Berbice and Distribution Warehouse secured lopsided wins over Trisco and Central Service respectively when the Banks DIH Limited (Ltd) GT Beer Inter-Department Tape Ball Cricket Championship continued on Wednesday.
Staged at the Thirst Park ground, Berbice downed Trisco in the feature affair by five wickets. Asked to chase 41 in a reduced eight over affair, the Berbicians romped to 47-5 in 4.3 overs.
Deon Perreira top scored in the win with 15 runs compliments of 2x6s, while the next best scorer with six runs was Morgan Forde. For the bowlers, D. Beresford played a lone hand as he recorded impressive figures of 4-16, inclusive of three wickets in one over.
Prior to the successful chase, Trisco struggled to 41-4 in their allotted overs. Beresford led the eventual losers with 18 runs, mixed with 2x4s. Jason Outar was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-7 in his spell.
Meanwhile, Distribution Warehouse disconnected Central Service by eight wickets. Taking first strike, Central Service amassed 94-3 in their eight overs. R. Grant smashed 47 runs, showcased with 2x6s, and 4x4s, while B. Ferrier contributed 15 runs.
In reply, Distribution Warehouse smashed their way to 100-2 in 6.4 overs, led an unbeaten 50 from E. Hinds (6x6s, 1×4) and an equally effective 28 run blitz from S. John, littered with 4x6s.
The tourney which is slated to continue today at the same location, is being contested in a group format. Following the end of the round-robin stage, the championship will progress to the elimination round.
Group-A features Vehicle Workshop, Trisco/Novelty, Soft Drink Plant, Stores, Water Plant, and Berbice. Group-B comprises of Sales Department, Brewery, Central Service, Head Office/Audit, Linden and D/W/House.