The 2016 Memorex Under-17, Two-innings Cricket Competition, organised by the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) began last weekend with matches throughout Berbice.
The major highlight for the weekend was Deimanauth Persaud slamming 137 to help Blairmont Community Center (BCC) trounce Achievers by an innings and 295 runs.
Persaud’s knock which was the highest score of the early matches, included 16 fours and eight sixes helped BCC amass 354 for 7 declared.
The right-handed Persaud along with Berbice Under-15 player Nigel Deodat who made 55 not out help BCC reach their first innings total in response to Achievers paltry 24 all out.
When Achievers batted again, they fell for 35 to lose by an innings and a whopping 295 runs. Former Berbice Under-15 left arm pacer Javed Karim took a hat-trick in Achievers first innings.
In another match, off-spinner Antonio Kempadoo took 6 for 21 from 8 Overs to help Port Mourant bowl out Whim National for 120 in their first innings.
Emanuel Seecharran slammed 110 not out to guide Port Mourant to first innings points and 225 for 9 at the close of play.
Tucber Park bowled out East Bank for 105 in their first innings, last year’s Guyana Under-15 selectee Garfield Benjamin hit 100 not out to see Tucber Park to 185 for 5 declared. East Bank held on for a draw, reach 52 for 7 at the close.