Demerara brush aside Essequibo by 95 runs

GCB female under-19 T20

– Match between Berbice and President’s XI abandoned

Demerara’s female Under – 19 cricket team yesterday  defeated Essequibo by 95 runs in the opening match of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) female Under-19 tournament at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road.

Essequibo won the toss and elected to field and Demerara responded by scoring   136 for 9 from their allotted 20 overs. Opener Casey Charles was Demerara’s main contributor, stroking 36 from 34 balls which included three fours and a solitary maximum. She received support from Kaysia Schultz who made 14.

National left arm spinner Kaysia Schultz during her spell of 3-13 to rout Essequibo yesterday. (Royston Alkins photo)

Essequibo’s bowling was led by Stacy Moses who grabbed 3-23 from four overs while Kimmone Thomas (2-30), Eylinda Abrams (2-30) and Devina Byer (2-19) all took two wickets apiece.

Essequibo, in reply, were quickly shout  out for 41 runs  in 7.5 overs. National left-arm orthodox spinner Schultz, who contributed lower order runs, was the main destroyer with  3-13 from 3.5 overs. She received support from skipper Mandy Mangru 2-1 to wrap up their commanding victory.

Demerara’s opener Casey Charles during her knock of 36 from 34 balls. (Royston Alkins photo)

The second match between Berbice and the President’s XI had to be abandoned due to rain.  Berbice, before the abandonment, were coasting along on 43 without loss after 3.3 overs when play was called off.

The competition continues today at the same venue which will see the President’s XI doing battle against Demerara at 09:00hrs, while Essequibo is set to playing Berbice from 13:30hrs.




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