A fine all-round effort by Alvin Mohabir secured for Georgetown a comfortable eight-wicket win against West Demerara in the final round of the Demerara Cricket Board’s (DCB’s) U-17 Inter-Association tournament.
In the match, played at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground at Bourda yesterday, Mohabir’s unbeaten 42 made light work of the 93 runs set by a jaded West Demerara team.
Batting first, West Demerara could barely muster 92 runs at the expense of 7 wickets after 50 overs.
Openers Avesh Persaud and Sachin Balgobin laid the platform for this achievement with a 55-run stand after batting in partnership for 27.2 overs. It was slow going for the duo, with Balgobin eventually emerging top-scorer with an unbeaten 28 runs scored from 131 balls, while Persaud made 26 from 99 balls.
After the opening duo had departed, no other West Demerara batsman could reach double figures. Thus when the 50 overs had expired, West Demerara had managed only 92.
Disciplined in their approach, Georgetown off-spinner Mohabir ended with 3-16 in 10 impressive overs, while his fellow off-spinner Ezekiel Wilson claimed 2-16 in his 10 overs. Extras tallied 25 in the West Demerara innings.
In reply, Georgetown lost Jadon Campbell for 29 and Varun Mangal without troubling the score; but batting at number three, Mohabir capped off his brilliant effort with an unbeaten 42 from 74 balls.
Deo Singh and Nityanand Matura each took one wicket for West Demerara in a losing effort. (Brandon Corlette)