West Demerara trounced East Coast by six wickets to retain their title in the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Under-19 Inter-Association Competition 2016.
The victorious West Demerara team
Playing East Coast at home at the Enterprise Busta Sports Club ground was a challenge for the boys from the West but they held their nerves and come out victorious.
Batting first, West Demerara managed 183 all out from 47.5 overs. Their innings was built on the back of Ronaldo Renee who crafted 108. No other batsman got going as the East Coast bowlers bowled tightly. Pradesh Balkishun was the pick of the bowlers with 3/40.
East Coast reply came close to the target; they kept the game open to the end and were eventually bowled out for 177 in the 49th over. VishwanauthRamlakan and BhaskarYadram were the main scorers with 46 and 39 respectively. RishieLooknauth and Neal Mclean were the most successful bowers with three and two wickets respectively.
Over at DCC, national player, Ronaldo Alimohamed, slammed 128 while Joshua Persaud and Raymond Perez made 98 and 57 respectively to pile up 399 for Georgetown against East Bank, as the home team thrashed East Bank by 249 runs.
Christian Husband and SagarHatheramani reaped some success with three and two wickets respectively.
Chasing such a mammoth total, East Bank who didn’t win a match in the first two rounds, did not pose any threat to Georgetown bowlers.
They folded for 150 with SagarHatheramani being the only batsman to make a decent score (30). Timothy McAlmont was the destroyer with the ball; he grabbed four wickets while Darshan Persaud captured three.