East Bank Cricket Association won the Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) Under-17 Inter-Association Tournament after beating West Demerara by 61 runs, yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club Ground, Bourda.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, East Bank posted 181 for the loss of seven wickets, from their allotted 50 overs. Yeudister Persaud fell in the first over to in-form bowler, Joshua Reddy, but Sachin Singh and Navindra Persaud combined to dent the West Bank bowling attack, who lost Reddy to injury after just five overs. Reddy had suffered an injury a few days ago and had sat out the previous match.
Singh, pushing to an out turning delivery, was drawn out of his crease and brilliantly stumped for 17, with East Bank’s total on 81. When Persaud was then joined by Sherwin Yearwood and the two batted well together, before a collision whilst taking a run, saw Persaud depart for 38.
However, dangerman Mavendra Dindyal ….