Rain severely affects GCB four day inter county competition

-E’bo 55-3; Demerara 107-1 on rain affected first day

Rain yesterday severely affected the second round of matches of the Guyana Cricket Board four day Inter County tournament resulting in a total of 44 overs being played in the two scheduled matches.

At Wales in the game between Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Berbice and Essequibo, only 16.3 overs of play was possible with Essequibo reaching 55-3 in the time allowed.

Rajendra Chandrika drives through the off-side on his way to an unbeaten 52 in Demerara’s first innings score of 107-1 against the President’s XI yesterday. (Orlando Charles photo)
Rajendra Chandrika drives through the off-side on his way to an unbeaten 52 in Demerara’s first innings score of 107-1 against the President’s XI yesterday. (Orlando Charles photo)

Berbice skipper Assad Fudadin won the toss, and sent the Essequibo team in to bat following which the GT&T Berbice seamers nipped out three wickets before the rain began at 11:32 am, 16.3 overs into the morning session with Essequibo 55 for 3.

Norman Fredericks was lbw to Clinton Pestano for just seven while Royan Fredericks made five before he was caught by Fudadin off the bowling of Keon Joseph.

Wayne Osbourne became Pestano’s second wicket when he was caught by Fudadin for nine.

At the crease when the rains came were Ricardo Adams who is not out on five and Herell Greene unbeaten on 14.

Pestano has figures of 8-2-32-2 and Joseph 7-2-16-1. The match is scheduled to begin at 9am today in an effort to make up for the time lost yesterday.

Play between Demerara and the President’s XI at the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground was also curtailed due to rain.

The President’s XI won the toss and invited Demerara to bat but only 27.3 overs were possible in their innings, during which time they made their way to 107-1, with Rajendra Chandrika helping himself to an unbeaten 52. With him at the crease when the rains came was Shemroy Barrington who is unbeaten on 13.

Robin Bacchus made 33 before he was lbw to Seon Daniels.

Daniels has 1 for 33 so far.

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