Georgetown, East Bank women secure cricket victories

The Georgetown and East Bank women recorded victories during contrasting circumstances by 154 runs and 3 wickets respectively in the 3rd round matches of the ongoing 2011 Female Inter-Association 50-overs cricket tournament yesterday.

At DCC Georgetown completed its second victory in consecutive days with a commanding 154-run victory over  West Bank Demerara.

In a game that started at 12:20 pm due to overnight and early morning showers, Georgetown batted first after being put in by West Bank skipper Tracy Glasgow and amassed a solid 183 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs, aided by Akaze Thompson 37 and Joanne Van Sertima 45 not out. Extras contributed its usually significant share of an even 50 runs.

Jeanette Daniles was the pick of the West Bank Demerara bowlers as she claimed 2 for 22.

In reply the West Bank women capitulated miserably for 39 in 19.2 overs of clueless batting. Only Dawn Nicholes reached double figures with 17.

The quick bowling pair of Onika Wallerson and Akzae Thompson, who had an impressive all-round game,  tormented the West Bank batters, as they claimed  3 for 11 and 3 for 13 respectively.

And at the Police Ground in  yesterday’s other game, which also saw a delayed start due to weather, East Bank eventually secured a tense 3-wicket victory over East Coast. The East Coast women were bowled out for 141 in 41 overs, with Kavita Yadram being the highest scoring batter with 28, after extras again top-scored with 53 runs.

Bowlers Leanna Harris and Hema Singh were the chief architects responsible for restricting the East Coast total as they shared 3 wickets each. In pursuit of the total, East Bank blazed to 87 without loss in the first 16 overs and were seemingly coasting to victory. But a middle-order collapse saw them losing 5 wickets in no time, bringing  East Coast  back into the contest.

East Bank however steadied themselves and led by a second consecutive tournament half-century  by June Ogle Thomas (50), who followed up her 72 in East Bank’s previous game vs Georgetown, got to their target with a score of 146 for 7 in 27.2 overs.

The two matches carded for tomorrow are East Bank vs West Demerara at Bourda and Georgetown vs East Coast at Police Sports Club Ground.

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