Cotton Tree Die Hard, Skeldon Community Centre and Rainbow Generation, of Seafield, have advanced to the quarter-finals of the New Building Society second division 40-over cricket competition in Berbice, after they won their respective playoff matches.
At Fyrish, Cotton Tree Die Hard beat Fyrish by 19 runs. Cotton Tree Die Hard made 211 in 39.2 overs with Roshan Gafoor topscoring with 58. Fyrish, in reply, made 192 in 35.1 overs with Javed Mohamed contributing 62. Bowling for the winners, Roshan Gafoor took 3 for 25, Waqar Hassan, 3 for 34, and Pooran Persaud, 3 for 44.
At Skeldon, Skeldon Community Centre defeated No.48 Challengers by six wickets. No. 48 Challengers, batting first, were bowled out for 171 in 30.5 overs with Balram Persaud hitting a topscore of 75.
Nicholas Seenarine (4 for 25), Nigel Trotz (2 for 18), Darshanan Chalitar (2 for 26) and Gajendra Nauth (2 for 39) were the main wicket takers for Skeldon, who in reply, reached 175 for 4 in 27 overs. Chalitar made a fighting 61 not out.
At Seafield, Rainbow Generation defeated Rose Hall Town Bakewell by 29 runs. Rainbow Generation made 167 in 31.4 overs. In reply Rose Hall Town Bakewell were bowled out for 138 in 28 overs
Keino Gravesande, 3 for 16, Julian Fraser, 2 for 23, and Tyson Carmichael, 2 for 27, claimed the wickets for the winners.