September 25, 2016

Barnwell’s 254 leads DCC to thumping innings win over UG

By Akeem Greene

National all-rounder Christopher Barnwell struck an audacious 254 against the University of Guyana (UG) which led the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to a comprehensive innings and 208-run defeat in the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) first division, two-day competition on Sunday.

Christopher Barnwell

Christopher Barnwell

Playing at the DCC ground, UG batted first and made 135 all out with Leon Williams top scoring with 24 and the next best scorer being Dwayne Dodson with 21.
Left-arm spinners Totaram Bishun and Ashmead Nedd picked up 4-45 and 4-44 respectively.
When DCC responded they amassed 551 all out, led by Barnwell’s magnificent 254. The listless UG bowlers did not have answers for the aggression of Barnwell as between the start of play and lunch he moved from his overnight score of 90 to 254 with a series of powerful sixes and cracking fours.
National players Paul Wintz (88) and Kevon Boodie (50) chipped in with useful contributions.
Left-arm spinner Damein Vantull picked up three wickets.
With a lead of 416 UG took to the crease just after lunch and were quickly pegged down at 46-2.
Some stability came when Omesh Danram who made an aggressive 38 before he played an injudicious shot to hold-out at long-on.
It was then over to the 22-ball fifty by Darnel Douglas that brought life to the match. Douglas who is a former DCC player trudged to the crease and immediately began pouncing on any loose balls by the opposition.
He eventually fell for 53 (8x4s; 6x3s) which then saw a cluster of wickets falling to rash shots as Bishun returned to take 6-40 to end with a match haul of 10-85 as UG were bowled out for 208.

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