Christopher Barnwell scored a scintillating century in the first ever leather ball match to be played under lights at the Demerara Cricket Club ground, Queenstown Friday night.
Barnwell stroked an entertaining 104 in DCC’s 251-5 against the Georgetown Rest team selected by several coaches from Georgetown.
The game, however ended due to rain with 16.5 overs remaining.
At that stage the Georgetown Rest team was 37-1.
Barnwell, the national one-day captain, hit 84 runs in boundaries (nine fours and eight sixes). He added 91 runs for the third wicket with Jamal Hinckson before Hinckson, who hit five sixes and six fours in his attacking 56, was bowled by pacer Joshua Wade at 169-3. Barnwell, who reached his ton with a huge six out of the ground, also found valuable support in 16-year-old Sherfane Rutherford who made 39 and with whom he added 78 runs for the second wicket.
Dennis Squires, who hit two towering sixes in his 12 and Demerara under-19 wicket keeper/batsman Kemol Savory who scored 19 not out, also assisted with their team’s total on the small ground.
Barnwell eventually fell to Cordel Mars, who had earlier removed national opener Trevon Griffith off the first delivery of the match, at 230-5. Senior inter county left-arm spinner Raj Nanan, who bowled four overs for 25 runs, was the most economical bowler for the Georgetown Rest team while Mars was the most successful and most expensive of the bowling picking up 2-50 from his four overs.