Demerara v Essequibo U15 (02 Jun 2011)
|Title:||Demerara v Essequibo U-15 (02 Jun 2011)|
|Competition:||2011 Under-15 Inter-county Competition|
|Venue:||National Stadium, Providence, Guyana|
|Dates:||2 to 3 June 2011|
|Result:||Demerara won by first innings lead.|
|B. Sattaur||c Drakes b Peters||79|
|T. Chanderpaul||c & b Wallace||83|
|S. Hemraj||run out (Savoury)||22|
|M. Shalim||c Parsotan b Peters||21|
|S. Singh||b Wallace||7|
|S. Sankar||c Reddy b Peters||8|
|K. Rupee||not out||8|
|A. Persaud||c Savoury b Peters||20|
|Extras||(w-5, lb-1, nb-3, b-7)||16|
|Total||(7 wickets, 65 overs)||264|
|Fall of wickets: 1-142, 2-185, 3-210, 4-220, 5-234, 6-239, 7-264|
|R. Peters||lbw Paul||0|
|K. Paul||b O. Persaud||46|
|P. Parsotan||b Paul||5|
|D. George||c & b Sankar||21|
|R. Reddy||c & b Sankar||3|
|K. Savoury||lbw b Sankar||23|
|T. Drakes||c Baker b Sankar||20|
|P. Williams||b Sankar||0|
|A. Wallace||b A. Persaud||4|
|K. Devis||lbw b A. Persaud||12|
|K. Warner||not out||0|
|Extras||(lb-1, nb-2, w-3, b-1)||7|
|Total||All out (63.1 overs)||141|
|Fall of wickets: 1-00, 2-11, 58-3, 72-4, 78-5, 106-6, 106-7, 118-8, 141-9, 141-10|
|P. Parsotan||c Shalim b A. Persaud||20|
|R. Peters||lbw b A. Persaud||24|
|K. Paul||c & b O. Persaud||44|
|D. George||c Rupee b A. Persaud||0|
|K. Savoury||not out||23|
|P. Williams||not out||8|
|Extras||(b-2, lb-5, b-4, w-2)||13|
|Total||(for 4 wickets, 60 overs)||133|
|Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-63, 3-65, 4-121|
02 Jun 2011, National Stadium, Providence, Demerara - Demerara snatched five wickets to leave Essequibo tottering at 82 for 5 in 38 overs replying to their massive first innings total of 264 for 7 when the innings closed at 65 overs on the opening day of Round Two of the Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB) Inter-County Under-15 Two-Day Cricket at the National Stadium yesterday.
Pacer Kevin Paul gave Demerara the perfect start with the ball when he trapped the dangerous Ricardo Peters (0) in front with the first delivery of Essequibo’s innings and then removed the ramshackle Parmesh Parsotan (5) to leave Essequibo at 11 for 2. Kemo Paul and skipper Devon George added 47 before leg-spinner Steven Sankar removed both George (21) and Roacael Reddy (3) leaving Essequibo at 58 for 3. Six runs later Kemo Paul was bowled by medium pacer Omar Persaud for 46, before play ended at 16:05hrs. Kemol Savoury and Travis Drakes will resume this morning on 0 and 4, respectively.
Earlier, Demerara won the toss and decided to bat, skipper Brian Sattaur and Tagenarine Chanderpaul providing their team with the perfect platform as they put on 142 for the opening wicket. Both batsmen matched each other shot for shot, but at one point the innings was dominated by Sattaur, who launched a vicious attack on the bowlers. His scintillating knock of 79 in 111 minutes, which included 11 fours and a six from 96 balls, was ended soon after his blitz by Ricardo Peters (4 for 91). At lunch Demerara were 150 for 1.
The 14-year-old Chanderpaul, who is the elder son of Guyana and West Indies middle-order batsman Shiv Chanderpaul, played with much elegance and composure. He made 83 from 131 deliveries, with 11 fours, before he was caught and bowled by Akil Wallace (2 for 61) at 185 for 2.
Demerara were still in the driver’s seat on a slow ‘billiards table-smooth’ surface, and were made more secure with a 25-run third wicket stand between Shivendra Hemraj (22) and Michael Shalim (21). But when both were removed at 220 for 4, the scoring rate was stemmed temporarily. However, Demerara remained in control and the players from the Cinderella County, who continued to look for a Fairy Godmother, showed signs of dejection.
Sunil Singh (7) and Stephen Sankar (8) fell cheaply at 239 for 6. Khemraj Rupee (8 not out) and Akshaya Persaud (20) added 25 for the seventh wicket before the innings closed at tea. Essequibo now face an uphill task on the final day today. They needed a further 182 runs from 27 overs with five wickets remaining.
Demerara leg-spinner Steven Sankar snared five wickets to secure first innings points against Essequibo on the final day of their Round Two match of the Guyana Cricket Board’s Inter-County Two-Day Under-15 tournament at the National Stadium yesterday.
Essequibo, beginning the final day on 82 for 5, replying to Demerara’s first innings 264 for 7 off 65 overs, were bowled out for 141 in 63.1 overs. With a deficit of 123, and the follow-on being enforced, Essequibo reached 133 for 4 off 60 overs in their second innings to collect three points in the drawn encounter. Demerara took six points to go equal with Cellink Berbice.
Travis Drakes and Kemol Savoury, resuming for Essequibo when play began three and half hours late due to morning rain, carried the score to 106 before Sankar, who finished the innings with 5 for 39 off 25 overs, removed Drakes (20) and Paul Williams (0) to leave Essequibo 106 for 7. Akil Wallace (4) was bowled by Akshaya Persaud, and Essequibo were reeling at 118 for 8. The innings’ top scorer, Kemol Savoury (23) and Keon Davis added 23 for the ninth wicket before both were removed in quick succession with the innings ending inside the last half hour before the tea interval.
At tea, batting a second time, Essequibo reached 9 without loss. After the interval the opening pair of Ricardo Peters and Parmesh Parsotan added a further 39 runs when Parsotan (20) was removed by Akshaya Persaud who finished with 3 for 13, following up his first innings figures of 2 for 36 from 14.1 overs. Essequibo were 48 for 1. It was soon 63 for 2 when skipper Devon George’s (0) miserable tournament with the bat continued as he was caught off the bowling of Akshaya Persaud.
The accomplished Peters (24) was trapped leg before to Akshaya Persaud with Essequibo on 65 for 3, Demerara were still pushing for an outright win in the rain-affected contest. When the last hour began at 16:00hrs with Essequibo on 89 for 3, a draw was the most likely result. The pint-sized Kemo Paul followed up his first innings batting with another solid performance before he was caught and bowled by Omar Persaud for 44 shortly before the scheduled close at 17:00hrs. Kemol Savoury (23 not out) and Paul Williams (08 not out) saw their team to the close without further damage.