Essequibo romp to 121 run win

Female U-17 T20

Lalitha Patterson goes on the attack during her innings of 40 not out (Romario Samaroo photo)

Essequibo continued their dominance in the Guyana Cricket Board Female Secondary Schools Under-17 T20 Franchise League with a 121-run win over Georgetown on Monday at the Demerara Cricket Club, Queenstown.

Essequibo batted first and with a wet outfield, reached 180-4 from their allotted overs before their bowlers demolished Georgetown for 59 in just 14.4 overs.

Lavina Ragobeer and Navika Narine shared a 44-run stand for the first wicket before Emalissa Whyte struck twice, first bowling Ragobeer for seven and trapping Lisa Charles for six to reduce Essequibo to 50-2. Whyte’s new ball partner, Neha Singh removed Narine for 13 while Whyte in her return spell accounted for Divine Ross’ wicket.

At 89-4 at the halfway stage, Karia’s Lalitha Patterson and Maria Anthony shared in a 91-run partnership with Patterson smashing an unbeaten 40 inclusive of five fours. Essequibo were assisted with 81 extras, with the agreed rule being a wide given as two runs but not bowled back.

Whyte finished with figures of 3-14 and Singh, 1-12 from their four overs.

In reply, Georgetown, a team comprised of only players from St. Joseph High School and Tutorial High, both of which are on Woolford Avenue were rattled by Onicia Stoby and Ross who copped three wickets each for two and 17 runs respectively while Charles bagged 2-3. Alliya Clarke top scored with six while 28 runs came in extras.

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