GCB/Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies U-19 Inter-county 50 Overs Tournament

Demerara advance to final after beating U-17’s by 16 runs
On an overcast day along the East Bank of Demerara, Demerara defeated the

Travis Persaud (right) collects his Man of the Match Trophy from Match Referee Colin Stuart
Travis Persaud (right) collects his Man of the Match Trophy from Match Referee Colin Stuart

National Under-17 Select team by 16 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method as Guyana Cricket Board
(GCB)/Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies Under -19 50 over inter-county tournament resumed with third round action yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
The match started at 10:00 Hrs, 30 minutes late, due to early morning rain with Demerara winning the toss and batting first. After four overs in their innings and the score on 13/0, the heavens opened and saw about 2 hours of play being lost. This forced a reduction in the number of overs per side to 35.
After the interruption, Demerara found the going tough and were restricted to 140/8 from their 35 overs. Raymond Perez top-scored with 29 (2×4), while Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed made 23 (2×6) and Sherfane Rutherford 16. The National Select U-17’s utilized the conditions beautifully with Kevlon Anderson picking up 2-29 from seven overs, left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd 2-30 while Kevin Sinclair (1-29) and Kevin Umroa (1-19) had one wicket each.
When the National U-17 Select Team took to the crease there was a solid opening partnership between Sachin Singh and Bhaskar Yadram which was aided by some wayward bowling especially from Ali-Mohammed. However, Demerara skipper Travis Persaud grabbed 4-11 to cop the Man-of-the-Match Award as he joined forces with off-spinner Richie Looknauth (3-13) to break the back of the U-17’s. Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed picked up 2 for 26 from 6 overs after going for a few in his first spell.
The National Select U-17’s were eventually shot out for 128 in the final over after they were asked to make 145 from 35 overs under the Duckworth/Lewis Method.
Demerara captain Travis Persaud was named Man of the Match.
The competition continues today with Essequibo taking on Berbice from 09:30 Hrs.