West Berbice beat Georgetown; Adams amongst the wickets again
West Berbice defeated Georgetown by eight wickets in two days when action in the Jaguars Franchise League Three-day tournament continued on Saturday across the country. One of the highlights of the day’s play was another outstanding bowling performance from Essequibo’s left-arm spinner Anthony Adams.
At Bush Lot ground, West Berbice, resuming on their overnight score of 226-8 in response to Georgetown’s 155 were dismissed for 231. Bowling for Georgetown, off-spinner Gajanan Suknanan grabbed 5-75. Georgetown, facing a first innings deficit of 76, folded for 151 to set West Berbice a meager score of 77 to win.
Batting for Georgetown, Ovid Richardson made 24, Martin Pestano-Belle 23, Sunil Singh 17 and captain Paul Wintz 23 not out. Bowling for West Berbice, Gudakesh Motie took 5-35 and Andrew Dutchin 3-55.
West Berbice won by eight wickets.
At Port Mourant, East Bank made 240 in reply to Upper Corentyne’s 262 with Sachin Sing hitting 60, Ronaldo Ali Mohamed 55 and Colin Benn 31. Shawn Pereira collected 5-67 for Upper Corentyne, and David Latchaya 2-21. Upper Corentyne then commenced their innings with the opening batsmen already putting up a 201-run partnership off 49 overs, to extend their lead to 223 runs.
At Young Warriors, West Demerara made 331 against Lower Corentyne. Tevin Imlach failed to add to his overnight 119. Richie Looknauth made 45 not out, while Karran Arjpaul bagged 4-56 and Kassim Khan 3-81.
Lower Corentyne closed on 146-8 with Alex Algoo 61 not out, and Kassim Khan having made 25. Bowling for West Demerara, Mahendra Dhanpaul , Keshram Seyhoden and Akshaya Persaud each picked up two wickets.
At Tuschen, East Coast batted first and made 289 against Essequibo. Rajendra Chandrika made 68, Joshua Persaud 56, Brian Sattaur 51. Anthony Adams took 6-81, Neland Cadogan 2-55 and Akini Adams 2-73. Points leaders Essequibo closed on 5-0.