Spinners dominate 19-wicket day at Enmore


Senior Inter-County cricket returned to the Enmore Community Centre Cricket Ground after 10 years and the fans were served a diet of spin as 19 wickets tumbled on day one of the Four-Day match between Berbice and Essequibo.

Essequibo reached stumps 156-9 from 49 overs after they bundled Berbice for 94 in 38.4 overs.

Left-arm spinners Ricardo Adams and Nigel Deodat were outstanding as both bagged five-wicket hauls.

Adams was a thorn in Berbice with 5-25 from 14 overs while Deodat got 5-42 from his 14 overs.

Seam-bowling all-rounder Quentin Sampson supported Adams with 3-12 from 5.4 overs while Garfield Phillips (1-15) and impressive pacer Neiland Codogan (1-27)  were also among the wickets.

Shamar Angel (34) top-scored for Berbice while Seon Hetmyer, older brother of Shimron Hetmyer, got 18.

Deodat (15) and skipper Junior Sinclair (10) were the other men to reach double figures.

Left-arm spinner Nigel Deodat was superb with the ball for Berbice (Photo: News Room/Avenash Ramzan/March 9, 2023)

Essequibo’s batsmen also got starts and failed to progress as Ronaldo Renee top-scored with 38 followed by Sampson with 35 while Adams made 23.

Supporting Deodat at the other end was Hetmyer (1-14), Suresh Dhanai (1-20), Keyon Sinclair (1-23), and Gaurav Ramesh (1-50).

The lads from the Cinderella County currently hold a 62-run lead heading into the second day’s play scheduled to commence at 09:30h.

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