Persaud, Looknauth knock out Rising Stars

Akshaya Persaud stroked his third consecutive half century

Akshaya Persaud stroked his third consecutive half century to see Cornelia Ida Cricket Club (CICC) advance to the semifinals of the West Demerara Cricket Board’s 50 overs competition with a 74-run hammering of Rising Stars on Sunday.

Play at the Canal Number 2 ground began late due to Rising Stars’ tardy entrance which resulted in the contest being reduced to 40-overs per side. The CICC posted 255-7 after being sent in to bat and limiting Rising Stars to 181 all out in 32.4 overs.

Persaud’s innings of 74 consisted of 10 fours and one six with support coming from his fellow West Demerara franchise team mate, Richie Looknauth with a solid 38, inclusive of a pair of fours and sixes. For the second time in as many matches, the pair put together a century stand, this time, 120 for the two who opened batting…..

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