Lower Corentyne crowned SBF Petroleum 50-over champions


The 2019 SBF Petroleum 50-over League came to an end on Thursday, with Lower Corentyne claiming the title in a close run with last year’s champions Essequibo.

In the final round, West Berbice won their match against West Demerara, East Bank defeated Essequibo, Georgetown came out victorious against East Coast and Lower Corentyne defeated Upper Corentyne.

At the award ceremony, wicketkeeper/batsman Kemol Savory was rewarded for scoring the most runs in the tournament, and was also adjudged MVP for his 18 dismissals and 336 runs.

Collecting the award for the most wickets were Ricardo Adams and Jason Sinclair with 20 each.

Kemol Savory receives one of his awards from GCB Secretary Anand Sanasie

West Berbice vs West Demerara at Tuschen

West Berbice, in their engagement against West Demerar, posted 206-9 in their allotted overs. Kevin Sinclair fell one run short of his third half-century after being bowled by left-arm seamer, Raymon Reifer.

His patient innings saw him hitting two sixes and one four. West Demerara took consistent wickets despite cameos from Marvan Prashad (29), Andrew Dutchin (21) and Steffan Harris (21). Mahendra Dhanpaul (3-56) and Reifer (3-41) were the most successful bowlers.

West Demerara were restricted to 151 in 39.5 overs as Tagenarine Chanderpaul followed up his century in the previous round with a top score of 56. Only Reifer provided support with 46. Left-arm spinners, Gudakesh Motie (3-29) and Nigel Deodat (3-27) were the principal wicket-takers. West Berbice won by 55 runs.

Upper Corentyne vs Lower Corentyne at Young Warriors

Lower Corentyne racked up a massive 366-9 in 50 overs. Adrian Sukwah scored 98, highlighted by nine fours and five sixes. He was supported by the Sinclair brothers, Junior and Jason, who made 57 and 56 respectively.

Nail Smith, Garfield Benjamin, and Jonathan Foo complemented their team’s innings with 39, 33 and 31 respectively. Upper Corentyne’s bowling was led by seamer Dimitri Cameron’s 3-59 and Alex Algoo’s 2-43.

In the reply, Upper Corentyne, competing with an eight-man team, managed 135.  Opener Algoo, in his attempt to lead his team to victory, made 56 but fell off to Lower Corentyne’s most destructive bowler, Junior Sinclair, who snatched a four-wicket haul.

Quasi Burnette scored (21), Eon Hooper (15), Shawn Pereira (12) and Trishan Ramsarran (10) were the other players in double-figures as they fell short by 231 runs.

Sherfane Rutherford receives his Man-of-the-Match award from Anand Sanasie

East Bank vs Essequibo at Everest Ground  

Batting first, East Bank posted 318 all out in 49 overs, led by Sherfane Rutherford’s boundary-laden 154.

Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed added (42), Vishaul Singh (36), Matthew Nandu (20) and Trevon Griffith (19) chipped in.

Rutherford returned with ball in hand to take 3-65 in support of the early destruction left by Trevon France, who took 3-35 and destroyed the top order.

Quintin Sampson (67) and Anthony Adams (64) resisted but their team still fell short. Kemol Savory and David Willams scored 45 runs each. East Bank won by 35 runs.

East Coast vs Georgetown at Lusignan

Georgetown won the toss and managed 271-9 after electing to bat first. Left-handed batsman Leon Johnson managed to make the lead score of 68 runs before falling to East Coast’s most dominant bowler, Damuka Ngqondo, who took 4-59.

Jeremiah Scott contributed 58 runs, while Joshua Persaud and Raymond Perez each made 44. Chandrapaul Ramraj took two wickets.

East Coast remained winless after being bowled out for 90 in 30.3 overs. Steven Sankar led the rout with 3-26 and was well supported by Johnson (2-4). Extras accounted for 22 runs, while Alphius Bookie made 18. Georgetown won by 181 runs.

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