Demerara v President's XI 2in (15 Jan 2013)

Match: Demerara v President's XI 2in (15, 16, 17, 18 Jan 2013)
Competition: GCB 2013 Men's Inter-County 2-innings Competition
Format: 2 innings per side over 4 days
Venue: Demerara Cricket Club
Toss: President's XI
Result: Drawn. First innings points to Demerara.
Demerara first innings
Batsman How out Runs Balls 4s 6s
R Chandrika lbw b S Daniels 73 79 12  
R Bacchus lbw b S Daniels 33   5 1
S Barrington c ? b B Bess 32 83 4  
C Hemraj   b S Latcha 0      
V Singh c ? b E Baker 82 278 7  
J Perry (w) c wk Bramble b S Daniels 0      
Z Mohamed c wk Bramble b B Bess 7      
P Wintz   b B Bess 0      
S Williams lbw b S Daniels 78   14  
K Carmichael lbw b E Baker 23      
11 not out   ?      
Extras   ?      
Total (All out in 132.3 overs) 365      
Fall of wickets: 1-55, 2-131, 3-132, 4-150, 5-152, 6-181, 7-181, 8-312, 9-?
President's XI bowling
Bowler O M R W
B Bess ? ? 48 3
S Daniels ? ? 82 4
S Latcha ? ? ? 1
E Baker ? ? 16 2
President's XI first innings
Batsman How out Runs Balls 4s 6s
T Chanderpaul   b A Khan 19   3  
K Arjune c wk Perry b A Khan 24      
J Sookdeo not out   70 229 7 2
S Latcha run out   2      
E Baker lbw b P Wintz 0      
A Bramble (w)   b A Khan 12      
E LaFleur (c) caught & bowled A Khan 42      
C Butts   b A Khan 1      
B Bess lbw b K Carmichael 1      
S Daniels   b Z Mohamed 2      
G Moore   b Z Mohamed 2      
Extras   27      
Total (All out in 95.5 overs) 202      
Fall of wickets: 1-53, 2-58, 3-76, 4-?, 5-98, 6-?, 7-165, 8-?, 9-196
Demerara bowling
Bowler O M R W
P Wintz ? ? 49 1
K Carmichael ? ? 29 1
A Khan ? ? 44 5
Z Mohamed ? ? 26 2
Demerara second innings
Batsman How out Runs Balls 4s 6s
R Chandrika not out   29   3  
R Bacchus not out   13   1  
Extras   12      
Total (For no loss) 54      
Fall of wickets:
President's XI bowling
Bowler O M R W
B Bess ? ? ? ?
S Daniels ? ? ? ?
E Baker ? ? ? ?
S Latcha ? ? ? ?


(Day 1 Report based on a Kaieteur News article.)

Play on the first day of Round Two of the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter-county competition was cut short by rain. When rain stopped play at 16:35hrs Demerara were 107-1 in 27.3 overs, after being put in by the President’s XI at DCC. Rajendra Chandreka was on 52 and Shemroy Barrington on 13.

Earlier Chandreka and Robin Bacchus put together 42 for the opening stand before the rain intervened at 11:04hrs after 7 overs, with Chandreka on 21 and Bacchus on 20. When play restarted at 15:15hrs pacer Seon Daniels trapped Bacchus leg before for 33 (5×4, 1×6) at 55. Chandreka was then joined by Barrington and brought up his half century which contained nine fours just before the rain came. Daniels ended the day with 1-33.

Demerara made one change to their team, replacing Totaram Bishun with Shaquille Williams, while the President’s XI included Steven Latcha.

(Day 2 Report based on a Kaieteur News article.)

Pacer Seon Daniels grabbed 2 late wickets as Demerara ended Day 2 on 157-5 after rain reduced play to 30.3 overs at DCC.

Heavy overnight rain caused the game to start just after tea with Demerara on 107-1, with Rajendra Chandrika on 52 and Shemroy Barrington on 13. The pair took the score to 131 before Barrington, apparently well set, was caught off fast bowler Brandon Bess for 32 (4x4, 83 balls). Steven Latcha then removed Chanderpaul Hemraj without scoring one run later.

