Hibernia defeated a select South Essequibo under – 19 by four wickets in the opening round of Golden Fleece Rice Invest South Essequibo 40 overs competition, on Saturday last.
Hibernia, after wining the toss, inserted the Under – 19s and restricted them to 179 all – out in 22.2 overs. Their batting effort was led by Shane Wong (33) and Orlando Jailall (70, who added 101 opening stand from the first 10 overs.
Hibernia, however, pulled things back with the introduction of Gobin Chandrick, who claimed 5 – 35 and Ganganbehari Ramdhanie (3- 19) to dismiss the juniors.
Hibernia in response reached 180 for six with Yadonauth Persaud posting 56, while Lashey Thomas posted 23 to see their side to victory. Mahindra Persaud (3-43) and Shirland Anthony (2- 28) were the wicket takers for the under – 19s. Hibernia meanwhile, received a bonus point for their scoring rate.
The competition will continue this weekend with matches at Hibernia, Pomona, New Opportunity Corps and Affiance. The other teams set to do battle are Rising Star, Invador Master, Big Man11, GT warriors, Affiance, Good Hope Warriors, Aurora Night Riders and NOC.