West Dem whip West Berbice by an innings and 124 runs
West Demerara inflicted an innings and 124 runs defeat on West Berbice with a day to spare when action continued on Friday in the Guyana Cricket Board’s Jaguars Franchise League Three-day competition.
Below are the summarised scores from the games played.
At Cumberland, West Demerara resuming on their overnight score of 276-5 reached 369-9 before declaring with a healthy lead of 338. Travis Persaud made 39, Kemol Savory scored 28 and Rishi Looknauth contributed 22 not out.
Raymond Reifer had earlier struck 119 and Akshaya Persaud made 74. Bowling for West Berbice, Brandon Bess, returning to cricket after a long layoff, took 2-33, Javed Karim claimed 2-46, while Kevin Jawahir had 2-104.
West Berbice, in their second turn at the crease, feared a little better than their first innings 30 with 114 all out. Kevin Jawahir scored 45.
Bowling for West Demerara, Askhaya Persaud had 4-30, while Rishi Looknauth took 3-45. West Berbice lost by an innings and 124 runs inside two days.
At Port Mourant, Upper Corentyne took a vital first innings lead over table toppers Lower Corentyne. Resuming on their overnight score of 133-5, Upper Corentyne eventually made 220 all out. Rajiv Ivan top scored with 62 on day one.
Lower Corentyne then made 205 all out in their second innings with Surujnarine Kandasammy top scoring for the second time in the match with 86, while Foo made 40 and David Latchaya struck 49. Eon Hooper was the chief destroyer again with his second five-wicket haul of the match, claiming 5-48, Omesh Mathura 3-23 and Clinton Pestano 2-20.
At the GCC ground, Bourda, East Coast Demerara won the toss and chose to bat first. However, they could only muster 148 as off-spinner Gajanan Suknanan bagged 7-37, bowling for Georgetown. Gavin Boodwah and Ramnarine Chatura top scored with 40 apiece.
At Everest, no play was possible on day two between Essequibo and Upper Demerara/East Bank Demerara, because of a wet outfield.
Photo caption: Gajanan Suknanan