Vishal Singh joined Chandrika who continued to play his shots, and took the score to 150 before Daniels trapped Chandrika lbw for 73 (12x4, 79 balls). Daniels then induced Joseph Perry (0) to nick one behind as Demerara slipped to 152. Singh on 9 not out and Zaheer Mohamed on 0, saw their team to the close safely. Daniels ended the day with 3-34, while Bess (1-24) and Latcha (1-50) were the other wicket takers for the President’s XI.

(Day 3 Report based on a Kaieteur News article.)

Half centuries by Vishal Singh and Shaquille Williams and two late wickets by Amir Khan gave Demerara the upper hand against the President’s XI when play on Day 3 concluded.

Demerara resumed on their overnight first innings total of 157-5 with Singh on 9 and Zaheer Mohamed on 0. Pacer Brandon Bess had Mohamed caught behind for 7 and Paul Wintz without scoring, to leave the score at 181-7. Shaquille Williams then added 131 for the 8th wicket with Singh, who reached a well-deserved half century just before lunch, which came off 196 balls.

The pair continued to frustrate the opposition with sensible batting on a flat DCC pitch after the interval with Williams pulling medium pacer Elton Baker to fine leg for four to bring up his fifty, and celebrated by steering the next delivery to the third man boundary.

He then drove Baker through cover and mid wicket for consecutive fours in his next over before he was dropped at first slip off the next delivery, which went for another boundary. His fifty came off 93 balls. Pacer Seon Daniels got the break-through when he trapped Williams lbw for 78 (14×4) at 312. Singh and Kellon Carmichael took their team to tea at 352 with Singh on 79 and Carmichael on 18.

Baker then wrapped up the innings after the break by trapping Carmichael lbw for 23 (4×4) and then had Singh caught at mid off for 82 (7x4, 278 balls) as Demerara made 365 in 132.3 overs. Daniels took 4-82, while Bess had 3-48 and Baker 2-16.

The President’s XI got off to a good start with Krishna Arjune and the in-form Tagenarine Chanderpaul putting together 53 for the first wicket before Amir Khan struck. He first bowled Chanderpaul for 19 (3×4) and had Arjune caught at the wicket by Joseph Perry for 24 as Demerara slipped to 58-2. Jitendra Sookdeo who is unbeaten on 3 and Steven Latcha 1 saw their team to the close at 62-2. Khan has so far taken 2-9 off 6 overs.

(Day 4 Report based on a Kaieteur News article.)

Leg-spinner Amir Khan took 5 wickets for 44, but Jeetendra Sookdeo slammed an unbeaten half century to help the President’s XI secured a draw against Demerara, who gained first innings honours when the second round of the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter County tournament concluded on Friday.

The President XI in reply to Demerara first innings total of 365 began the final day at DCC on of 62-2 with Sookdeo on 3 and Steven Latcha on 1, they progressed to 76 before Latcha was run out for 2. Pacer Paul Wintz then trapped Elton Baker leg before without scoring and Khan sent Anthony Bramble packing for 12 to leave the President’s XI tottering at 98-5. Sookdeo and Eugene La Fleur took them to lunch at 133 with Sookdeo on 39 and La Fleur on 18.

The pair continued to bat beautifully after the break with Sookdeo reaching his fifty off 188 balls. La Fleur was then caught and bowled by Khan for 42 who then accounted for Collis Butts for 1 to leave the score at 165-7.

Kellon Carmichael soon trapped Brandon Bess lbw for 1 before Zaheer Mohamed removed Seon Daniels for 2 at 196 but Gilford Moore (2) and Sookdeo carried their team past the follow on target of 199 before Moore was bowled by Mohamed as the President’s XI fell for 202 in 95.5 overs. Sookdeo ended on 70 not out (7x4, 2x6, 229 balls). Mohamed 2-26, Carmichael 1-29, Wintz 1-49 supported Khan.

Demerara began their second innings with a lead of 163 and reached 54 without loss at stumps with Rajendra Chandrika on 29 (3×4) and Robin Bacchus on 13 (1×4).