Demerara and Berbice yesterday gained first innings points over the President’s XI and Essequibo respectively on the second day of the second round of the Guyana Cricket Board/Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Insurance Company-sponsored, three-day Inter-County tournament.
Over at the Everest Ground, Demerara dismissed their opponents for 81 in 27.4 overs with Steven Sankar bagging 5-17 from 8.4 overs.
In their turn at the crease Demerara were dismissed for 141 with skipper Kamesh Yadram top scoring with 69 an innings that included nine fours and four sixes. He received support from national opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul who made 21 with two fours and one six. Brian Sattaur, who has already scored a century in the competition, made only 17 yesterday.
Bowling for the President’s XI medium pacer Mark Hamilton grabbed 6-47 from 16 overs while Vishal Narayan supported with 3-39.
Batting a second time Essequibo, facing a deficit of 60 runs were 5-0 with openers Shun and Anthony Bhupdeo each not out on two.
At the Police Sports Club ground Eve Leary, Berbice, replying to Essequibo’s first innings score of 114 were 199-3 with David Latchaya not out on 36 and Gudakesh Motie Kanhai not yet off the mark.
Devin baldeo is the top scorer so far having made 71 with 10 fours while wicketkeeper Ashkay Homraj chipped in with 51 and innings laced with six fours and two sixes. Shairaz Ramcharran added 26. Bowling for Essequibo Herry Greene picked up 2-4 and Ricardo Adams 1-23.
Earlier, Essequibo, batting first gained useful knocks from Adams, 27, Mark Gonsalves, 25, Avinash persaud, 19 and Ricardo Peters 15 for their eventual total. Romario Shephered de Jonge grabbed 5-25, Shailebdra Shameer, 2-11, skipper Shawn Perreira 2-23 and Motie-Kanhai 1-11.
Play is set to resume this morning from 9:30 at the same venues weather providing.