Following Essequibo’s triumph, Lower Corentyne and West Berbice also completed victories in fourth action of the Guyana Cricket Board/ Jaguars three-day franchise league yesterday.
Over at the Young Warriors ground in Cumberland, Berbice, Lower Corentyne recorded a 114 runs victory over East Bank.
East Bank commencing the third day on 43 for 5, and needing another 245 runs to secure victory, fell 115 runs short of their target. Ronaldo Ali- Mohamed made 51, Ershad Ali 39 and Sherefane Rutherford 32 as Niall Smith bagged 5 for 27 and got support from Kassim (4 for 59).
At Port Mourant Community Centre ground, West Demerara and upper Corentyne played to a draw. West Demerara resuming the day on 59 for 1, asked by Upper Corentyne to follow on through to a first-innings deficit of 184. The managed to reach 371 for 5 from 116.1 overs when the two captains decided to call off play. Akshaya Persaud made a superb unbeaten 151, Raymon Reifer a brilliant 88 and Romario Sheperd a solid 61. Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Clinton Pestano, Dimitri Cameron, Shawn Perreira and Rajiv Ivan each took a wicket.
At the Bush Lot ground, in West Berbice, West Berbice recorded their first win of this year’s GCB/ Jaguars three Days League, when they defeated East Coast Demerara by three wickets. West Berbice, resuming on their overnight score of 27 without loss and needing a further 261 for victory from a minimum of 100 overs, reached 281 for 7 from 80 overs. Young batting sensation, Shimron Hetymer slammed 114 from just 121 balls. A knock which included 7 fours and 5 sixes. Raffel Estraido supported with 55, Avishkar Sewkarran (35) and Gudakesh Motie (26). Bowling East Coast Demerara, Royston Simon took 2 for 19, Amir Khan 2 for 63, Bhaskar Yadram 2 for 80 and Cordel Mars 1 for 24.