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Demerara crowned champions after final day washout

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By Avenash Ramzan

The Guyana Cricket Board’s Hand-in-Hand Insurance Under-19, Inter-County, Three-day competition concluded on a rain-affected Thursday (June 15) in Georgetown with Demerara emerging overall champions. Overnight and early morning rains resulted in a washout at both venues- the Everest and Police grounds.

Defending champions Demerara finished the three-round tournament with 25.5 points, comfortably ahead of Berbice on 19.7, the Select Under-17 team on 11.1 and Essequibo in the cellar position on 8.6.

Below are the summarised scores from the final round games.

At Everest: Demerara 190 (Ramnarine Chatura 53, Bhaskar Yadram 39, Keith Simpson 5-78, Kevin Sinclair 5-32) and 95-9 (Karan Arjpaul 9-22) versus Berbice 166 (Kevin Sinclair 97, Sylus Tyndall 27, Keshram Seyhodan 6-67, Bhaskar Yadram 3-16). Man-of-the-Match: Karan Arjpaul.

At Police: Select Under-17 made 227 (Kevlon Anderson 101, Reyaz Khan 33, Pradesh Balkishun 24, Nigel Deodat 22, Mahendra Persaud 3-34, Joel Fortune 3-42, Lesley Allen 2-27) versus Essequibo 100-9 (Stephan Campbell 34, Mahendra Persaud 21, Ashmead Nedd 4-29, Kevlon Anderson 3-5). Man-of-the-Match: Kevlon Anderson

Demerara dominated the individual awards with Raymond Perez making the most runs (259) including a best of 125; Keshram Seydohan taking the most wickets (18) with a best of 6-67; and skipper Bhaskar Yadram being named Most Valuable Player with 204 runs, 10 wickets and two dismissals.

Joshua Persaud of Demerara and Robin Williams of the Under-17 team copped three dismissals- the joint-most in the tournament. Performance from the 50-over and Three-day were combined to determine the individual awards.

Demerara also won the 50-over title, making a successful defending of both formats. From this tournament the Guyana team will be selected to compete in the Regional Under-19 competition later this year.  

Present at Thursday’s presentation ceremony at the Everest ground were Guyana Cricket Board Secretary and Cricket West Indies Director Anand Sanasie and Hand-in-Hand’s Business Development Supervisor Shafeena Juman.

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