Beaton ton takes DCC to U-19 title

The successful Under-19 team and their coach, Garvin Nedd.

Nkosi Beaton, batting at number eight, scored his maiden ton to help the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to 213-run defeat of Malteenoes Sports Club yesterday in the final of the Georgetown Cricket Association/New York Tri State Under-19 tournament.

Beaton shared two century partnerships that saw DCC recovering from 42-6 to post 363 all out in the 47th over.

They then capped a dominating performance by dismissing MSC for 150 in 31 overs.

Sent in Ntini Permaul gave MSC the dream start in their title hunt picking up three quick wickets before Beaton  teamed with West Indies Under-19 player, Ashmead Nedd to rebuild the innings.

Off-spinner Sagar Hathiramani snatched 4-19 that stifled Malteenoes

With 11 overs alone bowled and the number seven and eight batsmen at the crease, MSC probably felt the match was in the bag.

But Beaton and Nedd, milked the overs and rotated the strike with quick singles.

Beaton watched as Nedd, the senior player, raised his half century with a single off of a low full toss from Kester McAllister.

The pair had  added 122 runs before Nedd was dismissed the first over after the drinks break for 62 trying to sweep a delivery from off spinner Ray Seecharan and was trapped LBW.

Beaton, though, found an able partner in Qumar Torrington and the pair added 157 runs in emphatic fashion.

Torrington’s half century from just 20 balls  with a six that landed on top of a house on Crown Street while

Nkosi Beaton celebrates after recording his maiden ton, a knock which spurred DCC to championship honours (Royston Alkins photo)

Beaton, after reaching his 50, went into overdrive  reaching 120  in only 110 balls with 17 fours and two sixes.

Torrington, not to be outdone, slammed seven sixes and six fours before he was run out for 93.

Permaul picked up 4-59 while skipper Jeremiah Scott bagged 2-49.

MSC started their reply with a half century opening stand. However, off spinner, Sagar Hathiramani ripped through the order.

Tuen Hicks resisted with a fighting 43 and Scott showed why he was the key wicket, bringing up his 50 before he was dismissed by Hathiramani 59.

His dismissal signalled the end of MSC hopes.

Nedd missed out on a hat trick but picked up 3-28 while Hathiramani bagged 4-19.

This victory was the latest in a line of title wins recently

Adding to titles in the U15, U17 and U9 tournaments.


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