East Coast defeat East Bank to claim championship

DCB Under-17 Inter-Association…

East Coast Demerara have emerged champions in the final of the DCB Under-17 Inter-Association Cricket competition, having defeated East Bank Demerara by a whopping 51 runs. Similarly, Georgetown crushed West Demerara by a massive 121 runs.

East Coast Demerara Under-17 Team. Captain Chanderpaul Ramraj is seen collecting trophy from Ms Kavita Yadram

Facing their East Bank counterparts on home turf at the Lusignan ground, East Coast won the toss and chose to bat. They scored a well composed 165 for 8 from 50 overs, with Chetram Balgobin scoring 57, Romel Datterdeen 25, and Chanderpaul Ramraj 25.
Bowling for East Bank Demerara, Elnathan Sukhandan took 2 for 19, as did Jaafar Prinder; and Mathew Nandu took 2 for 41.
In replying, East Bank appeared to have had the title in their hands, until they lost the wicket of Mathew Nandu, who top-scored with a well composed 54, supported by Rivaldo Phillips who chipped in with 21 and Taddeus lovell who contributed 10.
Reynoldo Mohamed was the most instrumental East Coast bowler, collecting 4 for 17; while Rudranauth Kission, Ajay Gainda and Edmond Pearson each took a wicket.
East Coast won by 51 runs.
Over at Wales, Georgetown won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 161 for 5 from 39 overs reduced due to rain. Brandon Jaikaran top scored with 50, Zechariah Mootoo scored 34 not out, while Niran Bissu made 29.
Bowling for West Demerara, Daniel Roberts took 2 for 25 and Nityanand Mathura took 2 for 27.
In reply, West Demerara struggled to reach their target, and fell for a meagre 40 from just 21.2 overs. Andre Seepersaud was the only batsman to reach double- figures, with 12. Daniel Mootoo was the most destructive bowler, grabbing 4 for 9, while support came from Joel Gilkes who took 3 for 9. Georgetown won by 121 runs.