Centuries for Fudadin, Persaud and Lyght Jr
Day two of the penultimate round of the Guyana Cricket Board’s Jaguars Franchise League was another fruitful day for batsmen, as three players recorded centuries.
West Demerara’s captain Akshaya Persaud stroked the day’s highest score, 155, while Assad Fudadin followed up his 91 in the first innings with an unbeaten hundred for Upper Corentyne and Andrew Lyght Jr made a blistering 119 for Georgetown.
Below are the summarised scores from the games.
At Everest, East Bank Demerara, resuming on their overnight score of 75-4, eventually declared with their score on 97-9. Danny Narayan was dismissed without addition to his overnight score of 30. Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Eon Hooper claimed his fourth five-wicket haul of the competition, claiming 5-13 and Keon Sinclair took 3-29.
Upper Corentyne in their second innings were led by Assad Fudadin, who followed up his first innings 92 with an unbeaten century to lead his team to 286-7 declared. He finished on 101 not out, which included 10 fours. All-rounder Clinton Pestano made an attacking 84 with eight fours and seven sixes, while Jason Sincalir made 45.
Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Steven Jacobs took 4-69 and Sherfane Rutherford 3-50. East Bank Demerara closed on 24-2 chasing 412 for an outright victory.
At Tuschen, West Demerara resuming on 22-0 were led by Akshaya Persaud’s 155 as they made 329 in reply to Lower Corentyne’s score of 325. Persaud struck 13 fours and nine maximums. Safraz Esau (36), Raymon Reifer (34) and Rishi Looknauth (27) were the other major contributors. Bowling for Lower Corentyne, Sharaz Ramcharan took 5-53.
At Imam Bacchus ground, Essequibo rattled up 484 all out in reply to East Coast Demerara’s 316. Rayon Fredericks top scored with 87, while Keemo Paul struck 82, Ricardo Adams 73, Avinash Persaud 72 and Anthony Adams hit 61. Bowling for East Coast Demerara, Steven Sankar claimed 5-152 and Amir Khan 2-73. East Coast Demerara were 2-1 at the close of play.
At Cumberland ground, West Berbice were dismissed for 113 in reply to Georgetown’s first innings 243. Andrew Dutchin top scored with 36. Bowling for Georgetown, Gajanan Suknanan had 3-25, Christopher Barnwell and Kellon Carmichael took 2-18 apiece, and Devon Lord 2-24.
Georgetown, in their second innings, rattled up 308-6 declared with Andrew Lyght Jr. making a blistering 119, while Sunil Singh made 52, Robin Bacchus 50 and Kellon Carmichael 26 not out. Keyron Fraser had 2-49 and Dutchin claimed 2-103. West Berbice closed on 112-2 chasing 439 for victory. Avishkar Sewkarran is on 59 not out.
Cover photo caption: Assad Fudadin (left) and Akshaya Persaud