Essequibo, Lower Corentyne extends winning streak

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Story and Photos by Brandon Corlette

Exciting cricket matches continued across Guyana, Essequibo, Lower Corentyne, West Demerara and West Berbice were among the victorious teams in the second round of the SBF Petroleum CGI Jaguars 50 overs franchise.

Defending champs continues winning ways
Under glorious sunshine at the Everest Cricket Club, the professional Essequibo team defeated Upper Corentyne by 115 runs in another dominant display. Ricardo Adams had a good all-round game with a brilliant 54 and returning with his left-arm spin to end with 3-18. After Essequibo won the toss and elected to bat first, they scored 235-9 in their allotted 50 overs then Upper Corentyne were rolled over for 120 in 40.2 overs.

Gourav Ramesh bowled well for his three wickets

On Essequibo’s way to 235 Essequibo innings was set up by an 84-run partnership between Kemol Savory and Ricardo Adams. After reduced to 40-2, the senior duo took the score to 124-3 until another blooming Savory innings ended when he attempted an unnecessary run and was dismissed via the run out route for 37.

16-year old Jonathan Rampersaud top-scored for Upper Corentyne

The right-handed stoke maker, Ricardo, one of the three Adams brothers in the Essequibo team, was dismissed for 54 by the 17-year old Albion player, Gourav Ramesh. Ricardo had struck five fours and three huge sixes in a top knock. The left-arm spinner, Ramesh removed Mark Williams for four with the score on 134-4. An aggressive innings from Quinton Sampson led the Essequbians to their strong total. The fast-bowling all-rounder struck a quick-fire 45 which included two sixes three fours. One of Sampson’s big maximum left a dent on a vehicle outside the ground.

Kelvin Umroa grabbed 5-25

Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Ramesh ended with3-38 in eight overs while fast bowlers Cameron and Sylus Tyndall had 2-41 and 2-33 respectively. In reply Upper Corentyne were bowled out for 120 with Shawn Pereira scored with 30 down the order while 16-year old Jonathan Rampersaud top-scored with a fighting 33 after surviving a fearsome Ronsford Beaton spell. West Indies Under-15 batsman, Rampertab Ramnuath scored 13. In addition to Ricardo’s 3-18 in 8.2 overs, Akinie Adams had 3-21 while Beaton had 2-19.

Umroa 5-fer, Anderson, Hetmyer destroys East Coast
Former Guyana Under-19 left-arm spinner, Kelvin Umroa had magical figures of 5-25 to lead Lower Corentyne to a comfortable with 8-wicket win over East Coast at Enmore. East Coast batting first, were bundled out for 89 in 32.3 overs. Skipper Amir Khan top-scored with 35 in another poor batting display by Essequibo. Supporting Umora was captain Veerasammy Permaul who had 2-9 in 10 overs which included five maidens. Junior Sinclair and Trevon Stanislaus had one wicket each.

Ricardo Adams had a good all-round game for Essequibo

In reply, Lower Corentyne lost Sinclair for nine, Maxie DeJonge and Jonathan Foo for ducks. It was West Indies Under-19 batsman, Kevlon Anderson who hit a classy 41 not out while Seon Hetmyer scored 30 in an unbroken 70-run partnership. Rawle Merell had 2-22 in five overs.

West Demerara v Georgetown
Georgetown suffered their second defeat after West Demerara scored 141-5 on the back of Tagenarine Chanderpaul 51 at Tuschen Ground. Tevin Imlach made 47 for West Demerara. In reply, a star-studded Leon Johnson-led Georgetown were bowled out for 118 in 34.2 overs. Johnson scored 39 while Javon Hector took 3-18 and Keshram Seyhodan had 3-20 to upset the city side.

Kevlon Anderson scored a solid unbeaten 41 in Lower Corentyne win over East Coast

West Berbice defeats East Bank
On the back of Kevin Sinclair’s 58, West Berbice defeated East Bank Demerara by seven wickets at Bush Lot West Coast Berbice. East Bank were bowled out for 116 after Seon Glasgow took 4-31 in 10 overs. Vishaul Singh scored 30 while Sachin Singh scored 29. In reply, West Berbice chased down 117 in 20 overs, ending on 119-2. West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer scored 28 to support Sinclair 56 which included two sixes and six fours.