East Bank close in on victory over West Berbice


..centuries for Foo, Anderson and Perez on Day Two

EAST Bank required a further 77 runs for victory over West Berbice in round five of the Jaguars Franchise League three-day tournament when play ended yesterday..

Kevlon Anderson

Set 140 for victory, the visitors were 63-2 at the Bush Lot ground. Sachin Singh and Darshan Persaud, will resume today on 18 and 10 respectively.

Resuming at 161-7, East Bank were bowled out for 191, with an overall first innings lead of 51 runs. Mark Rhobe contributed 23 before left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie claimed the final three wickets in quick succession.

Persaud (0), and Sagar Hetheramani (11), were the final two batsmen to have been dismissed. Motie finished with figures of 5-39. Seon Glasgow ended with 2-36, while Leon Andrews, Andrew Dutchin and Derich McAlmon, all claimed a wicket apiece.
The hosts started off their second innings on a bright note, with openers Raffle Estriado and Arthley Bailey adding 67 for the first wicket, and in the process wiped off the first innings deficit.

Both batsmen started off aggressively with Estriado, in particular, hitting five fours in his 37 before he was removed by Ronaldo Ali-Mohamed.
Off-spinner Steven Jacobs then picked up the wicket of the dangerous Shimron Hetmyer without scoring, to leave the hosts on 83-2 at lunch.

Jonatan Foo

Bailey was unbeaten on 30 while Andrews was on eight. After the interval the hosts were set back with three quick wickets, losing Andrews (9), Javid Karim (0), and Glasgow (9).
Both Andrews and Karim were removed by Jacobs which Persaud claimed the wicket of Glasgow.
Thereafter, Bailey and Motie shared a seventh-wicket stand of 77, but as the partnership was looking ominous, the medium pacer Rutherford removed Bailey for 75. An innings which featured nine fours and a six.

At tea the hosts were 180-6, with Motie unbeaten on 41. After the interval Motie brought up his fifty, but the hosts were bowled out soon after for 190.
Jacobs finished with figures of 5-22, with Rutherford claiming 3-28.
East Bank then lost Christopher Deonarine (24), and Deonarine Seegobin (7). Both batsmen fell to Motie.

Over at the Lusignan ground, Lower Corentyne reached an impressive 343 for 3 with Jonathon Foo hitting 152 and Kevlon Anderson 102 not out
At Port Mourant; Upper Corentyne resuming at 190-3, were bowled out for 310 in 81.3 overs, an overall lead of 157 runs. David Latchya took his overnight 66 to 77 while Anthony Bramble went on to score 105. Anthony Adams finished with figures of 7-91. Batting a

Raymond Perez

second time, Essequibo closed the day on 361-3, a lead of 203 runs. Keemo Paul made 177, Kevon Boodie 59, Ricardo Adams is unbeaten on 62 while Kemol Savory is on 37.

At Tuschen ground on the East Bank of Essequibo, Georgetown resuming at their overnight score of 1 without loss, in reply to West Demerara’ 333 made on the first day, raced to 183 for 2 off 26 overs by lunch, with Raymond Perez and Christopher Barnwell unbeaten on 89 and 65 respectively.

On resumption, West Demerara made criucial inroads to the Georgetown batting line up, removing Christopher Barnwell, for a brilliant 86, which included 7 fours and 7 sixes. Shortly after Barnwell’s dismissal, Perez brought up his majestic century which included 7 fours and 6 sixes. Perez madet 138, Steven Sankar 48, and Ramaal Lewis 68 runs.

Georgetown’s innings ended on 396 all out from 81.2 overs for a lead of 63 . Bowling for West Demerara, Travis Persaud took 3 for 12, Richie Looknauth and Keshram Seyodan claiming 3 wickets for 96 and 104 runs respectively. At the close Wse Demerara had reached 43 for 2.