THE Demerara U-17s remained unbeaten when action in the third and final round of the GCB/ RUBiS Bel Air Under-17 Inter-county 2019 came to a close at Everest cricket ground. Demerara’s Mathew Nandu hit a positive 70 to help his side to victory over the Select Under-15 XI.
Despite U-15 captain Zachary Jodah and Krisna Singh sharing 6 wickets, they lost by two runs.
Demerara won the toss and elected to bat, posting a challenging 207 all out from 48.2 of their allotted 50 overs. Mathew Nandu hit a well-composed 70, while Rommel Daterdeen scored 49 and Niran Bissu chipped in with 40.
Bowling for the Select U-15, Zachary Jodah and Krisna Singh grabbed 3 for 39 and 44 respectively, while Mavendra Dindyal, Alvin Mohabir and Thaddeus Lovell grabbed one wicket apiece.
In reply, the Select XI gave an excellent account of themselves and fell just three runs short of victory, finishing on 205 for 6 from 50 overs.
Opening batsman Rampertab Ramnauth stroked 76, while Mavendra Dindyal continued his rich vein of form by making a solid 67. The other batsmen to reach double figures were Tameshwar Mahadeo with 17 and Thaddeus Lovell, 16 not out.
Bowling for Demerara, Andre Seepersaud took 2 for 31 while Rudranauth Kisssoon had one for 44.