West Ber­bice de­feat Ge­orge­town

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT -

West Ber­bice de­feated Ge­orge­town by eight wick­ets in­side two days at the Bush Lot ground in sixth round ac­tion of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars three-day Fran­chise league.

West Ber­bice re­sum­ing on 226 – 8, were dis­missed for 231 af­ter claim­ing a lead of 76 runs be­hind Shim­ron Het­myer’s 131. Off Spin­ner, Ga­janan Suk­nanan grabbed 5 for 75 bowl­ing for the City Side who folded for 151 in their sec­ond in­nings as Ovid Richard­son (24), Martin Pes­tano-Belle (23) and cap­tain Paul Wintz (23 not out) fail­ing to carry on af­ter get­ting starts. Bowl­ing for West Ber­bice, Gu­dakesh Motie took 5 for 35 while An­drew Dutchin sup­ported with 3 for 55.

West Ber­bice then rock­eted home by eight wick­ets need­ing only 77 for vic­tory.

Mean­while, the con­test be­tween East Bank and Up­per Coren­tyne is in­ter­est­ingly poised with Up­per Coren­tyne slightly ahead at stumps on day two. East Bank re­sum­ing the day on 129 – 3, were dis­missed for 240 with opener Sachin Singh (60) and Na­tional un­der – 19 cap­tain Ron­aldo Ali Mo­hammed (55) record­ing half-cen­turies as Shawn Per­reira col­lected 5 wick­ets for 67 bowl­ing for the Ber­bice side who then ended the day on 201 with­out loss as open­ers Kan­dasammy Su­ru­j­nar­ine (109) and Balc­hand Baldeo (79) placed their side in a com­fort­able po­si­tion head­ing into the fi­nal day, lead­ing by 223 runs.

In the other en­counter, West De­mer­ara is well po­si­tioned to take first in­nings hon­ours over Lower Coren­tyne at Young War­riors.

West De­mer­ara re­sum­ing on 284 – 7 was dis­missed for 331 with Tevin Im­lach fail­ing to add to his overnight 119. Richie Look­naght ended un­beaten on 45. Na­tional un­der – 19 off spin­ner Kar­ran Ar­j­paul bagged 4 – 56 while Kas­sim khan sup­ported with 3-81.

Lower Coren­tyne in re­sponse were 146 for 8 at the close with Alex Al­goo un­beaten on 61. Bowl­ing for West De­mer­ara, Ma­hen­dra Dhan­paul, Keshram Sey­ho­den and skip­per Ak­shay Per­saud have taken two wick­ets each.

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