Berbice, President’s XI share points after Inter-county washout
No play was possible in the Round Three game between Berbice and the Guyana Cricket Board’s President XI in the Senior Inter-county 50-over competition on Saturday at the National Stadium, Providence.
According to a release from the Board, the game was “…washed out due to persistent rainfall over the past two days. The match was abandoned without a ball being bowled.”
The game, set to start at 09:00h, was officially called off after an inspection at 15:00h.
The result means Berbice, unbeaten in their previous two games, moved to 10 points, while the President’s XI, with two defeats in the tournament, got off the mark with two points.
Demerara and Essequibo, both with a win and a defeat in the competition, are locked in the middle of the table on four points each, with Essequibo ahead on net run rate.
They clash on Sunday in the final game of the preliminary phase, from 09:00h at the National Stadium, with the winner advancing to the day/night final to face Berbice on Tuesday at the same venue, starting at 14:00h.
Below is a summary of the first two rounds
At GCC: Berbice thrashed Demerara by 189 runs
SUMMARY: Berbice 363-6 from 45 overs (Anthony Bramble 106, Jonathan Foo 71, Shimron Hetmyer 58, Romario Shepherd 40, Rampertab Ramnauth 36; Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed 3-66) vs Demerara 174 all out from 29.3 overs (Leon Johnson 51, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 39, Akshaya Persaud 37; Veerasammy Permaul 3-30, Kevin Sinclair 3-42, Gudakesh Motie 2-32)
At Everest: Essequibo defeated GCB President’s XI by eight wickets
SUMMARY: GCB President’s XI 237-8 from 50 overs (Shamar Joseph 67*, Kwesi Mickle 40, Suresh Dhanai 38, Matthew Nandu 27; Anthony Adams 3-14, Ricardo Adams 2-40) vs Essequibo 240-2 from 41.3 overs (Kemol Savory 108*, Kevon Boodie 92, Keyron Fraser 1-19, Akini Adams 1-40)
At Everest: Demerara defeated GCB President’s XI by 160 runs
SUMMARY: Demerara 316-5 from 50 overs (Leon Johnson 153, Christopher Barnwell 63, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 53, Sherfane Rutherford 26*; Suresh Dhanai 3-87) vs President’s XI 156 all out from 36 overs (Trevon Griffith 63; Steven Sankar 4-49, Ashmead Nedd 2-22).
At GCC: Berbice defeated Essequibo by 26 runs (DLS method)
SUMMARY: Essequibo 226 all out from 49 overs (Quintin Sampson 85, Keemo Paul 46, Anthony Adams 30; Romario Shepherd 4-37, Kevin Sinclair 3-35, Veerasammy Permaul 2-37) vs Berbice 144-4 from 26 overs (Anthony Bramble 62, Romario Shepherd 30*; Garfield Phillips 2-16)