GCB Senior Inter-County Four-Day tournament 2023: Berbice beat Demerara by six wickets
-as Kevin Sinclair demolishes Demerara with figures of 6-43
Berbice off-spinner Kevin Sinclair has demolished Demerara with figures of 6-43 from 19 overs, to give Berbice a six-wicket win at Providence.
On the fourth day of this Guyana Cricket Board’s (GCB’s) Senior Inter-County Four-Day match, Berbice chased down 110 runs in 14.2 overs to start their campaign in fine fashion. Demerara had resumed day 4 on 61-3, with a lead of 13 runs. Overnight batsman Sachin Singh top-scored for Demerara with 66, but the city side lost their last seven wickets for a mere 33 runs.
In the Berbice chase, Anthony Bramble blazed an unbeaten 51 from 26 balls, while veteran batsman Jonathan Foo made 31. Christopher Barnwell, who had four wickets in the first innings, claimed 3-28 in seven overs in the second innings.
Earlier, Singh and Leon Johnson (34) added 84 runs for the 4th wicket, taking Demerara to 124-4. But wickets crumbled as Kevin Sinclair bowled with control to sweep the city side aside.
Singh’s top-score of 66 came off 173 balls in 224 minutes, as the left-hander struck seven fours and one six.
In the Berbice chase of 110, they lost Javed Karim (00), Adrian Sukwah (06) and Kevlon Anderson (01); but Bramble’s innings of 51 included nine fours and one six as he and Kevin Sinclair (13) sealed the deal for Berbice.
The tournament will continue today at Providence with Essequibo taking on a Select XI.