INTER-COUNTY 50-OVER: Dominant Berbice, Essequibo aim to seal final spot


Berbice and Essequibo were dominant round one winners in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Senior Inter-County 50-Over tournament, and victory in their respective matches today would set a rematch of last year’s final.

Berbice faces the GCB Select XI at Enmore Community Centre Ground, while Demerara hosts Essequibo at Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda. Both matches commence at 09:00h.

Essequibo will enter high in confidence after they hammered Select XI by 172 runs on Sunday at GCC, led by a classy knock from Malcolm Hubbard and an all-round bowling performance.

Hubbard struck six maximums and three fours in his 73-ball 76 to lift Essequibo to 273-9, after which they bundled Select XI for 101 in 32.2 overs.

Malcolm Hubbard collects his Man-of-the-Match award

Ricardo Adams (48), Antony Adams (39), Kemol Savory (29), and Kevon Boodie (20) offered support as young pacer Isai Thorne worked up some heat to grab 4-52 from his ten overs while Junior Sinclair 3-40 and Christopher Barnwell 2-60 did the damage for Select XI.

After failing to trouble the score, National Selectee Quentin Sampson rocked the Select XI top-order, grabbing 4-18 from five overs while Garfield Williams (2-10) and Antony Adams (2-25) chipped in the wickets column.

Opener Raymond Perez (25) and Suresh Dhani (23) were the only batsmen to surpass 20 for the Select XI.

The Inter-County tournament is being used as a gauge to select Guyana Harpy Eagles’ 14-man squad for the Regional Super50 in Trinidad and Tobago from October 17 – November 11.

Guyana has not won a Regional 50-Over title since 2005 and is seeking to complete the ‘Regional Treble’ this year.

GCB Inter-County Super50 Fixtures


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