Barnwell, Paul’s hundreds fail to inspire victory
Christopher Barnwell and Keemo Paul both struck hundreds, but their teams still finished up on the losing side on Sunday when fifth round action in the Guyana Cricket Board’s Jaguars Franchise League Three-day ended at four venues across the country.
Barnwell, the First-Class all-rounder, made 133 not out, but Georgetown lost to West Demerara, while Paul’s 115 was not enough for Essequibo, who fell short by 23 runs against Upper Corentyne.
Below are the summarised scores from the final day’s play.
At Port Mourant, Essequibo fell short of their victory target by just 23 runs, chasing 248 despite Kemo Paul’s 115. Shivnarine Chanderpaul contributed 39, while Anthony Adams chipped in with 34. Eon Hooper and Shawn Perreira had three wickets apiece for Upper Corentyne, while Clinton Pestano and Keon Sinclair picked up two wickets each.
At Lusignan, Georgetown, resuming on their overnight score of 74-3, reached 264 all out. Captain Christopher Barnwell made an unbeaten 133, while Dexter Solomon supported with 32.
Bowling for West Demerara, Romario Sheperd took four wickets. Set 78 for victory, West Demerara reached the target within the mandatory 15 over. Tagenarine Chanderpaul made 43, and Akshaya Persaud made 20 not out. Gajanan Suknanan claimed two wickets.
At Albion, East Coast Demerara were eventually bowled out for 125 after resuming on their overnight score of 97-7, leaving Lower Corentyne with a target of 210 for a come-from-behind victory. Royston Crandon and Kassim Khan both finished with 3-20, while Sharaz Ramsarran took 2-21.
Surujnarine Kandasammy’s 71 then led the successful run chase for the home side as the finished on 210-6 to complete victory after conceding what was thought to be a significant first innings lead. He was well supported by Gajanand Singh, who made 41. Royston Crandon and Devon Clements completed the chase, finishing on 29 and 13 respectively. Bowling for East Coast Demerara, leg-spinner Steven Sankar took 4-50.
At Enterprise, East Bank Demerara were eventually dismissed for 314 as Boodan Baksh finished on 23 not out. Bowling for West Berbice, Keyron Fraser returned with the ball to complete a good all-round performance in the match by claiming 4-52 after his century. Kevon Jawahir was the other main wicket taker with figures of 3-70. West Berbice, in their second turn at the crease, were bowled out for 180. Leon Andrews, Andrew Dutchin and Raffael Estraido were the only batsman to score more than 20. East Bank Demerara reached 12-0 when the bails were lifted.
Cover photo caption: Christopher Barnwell walks off the field after scoring his hundred