Hubbard, Adams bowl Essequibo to huge win after batting heroics from Savory, Sampson

SUMMARY: Essequibo 197 all out from 51.5 overs (Malcolm Hubbard 51*, Neiland Cadogan 39; Demetri Cameron 4-49, Carlos La Rose 2-33, Sylus Tyndall 2-38) and 297-8 declared from 56 overs (Kemol Savory 100*, Quentin Sampson 71, Antony Adams 30; Jonathan Rampersaud 3-64, Kelvin Umroa 2-60, Sylus Tyndall 2-67) vs Select XI 102 all out from 26.3 overs (Rajendra Chandrika 24, David Williams 21; Malcolm Hubbard 3-25, Antony Adams 2-9, Keemo Paul 2-10, Neiland Cadogan 2-35) and 121 all out from 33.3 overs (Alvin Mohabir 33, Rajendra Chandrika 26; Malcolm Hubbard 4-29, Anthony Adams 4-44)

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Spinners Malcolm Hubbard and Antony Adams shared eight wickets, Kemol Savory made a splendid, unbeaten century and Quentin Sampson went into T20 mode to lift Essequibo to a commanding 271-run victory over the Select XI in round one of the Guyana Cricket Board’s Senior Inter-County Four-Day Championship on Friday at the National Stadium, Providence.

Set a massive target of 393, the Select XI were dismissed for 121 during the final session of the third day, with off-spinner Hubbard and left-arm spinner Adams taking 4-29 and 4-44 respectively.

National Youth player Alvin Mohabir with 33 and skipper Rajendra Chandrika with 26 were the only batsmen to score beyond 20 as the Select XI batsmen struggled for the second time in the game.

It was the opposite for Essequibo in their second innings, declaring on 297-8 from 56 overs after earning a first innings lead of 130.

The left-handed Savory led the way with an accomplished unbeaten 100 from 138 balls (16x4s), while Sampson lit up the venue with a shot-filled 71 off 38 balls, an innings that included nine fours and five sixes.

Hubbard was named Man-of-the-Match for scores of 51* and 16 and match-figures of 7-54.

Malcolm Hubbard (right) was named Man-of-the-Match for half-century and seven wickets in the game

The other round one game was won by Berbice, who defeated Demerara by six wickets.

Round two action will start on March 9, with games at the GCC ground, Bourda, and at Enmore, East Coast Demerara.

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