Persaud takes six to spur McGill to final of West Demerara 50-over

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The McGill Super Stars Sports Club demolished their opponents All Youths Sports Club by eight wickets at Wales CDC in the semi-final of the West Demerara Cricket Association (WDCA) Beacon Cafe 50-over competition last weekend.

All Youths Sports Club (AYSC) won the toss and chose to bat first on a bowler friendly surface which proved to be a vital mistake.

Off-spinner Abdul Razack and left-arm spinner Kheshram Seyhodan bowled economically within the Powerplay overs which set the tone for the rest of the AYSC innings. AYSC lost their first wicket with the score on eight in the fifth over when Razack bowled Sanjay Persaud for (0).

AYSC skipper Rickey Persaud then joined opener Travis Withwright at the crease and they added a 21-run third wicket partnership before former Guyana Under-19 all-rounder Travis Persaud had the latter lbw for 14 in the 11th over.

Prahalad Singh (left) and Travis Persaud were the standout performers

Jadesh Persaud and Rickey Persaud took the score to 38 before McGill skipper and medium-pacer Sudesh Persaud struck twice in the same over, removing Rickey Persaud (18) caught at deep mid-wicket and Anthony Carrington (0).

AYSC found themselves in even more trouble when off spinner Travis Persaud uprooted the stumps of Tejnaught Jadunauth (0) and Dereck La rose (0) in the same over at 50-6 in the 19th. Jadesh Persaud continued to lose partners as he tried to hold the AYSC innings together.

Ganesh Puran removed Rajendra Tulsie (2) bowled at 52-7 in the 20th over. Travis Persaud then removed Arvin Persaud (0) caught in the covers, Amir Imran (0) lbw and Dwayne Scott (0) bowled in the same over.

AYSC managed 64 all out in 25.4 overs with Jadesh Persaud stranded on 18.

McGill started off their chase in a no-nonsense mood after losing opener Travis Persaud (1) caught at short leg in the second over to Rickey Persaud at 1-1.

Prahalad Singh and Diquan Murray added 47 for the third wicket partnership before Murray was adjudged lbw to Arvin Persaud for 12 in the 7th over. Singh demolished the AYSC bowlers, blasting a 23-ball 45 not out to see this team over the line in 8.3 overs without any further hiccups.

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