Female 50-over Inter-county: Berbice defeat Essequibo by four wickets

SUMMARY: Essequibo 64 all out from 27.2 overs (Cyanna Retemiah 12, Latoya Williams 12; Trisha Hardat 3-5, Plaffiana Millington 3-11, Ashmini Munisar 2-7) vs Berbice 65-6 from 12.1 overs (Sheneta Grimmond 16, Ashmini Munisar 16, Tia Isaacs 11*; Cyanna Retemiah 2-28, Yonette Welcome 1-6, Kumarie Persaud 1-28)


Berbice defeated Essequibo by four wickets in a low-scoring second round match in the Guyana Cricket Board’s Senior Female Inter-County 50-over competition on Sunday.

Playing at the Meten-Meer-Zorg ground, West Coast Demerara, Berbice dismissed Essequibo for just 64 in 27.2 overs before pulling off victory in 12.1 overs, losing six wickets in the process.

Player-of-the-Match Trisha Hardat picked up 3-5 off 3.2 overs of medium-pace, while off-spinners Plaffiana Millington (4-1-11-3) and Ashmini Munisar (7-4-7-2) produced miserly spells for Berbice.

Cyanna Retemiah and Latoya Williams were the only two batters into double-figures for Essequibo with 12 apiece.

The Berbicians were in early trouble in the run-chase, losing openers Shabika Gajnabi for one and Realeanna Grimmond for four at 12-2.

It soon became 31-4, then 52-6 before Tia Isaacs (11*) and the experienced Shemaine Campbelle (4*) closed out the match. Munisar and Sheneta Grimmond had a joint topscore of 16, both hitting three fours each.

Retemiah took 2-28 for Essequibo, while there was a wicket apiece for Yonette Welcome and Kumarie Persaud.

The 50-over competition will continue on Tuesday (February 13) with Demerara facing Berbice in what is a virtual final at Malteenoes from 09:30h.

Demerara defeated Essequibo by 185 runs in the first round on February 9.

This will be followed by the T20 segment, with all matches at Malteenoes starting at 13:30h.

February 15- Essequibo vs Berbice

February 16- Demerara vs Essequibo

February 17- Demerara vs Berbice

The Inter-County competition is being used to select the Guyana team to compete in the Cricket West Indies Regional Women’s tournament, set for St. Kitts in March.

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