Half centuries from Stephon Wilson and Sagar Hathiramani saw East Bank defeating George-town by 40 runs to win the Demerara U19 Inter Association tournament yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.
Batting first East Bank posted 220, the highest total of the tournament with Wilson, 57, Hathiramani, 50, Yeudistir Persaud, 28, Antwon Antonio, 16 and Sachin Singh, 14, the principal scorers.
Bowling for George-town, Wayne Miller took 2-51 while Ariel Tilku, Alpheus Bookie, Ashmead Nedd, Evan Blair and Nkosi Beaton took a wicket each.
Wilson struck three sixes and two fours in his innings while Hathiramani was content to rotate the strike and pick up the ones and twos.
Sloppy bowling from Georgetown allowed 30 extras to the total.
Chasing 221 for victory Georgetown crashed to 180 all out with Nedd hitting an unbeaten 57.
Beaton (38) and Adrian Hinds, 22, lent support as Dick took 3-31 while Antonio 2-22 and Singh 2-8 were the other wicket takers.
East Bank manager and former national U19 cricketer Rohan Sarjoo was effusive in his praise of the team pointing out that the team owed its success to discipline and good performances by the players.
He also pointed out that this was the second tournament East Bank has won this month, having won the under-17 Inter-Association competition as well.
He said that this was the first time in over five years that East Bank has won the competition adding that he loved the spirit of the team.
Sarjoo said that despite the weather washing out the entire second round, the tournament was a success.