Raymon Reifer stroked a fine century allowing West Demerara to post a strong first innings total against Georgetown in fifth round action of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Jaguars three-day franchise league at the Tuschen Sports Club Ground, yesterday.
West Demerara won the toss and elected to bat scoring 333 all – out off 97.3 overs on the back of Reifer’s century.
He was eventually adjudged lbw for an even 100 and received support from Romario Shepherd who posted 52, the two featuring in a fourth-wicket partnership of 107.
Support also came from Mahendra Dhanpaul who made 31 and Tevin Imlach (28). Bowling for Georgetown, skipper Leon Johnson took 3 for 67, Robin Bacchus 3 for 40 and Ashmead Nedd 2 for 40. Georgetown, in reply, were one run for no wicket at stumps.
Meanwhile, Upper Corentyne ended the day on 190 for 3, a lead of 37 runs over Essequibo with David Latchaya and Anthony Bramble unbeaten on 66 and 43 respectively.
Earlier, Essequibo was dismissed for 153 of 47.1 overs with opener Kevin Boodie notching up an even 50. No other batsman managed to record a significant score. Off-spinner Eon Hopper was the chief destroyer for the hosts grabbing 5 for 63 while Shawn Perreira accounted for three of the other wickets to fall.
The other encounter saw East Bank holding the edge over West Berbice when play was called on day one. East Bank ended the day on 161 for seven with a lead of 16 runs, heading into day two with Steven Jacobs stroking 61 to lead his side’s charge.
West Berbice was earlier dismissed for 140 in the 43rd over of their innings. Sherfane Rutherford (3 – 29), Ronaldo Ali Mohamed (3 – 49), and Steven Jacobs (3 – 30) were the main wicket takers.
Day two begins from 9:30 while day one between East Coast and Lower Corentyne will also commence from Lusignan from 9:30 a.m.