Unbeaten Georgetown crowned DCB U-15 Inter-Association champs


Georgetown emerged champions of the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Under-15 Inter-Association 50-over competition after defeating East Coast in the fifth and final round on Tuesday at the DCC ground, Queenstown.

The seven-wicket victory secured the city boys an unblemished record of four wins from four matches, with the defeat meaning previously unbeaten East Coast had to settle for the runner-up spot.

In the other match on Tuesday, home team West Demerara defeated Upper Demerara/Select XI by eight wickets to take third spot. Upper Demerara/Select XI finished fourth, while the winless East Bank ended in the cellar position.

Reyaz Latif (left) receives his Player-of-the-Match award from coach Kumar Bishundial, while Emmanuel Lewis (right) receives a trophy for scoring a majestic double hundred from Latchman Yadram

GT lads steamroll East Coast

In a clash of two unbeaten teams in a virtual final, Georgetown bowled out East Coast for a paltry 50 in 28.3 overs.

Reyaz Latiff (5-1-6-3), Trilok Nanan (4-1-6-3) and skipper Emmanuel Lewis (5-1-7-3) combined to dismiss East Coast cheaply. Extras topscored with 15, while opener Junior Dindyal made 12 off 25 (1×4).

No other batter reached double-figures, with Narindra Isurdeen’s eight off 48 balls being the next highest individual score.

In reply, Georgetown slipped to 2-2 by the second over, with opener Lomar Seecharran bowled by Isurdeen without scoring and Mickel Sharma trapping Shamar Apple leg before for one.

Opener Ravin Singh and Khush Seegobin added 39 for the third wicket before Seegobin was removed by Satindra Shiwdarsan for 16 off 42 (2x4s).

Singh, with 20* off 43 (3x4s), and Nanan (8*) then sealed the victory in 15.4 overs.

Parmeshwar Ram (left) scored a match-winning 62 for West Demerara, while Shahid Ramzan (right) topscored with a patient 48 for Upper Demerara

Ram leads West Dem to victory

Over at the Meten-Meer-Zorg ground, Upper Demerara/Select XI opted to bat first and posted 118-9 from the allotted 45 overs.

West Demerara skipper Parmeshwar Ram clipped the off-stump of opener Mickel Johnson with a beauty off the fourth delivery of the match without a run on the board.

Opener Jermaine Grovesnor (11; 2x4s) and Shahid Ramzan added 30 for the second wicket, but Upper Demerara/Select XI suffered a middle-order slump, slipping to 43-5 in the 18th over.

The left-handed Ramzan and Sameer Bhola then steadied the innings with a 32-run sixth-wicket partnership with Bhola hitting a solitary boundary in his 11.

As wickets tumbled around him, Ramzan stood firm, stroking three fours in a topscore of 48 off 113 balls, being run out with three balls remaining in the innings.

Bowling for West Demerara, Wazir Ghulam took 2-17 off nine overs, Ram 2-18 off nine and Shaker Ramesh 2-24 off eight.

In reply, West Demerara lost Mahendra Mohan (5) and Isiah Anderson (3) cheaply, before Ram and Joshua Collette sealed the win with an unbroken third wicket partnership of 77.

When victory was achieved in 28.5 overs, the in-form Ram was unbeaten on 62 off 86 balls (6x4s), his third consecutive half-century of the tournament, while Collette was not out on 31 (4x4s).

Bowling for Upper Demerara/Select XI, seam pair Prosper Jacobus took 1-13 and Thierry Davis 1-31.

East Coast all-rounder Munesh Outar copped three consecutive Player-of-the-Match awards

Honour roll

Points standings:

Georgetown      17.4

East Coast   12.6

West Demerara    9.4

Upper Demerara    4.6

East Bank     0.8

Players-of-the Match

Round One: Joshua Charles (3-6) Georgetown vs West Demerara; and Munesh Outar (74 runs and two wickets) East Coast vs East Bank

Round Two: Emmanuel Lewis (204 runs) Georgetown vs Upper Demerara; and Parmeshwar Ram (87 runs and one wicket) West Demerara vs East Bank

Round Three: Munesh Outar (five wickets and 14 runs) East Coast vs Upper Demerara; and Brandon Henry (5-5) Georgetown vs East Bank

Round Four: Munesh Outar (42 runs and three wickets) East Coast vs West Demerara; and Anek Haimnarine (4-4) Upper Demerara vs East Bank

Round Five: Reyaz Latif (3-6) Georgetown vs East Coast; and Parmeshwar Ram (62 runs and 2-17) West Demerara vs Upper Demerara

Most Runs: Parmeshwar Ram (230)

Highest Score: Emmanuel Lewis (204)

Most wickets: Anek Haimnarine (10), Munesh Outar (10)

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