Defending champions GT&T Berbice are current leaders in the points table after their outright win against Essequibo in Round One of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Limacol Inter-County Under-15 Two Day competition.
Berbice defeated Essequibo by 181 runs on Monday at the Enmore Community Development Centre ground in what turned out to be a one sided encounter.
In a low scoring match Berbice made 97 all out in their first innings and then dismissed Essequibo for 72.
Berbice then rattled up 172-4 before declaring leaving Essequibo with a victory target of 198.
Essequibo in their second innings made heavy weather of the target and were lost eight wickets for only one run with that run coming from a leg by before crashing to 17 all out with eight of their batsman failing to trouble the scorers. According to the playing rules of the competition, 12 points are awarded for an outright win, 6 points for the team that wins on first innings in a drawn match, 3 for the team that lost first innings in a drawn match, and 4 for the team that won first innings but ends up losing the match, and 3 to the team that loses the match but ties on first innings.
In addition to the result of the match fast bowlers can aid their respective teams by taking wickets which awards their team a 5 point bonus.
GT&T’s Berbice win over Essequibo gave them a total of 15 points; 12 for the outright win and three bonus points from fast bowlers, Sylus Tyndall who bagged five wickets and Rameshwar Somwaru who picked up one.
Essequibo gained three bonus points from their captain and fast bowler Christopher Latchman who took a total of six wickets in the match.
Demerara gained six points for taking first innings points from the GCB President XI in their drawn match. They also gained three bonus points from bowlers Kelvin Shewpersaud (4 wickets) and Colin Barlow (2 wickets) to take the team’s tally to 9 points.
The President’s XI earned 3.5 points. Their skipper Vickram Talmakund was the only fast bowler to take a wicket.
The second round starts today and continues tomorrow April 18. Essequibo will go up against Demerara at the Wales Community Centre ground while
the President’s XI will take on Berbice at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda.