bat -
Extras   9
Total For 8 wickets (65 overs) 183
Fall of wickets: 1-30, 2-33, 3-38, 4-38, 5-88, 6-108, 7-134, 8-138
Demerara bowling
  O M R W
K. Paul ? ? ? 0
A. Dhaniram ? ? ? 0
S. Sankar ? ? ? 1
A. Persaud 25 ? 56 5
M. Shalim ? ? ? 1
Dmerara second innings
B. Sattaur c ? b Latchaya 26
T. Chanderpaul c ? b Narine 19
S. Hemraj c ? b Gooniah 34
M. Shalim run out 38
S. Singh run out 6
S. Rutherford not out 20
K. Rupee b Chan 3
Extras   5
Total (for 6 wickets, 34 overs) 151
Fall of wickets: 1-43, 2-57, 3-121, 4-137, 5-139, 6-?
Berbice bowling
  O M R W
N. Smith ? ? ? 0
S. Ramcharran ? ? ? 0
D. Latchaya ? ? ? 1
P. Narine ? ? ? 1
V. Gooniah ? ? ? 1
A. Chan ? ? ? 1


Match Report (Kaieteur News)

Day 1

Berbice produced Guyana’s latest Test pacer while another Berbician fast bowler was in this year’s West Indies under-19 team, but yesterday on a slow Providence track, Berbice bowled just a single over of pace to Demerara on the opening day of their Inter-County two-day cricket match.

Akashaya Persaud
Brandon Chanderpaul gathers off-side runs as he continued his fine form with an accomplished 84 against Berbice at Providence yesterday (Sean Devers photo).

The ploy worked as Brandon Chanderpaul’s 84 and Steven Sankar’s 24 were the only scores above 20 as Demerara were bowled out for 180. But the overkill of spin could hamper the development of young pacers especially since National U-19 trials might not be held. Off-spinner Sharaz Ramcharran who opened the bowling with pacer Nial Smith finished with 4-72 from 22 overs while off-spinner Arif Chan had 4-70 from 18 overs as Smith spent his day fielding for 57 overs.

By the close, Berbice, who only need first innings lead in a drawn game to retain their title, were 114-6 off 44 overs with Chan on 39. Berbice needs another 67 for first innings points from 21 overs. Cornelia Ida’s (CI) 13-year-old left-arm spinner Akashaya Persaud followed up his five wickets in the first round with 5-29 from 18 overs after Chanderpaul, who made 83 in the opening round against Essequibo, again missed a ton.

After Brian Sattaur, who has already played at the regional under-19 level, was removed by Ramcharran for 8 at 19-1 nobody offered much support to opener Chanderpaul, who was run out in the 50th over after hitting five fours from 144 balls. Sankar, Sherfane Rutherford (20) and Sunil Singh (18) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures in sweltering heat against the Berbice spin quartet. Shivindra Hemraj (8) and Akashaya Persaud (6) were removed by Chan while Michael Shalim (5) was run out as Demerara went to lunch at 109-5 with Chanderpaul on 57.

Like in the first round, the players had to wait for lunch to arrive resulting in 30 minutes being lost in the second session. Sankar was trapped leg before to Chan at 152-6 before Chanderpaul was run out four runs later. Ramcharran had Rutherford and Khemraj Rupee (1) leg before, while Chan removed Avinash Dhaniram (4) just before Tea.

Berbice reached 21-0 from four overs by Tea as left-hander Shimron Hetmyer took the attack to the pacers; disdainfully flicking Dhaniram for consecutive boundaries before driving Kevin Paul gloriously to the cover boundary.

Watched by a handful of spectators, Demerara struck early in the final session when leg-spinner Steven Sankar, who had a five-wicket haul in the first match, trapped Nick Ramsaroop (13) leg before at 30-1. Persaud bowled Vienora Gooniah (1) and got rid of Hetymer (24) and Nicholas Cameron (0) to leave Berbice on 38-4. Chan and Akeem Hinds, who looks the best of the keepers in the competition, saw their team to 88 before Hinds (21) fell to Persaud who soon bowled Latchaya for ten.

Day 2

Berbice continued their supremacy in local cricket by retaining their under-15 two-day Inter County cricket title yesterday at the Providence Stadium when their final round game against Demerara ended in a draw.

The victorious Berbice team will add another trophy to their already full cupboard.

Berbice took first innings points to top the points table, while Demerara had to settle for second. Essequibo occupied the cellar position.

Three runs behind on first innings, Demerara finished their second innings on 151-6 with Michael Shalim top-scoring with 38 and Shivindra Hemraj making 34.

Earlier, Berbice began the final day on 114-6 replying to Demerara’s 180, needing another 67 for first innings points from 21 overs with four wickets in hand and when Daniel Lewis (3) was run out at 134-7, Demerara were on top.

But overnight batsman Arif Chan batted with confidence and with Skipper Sharaz Ramcharran (who retired hurt on the first day with a minor strain) joining him, Berbice still had hopes of getting the required runs.

However, the few Demerara fans were already celebrating when Michael Shalim removed Chan, who hit four boundaries in his 55 to leave the score on 138-8. But some loose work in the field and a general lack of fight by the Demerara Colts let Berbice off the hook as Ramcharran (20*) and last man Parmanand Ramohan who lashed four fours in a cameo unbeaten 27 from just 21 balls, saw Berbice to first innings points in the final over of their 65 allotment.

Demerara were further handicapped by the absence of West Demerara player Avinash Dhaniram who failed to show up to bat yesterday. Left-arm spinner Akshaya Persaud finished with 5-56 from 25 overs for Demerara who had to win outright from that stage to take the title. By Lunch the score was 34-0 from seven overs as Brian Sattaur looked to counter-attack from the start and the in-form Brandon Chanderpaul played the supporting role.

After the interval Sattaur (26) drove David Latchya to extra cover to leave the home team on 43-1, while Chanderpaul (19) who batted with a runner after being struck on his foot while bowling in the first session, looked uncomfortable and clipped a catch to mid-wicket as Parmanand Narine struck to leave Demerara on 57-2. Chanderpaul is the competition’s most inform batsman and some felt he should not have been asked to bat since he risked aggravating his injury less then three weeks before the start of the Regional under-15 tournament in Trinidad from July 2-16.

Rain at 13:31hrs forced an early Tea and when play eventually resumed 27 overs had to be bowled before the final hour’s play began. After Tea Shivindra Hemraj and Michael Shalim scored freely to take the score to 121 before Hemraj (34) swept leg-spinner Vienora Gooniah to deep mid-wicket. Sunil Singh (6) and Shalim (38) were both run out within the space of two runs to leave the score on 139-5 before Khemraj Rupee (3) was bowled by Chan at which time the game was called off.