Inter-County 4-Day: Bramble, Kevin Sinclair power Berbice to victory

MATCH SUMMARY: Demerara 282 all out from 94.5 overs (Richie Looknauth 67*, Tevin Imlach 62, Christopher Barnwell 28; Veerasammy Permaul 4-59, Nial Smith 2-46, Kevin Sinclair 2-49) & 157 all out from 64.4 overs (Sachin Singh 66, Leon Johnson 34, Barnwell 17; Kevin Sinclair 6-43, Smith 1-12, Shamar Joseph 1-18) lost to Berbice 330 all out from 93 overs ( Kevlon Anderson 106, Junior Sinclair 92*, Permaul 25; Barnwell 4-54, Ronaldo Alimohamed 2-63, Looknauth 2-68) & 110-4 from 14.2 overs (Anthony Bramble 51*, Johnathan Foo 31, Kevin Sinclair 13*; Barnwell 3-28; Qumar Torrington 1-21) by six wickets


Kevin Sinclair and Anthony Bramble were the stars for Berbice on the final day as they defeated Demerara by six wickets in the first round of the Senior Inter-County Four-Day tournament at the National Stadium, Providence, on Tuesday.

Bramble smashed a whirlwind 51* (9x4s; 1×6) from 26 balls that led a brisk chase of 110 in just 14.2 overs.

Johnathan Foo cracked a 15-ball 31 (4x4s; 2x6s) in support as Berbice comfortably won on the return of senior Inter-County cricket after nine years.

All-rounder Christopher Barnwell, back challenging for a spot in the national setup, threatened the small chase with 3-28 from seven overs, and ended with match figures of 7-82 from 26 overs.

Resuming on 61-3, and a lead of 13, Demerara was bundled for 157 as Kevin Sinclair continued his good form to pick 6-43 from 19 overs and take his match tally to 8-92 from 36 overs.

Former West Indies Youth batsman Sachin Singh made a patient 66, striking seven fours and one maximum in 173 balls while Leon Johnson got 34 and Barnwell made 17 as the remaining batsmen fell for single-digit scores while extras mounted to 23.

From March 1, Essequibo and President’s XI clash at the National Stadium.

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