Sherefane Rutherford stumbles Georgetown with 7 for 48
Ricardo Adams unbeaten 145 against Lower Corentyne
The 2017 GCB/Jaguars 3 Days League, got off to terrific start, kicking off with West Berbice versus Upper Corentyne, Lower Corentyne versus Essequibo and Georgetown facing East Bank with play at the Lusignan, Bush Lot and Albion grounds.
Over at Lusignan Community Center ground, Georgetown won the toss and sent Upper Demerara/East Bank in to bat. A decision that proved worthwhile for Georgetown, as their opponents found themselves in early trouble at 16 for 2, after fast bowlers Paul Wintz and Qumar Torrington sent back openers Browne and Sachin Singh for duck and one respectively.
Captain Robin Bacchus then entered as the first change bowler, sending back Danny Narayan for to have Upper Demerara/ East Bank reeling at 24 for 3. Fast bowler Joshua Wade took out Ronaldo AliMohamed caught at short leg for duck, to make the score 77 for 4. Captain Robin Bacchus, then introduced spinners Gajanan Suknanan and Steven Sankar who made batting even more difficult for their opponent, as Upper Demerara/ East Bank came crashing to 115 all out off 39.3 overs. Batting Upper Demerara/ EastBank, Vishual Singh made 32, Sherefane Rutherford 19, Ershad Ali 18 and Totaram Bishun 13. Bowling for Georgetown, Gajanan Suknanan grabbed 3 for 24 and Steven Sankar 3 for 38. Fast bowlers Paul Wintz, Qumar Torrington, Joshua Wade and Robin Bacchus each took a wicket.
Georgetown in reply, had a minimum of 58 overs to bat out the days play. However, Upper Demerara/ East Bank pace bowlers of Ronaldo AliMohamed and Sherefane Rutherford had other ideas, as AliMohamed, clean bowled Martin Pestano-Bell and Sunil Singh, while Rutherford had National Under 15 captain Marvan Prasad comprehensively bowled for 4 to leave Georgetown 22 for 3. Nevertheless, Robin Bacchus and Dexter Solomon consolidated, to post a fourth wicket partnership of 71, before Bacchus was adjusted LBW to Rutherford for a solid 51.
Sherefane Rutherford also had Paul Wintz caught and bowled, Dexter Solomon LBW for 29, both Steven Sankar and Gajanan Suknanan LBW for duck, and Qumar Torrington caught Seegobin without scoring. Devon Lord and Joshua Wade were the only other batsmen to make double figures with 19 and 12 respectively. Sherefane Rutherford ended with superb figures of 7 for 48 from 16 overs.
Upper Demerara/ East Bank in their second innings were 20 for 2 off 7 of the remaining 19 overs that were left in the day’s play, when play ended at 17 30 hours.
With sunny weather at Albion, we saw Lower Corentyne taking on Essequibo where Essequibo won the toss and chose to bat. Kevon Boodie and Ricardo Peters scored 10 and 3 runs respectiveely before being out by Raul Johnson, Kemol Savory was batsman number three, scoring 62 before lunch at 12:30 p.m. Finishing off the day’s play with 274 off 61.2 overs. Lower Corentyne went into bat and before the day’s close of play amalgamated 62 for 3 off of 26 overs.In the game of West Berbice versus Upper Corentyne, Upper Corentyne tallied up 152 runs in 32.2 overs while West Berbice summed up 93 runs off 31 overs all out.
Play continues tomorrow, Sunday 3 September 2017 at Albion Sports Complex, Bush Lot ground and Lusignan Community Centre.