Dick spins Demerara to an innings victory

GCB/ Hand-In-Hand Inter-County Under-19

15 – year old off-spinner Dwain Dick during his match winning spell for Demerara against the National Under-17 team (Royston Alkins photo)

Fifteen-year old off-spinner Dwain Dick, spun Demerara to a comfortable innings and 56 runs win over the National Under-17 team on the final day of Guyana Cricket Board/ Hand-In-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Under-19 Inter-County three day tournament at Everest, yesterday.

The National Under-17 team, resumed yesterday morning, on 11-1 in their second innings, still training Demerara by 298 runs.

However, they failed to save the match, as they were dismissed for 253, a much improved second innings batting effort.

Off-spinner Dick, who surprisingly wasn’t selected in the National Under-17 squad, did the bulk of the damage, finishing with 6 for110 from 35 overs. 

Yeudistir Persaud cuts behind point during his unbeaten knock of 90 (Royston Alkins photo)

Dick received excellent support from Ashmead Nedd, who bagged 3-32 from 17.4 overs to follow up his first innings five-for.

The Under-17 squad, nevertheless, had a bit to smile about with wicket-keeper batsman Yeudistir Persaud ending unbeaten on 90. Persaud, who also stroked 48 in the first innings, stroked five fours and a maximum in a polished unbeaten knock.

He was aided by Andrea Seepersaud who made 48, inclusive of eight fours and all-rounder Nigel Deodat, who looked quite elegant in scoring 37.

The game witnessed a record knock from West Indies Under-19 player, Bhaskar Yadram, who struck an unbeaten 301, and was adjudged Man of the Match for his efforts which broke Leon Johnson’s 14-year old record.

The tournament continues tomorrow with Demerara taking on Berbice at GCC, while the National Under-17s will face Essequibo at Everest.

Match Summary: Demerara: 489 – 8 declared, Yadram 301, Adrian Hinds 92; Niran Bissu 4-69. National Under-17s: 180 all out, Sachin Singh 60, Persaud 48, Nedd 5-38; and 253 all out, Persaud 90 not out, Dick 6-110.  Demerara won by an innings and 56 runs.

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