Wins for Essequibo, West Berbice and Lower Corentyne
Essequibo, West Berbice and Lower Corentyne recorded wins on Sunday when fourth round action ended in the Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament. In the other game, West Demerara and Upper Corentyne played to a draw.
Highlighting the final day were Ricardo Adams, with an unbeaten, match-winning 116, Shimron Hetmyer with a classy 114 and Akshaya Persaud with an unbeaten 151.
At Tuschen, Essequibo, resuming on their overnight score of 155-5 chasing 183 for victory over Georgetown, reached 194-7 to maintain their dominance in the league. Ricardo Adams moved from his unbeaten overnight score of 95 to 116 not out, ending the match with consecutive sixes.
The other not out batsman was Anthony Adams on zero. Mark Williams was earlier dismissed by Christopher Barnwell, hooking at a short delivery to be caught on the fine leg boundary by Sunil Singh.
Bowling for Georgetown, Barnwell was the main wicket-taker, grabbing six of the seven Essequibo wickets to have fallen.
Over at Young Warriors, Upper Demerara/East Bank, commencing the third day on 43-5, and needing another 245 runs to secure victory over Lower Corentyne, fell 115 runs short of the target.
Ronaldo Ali Mohamed made 51, Ershad Ali 39 and Sherefane Rutherford 32. Nial Smith took 5-27 and Kassim Khan 4-59.
At Port Mourant, West Demerara, resuming on their overnight score of 59-1, after being asked to follow-on with a deficit of 184 runs, reached 371-5 from 116.1 overs when the two captains decided to call off play.
Akshaya Persaud made a superb unbeaten 151, Raymon Reifer a brilliant 88, and Romario Shepherd a solid 61. Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Clinton Pestano, Dimitri Cameron, Shawn Pereira and Rajiv Ivan each took a wicket.
At Bush Lot, West Berbice recorded their first win of this year’s League, when they defeated East Coast Demerara by three wickets. West Berbice, resuming on their overnight score of 27 without loss and needing a further 261 for victory from a minimum of 100 overs, reached 281-7.
Test player Shimron Hetymer slammed 114 from just 121 balls, a knock which included seven fours and five sixes. Raffel Estriado (55), Avishkar Sewkarran (35) and Gudakesh Motie (26) also chipped in.
Bowling for East Coast Demerara, Royston Simon took 2-19, Amir Khan 2-63 and Bhaskar Yadram 2-80.
Fifth round action will start on September 29 with Essequibo facing Upper Corentyne at Port Mourant, West Berbice taking on East Bank at Bush Lot, East Coast battling Lower Corentyne at Lusignan and West Demerara opposing Georgetown at Tuschen. All games are scheduled to commence at 09:30h.