Chattergoon Ton, Ebo Fight Back
Opener Sewnarine Chattergoon slammed an attractive century as GT&T Berbice closed the second day of their Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4 day inter county match against the President XI in a comfortable position at 267-3.
Chattergoon and fellow opener Richard Ramdeen laid the foundation for a huge GT&T Berbice total with an opening stand of 87 with enterprising batting on a flat Demerara Cricket Club pitch. Ramdeen, who hardly played a false stroke, hit five fours and two sixes before he was leg before to Collins Butts for 47. Chattergoon and Assad Fudadin took the score to 163 with a second wicket of 76. Fudadin after hitting two fours was bowled by Raj Nanan as he played over a delivery that kept low.
Chattergoon soon brought up his half century with a boundary off Nanan off 114 balls in 145 minutes and dominated a third wicket stand of 93 with Gajanand Singh. The Albion left hander mixed who aggression with defense and executed some lovely shots both off the back and front foot, and eventually reached his century off 313 balls before he was caught off Butts for 114 which contained eleven fours and four sixes.
Singh, another left hander, stroked five fours and ended the day on an unbeaten 57 which came off 101 deliveries. With him is Anthony D’Andrade not out on 02. Butts has so far taken 2-53 from 39 overs.
At Everest, Demerara resumed on their over night score of 103-3, with Vishal Singh on 03 and Chanderpaul Hemraj on 06. They took the total to 132 before they were dismissed in quick succession to leave their team in trouble at 132-5. Zaheer Mohamed and Joseph Perry then featured in a 6th wicket stand of 112 before Perry went after lunch for 26 at 244. Left arm spinner Herry Green trapped Kellon Carmichael (00) and Mohamed for 76 as Demerara lost two more wickets without addition to the score. Mohamed innings contained seven fours and two maximums.
Adams wrapped up the innings by removing Andrea Stoll (07) and Totaram Bishun (00) as Demerara were bowled out just after tea for 259 in 106.4 overs; Amir Khan was left not out on 05. Adams, who bowled with good control and variation, finished with 6-63, while Green had 2-59 and Royan Federicks 2-34.
With a deficit of 92, Essequibo in their second innings, lost Royan who was caught off Carmichael for 10, but Norman Federicks and Dillon Heyliger batted patiently to see them at stumps without further loss on 72-1 after 23 overs. Norman is on 33 (2×4) while Heyliger is 25 (5×4).