CGI Local Franchise League….Georgetown, Lower Corentyne/New Amsterdam/Canje, West Berbice and Upper Corentyne victorious

Georgetown, Lower Corentyne/New Amsterdam/Canje, West Berbice and Upper Corentyne all registered victories in the fourth round of the Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) Local Franchise League (LFL) played across Guyana today.

Danny Narayan scored a century for East Bank Demerara/Upper Demerara

Danny Narayan scored a century for East Bank Dem/Upper Dem

At GCC, half-centuries from Jeetendra Sukdeo and Sherfane Rutherford helped Georgetown held off West Demerara by 53 runs. Batting first, Georgetown scored a competitive 241/7 off the 50 overs. Sookdeo’s innings which was his second consecutive half century, included five fours. And Rutherford’s knock was decorated with 4 boundaries and three sixes. There were also significant contributions from David Dick who made 32, Andrew Lyte 24 and Kemol Savory 24 not out.

In reply, West Demerara was held to 188 in 48 overs; they never threatened Georgetown’s total. Ganesh Narine top scored with 52 hitting two fours and two sixes. Yitesh Dhanpaul made 31 while Travis Persaud contributed 19. Bowling for Georgetown, Devon Lord took 3/32 off 10 overs, Kellon Carmichael had 2/29 off his 10 overs and Sookdeo returned with the ball to take 2/33 bowling off spin.

At Albion, Lower Corentyne/New Amsterdam/Canje continued their unbeaten run as they disposed of East Coast Demerara by 56 runs. Batting first, the home team was bowled out for 189 in 45.5 overs. Former national middle order batsman, Gajanand Singh, top scored with 34 while Joemal La Fluer hit 33 and his older brother Eugene La Fluer stroked 32. Bowling for East Coast Demerara, Steven Sankar followed up his 4-wicket haul yesterday with figures of 4/37 off his 10 overs while Anthony Ifill took 3/34.

In reply, East Coast Demerara was restricted to 143 all out in the 43rd over. Brian Sattaur top-scored with 60 which included seven fours. Steve Ramdass and Steven Sankar chipped in with 21 each. Bowling for Lower Corentyne/New Amsterdam/Canje, Eugene La Fluer took 2/18, Royston Crandon 2/28 and Devon Clements 2/40.

At Port Mourant, East Bank Demerara/Upper Demerara got to 207/8 in 45 overs due to a late start. Danny Narayan stroked a commanding even 100 which included four boundaries and two maximums. Leonard Caleb was the other major contributor with 36. Bowling for West Berbice, Waqar Hassan claimed 3/26 while Krishnadat Ramoo had 3/32.

In reply, West Berbice cruised to 210/1 in just 36 overs as their captain, Kandasammy Surujnarine, hit a shot filled 104 not out; included six boundaries. Opening the batting with Avishkar Seewkaran who made 50, they put on 136 for the first wicket as the East Bank Demerara/Upper Demerara bowlers were put to the sword. Raphael Estriado was the other not out batsman on 36.

At Enmore, Upper Corentyne was bowled out for 188 in 49 overs. Rajiv Ivan scored his second consecutive half century (65) against discipline Essequibo bowling. Lending good support was Jonathan Foo who scored 31 while Eon Hopper and Arif Chan chipped in with 27 not out and 26 respectively. Skipper Anthony Adams led the Essequibo’s bowlers with 3/38 off 10 overs. Former national pacer Trevon Garraway claimed 2/38 and Ricardo Adams had 2/35.

Essequibo was reduced to 106/9 in as only Rayon Fredericks (29) and Anthony Adams (20) offer any resistance. Bowling for Upper Corentyne, Rajiv Ivan took 2/27 and Jonathan Foo 2/20.

The League will take a two days break before resuming on Saturday where Georgetown plays West Berbice at Bush Lot ground, East Coast Demerara battles Essequibo at Enmore, East Bank Demerara/Upper Demerara takes on Upper Corentyne at Port Mourant and West Demerara battles Lower Corentyne/New Amsterdam/Canje at Everest.