Demerara Win on First Innings

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Daily Argosy
Daily Argosy Staff


When the visitors took their stand at the wickets, the most astonishing cricket of the day resulted. In his first over with the new ball, Rodney removed Adjodhia, in his second over he got rid of Milne and Moonsawmy with successive balls while, in his third, he removed a watchful Thomas. All four of these were clean-bowled, and surprised spectators slowly realised that there were only eight runs on the board.

Meanwhile Paul, who opened the innings, was playing with determination to save the side. He also executed some crisp on-drives, but found the field too tight to get many runs. Joined by Baijnauth, he held his end and saw the latter wade first into Rodney, and then into Wight and Bishop, to collect 41 sparkling runs.

With Baijnauth out, Paul continued to be rook-like, but lost his wicket when Rodney was re-introduced into the attack. Ganim Khan was dismissed off the next ball and then Bickram staged a last-minute fight to avert defeat.

Aided by Persaud, the two added 22 runs, and then Chase and Bickram finally played until an appeal against poor light was upheld. Rodney finished six for 36, while Wight (2 for 23) and Bishop (1 fo 39) secured the remaining wickets.

Teams Entertained

At a pleasant function in the pavilion afterwards, K.L. Wishart, Honorary Secretary of the B.G. Cricket Board of Control, explained that the games were due to the initiative of Mr. John Storey, until recently secretary of the Essequibo body.

Speeches were also made by the captains of the three sides and by the manager of the Berbice side. The Essequibo and Berbice teams will leave for home this morning.

Following are the details:


Demerara 1st Innings - 257

Berbice 1st Innings - 189

Demerara 2nd innings
Batsman How out Runs
L Wight run out 18
BH Pairaudeau stpd Persaud b Bickram 22
G Gibbs c wk Persaud b Baijnauth 9
*RJ Christiani b Bickram 1
GA Camacho b Bickram 8
HA Gibbons b Baijnauth 27
J. Trim c Baijnauth b Khan 7
VA Rodney c Paul b Khan 3
N Wight c Thomas b Chase 0
AFR. Bishop c Milne b Bickram 9
Basdeo not out 0
Extras   6
Total   102
Fall of wickets: 1-28; 2-45; 3-52; 4-52; 5-54; 6-71; 7-79; 8-83; 9-101 
Berbice bowling
Bowler O M R W
S Baijnauth 17.1 4 35 2
L Milne 6 1 18 0
B Bickram 12 7 17 4
Ganim Khan 11 5 15 2
E Chase 6 1 11 1
Berbice 2nd innings
Batsman How out Runs
D Adjodhia b Rodney 0
C Paul b Rodney 17
L Milne b Rodney 0
S Moonsawmy b Rodney 0
L Thomas b Rodney 2
S Baijnauth st Gibbons b Wight 41
*A Learmond lbw Bishop 2
B Bickram not out 22
G Khan c wk Gibbons b Rodney 0
H Persaud b Wight 14
E Chase not out 5
Extras   6
Total (for 9 wkts) 109
Fall of wickets: 1-0; 2-4; 3-4; 4-8; 3-59; 6-62; 7-82; 8-82; 9-104
Demerara bowling
Bowler O M R W
J Trim 6 3 5 0
VA Rodney 11 1 36 6
N Wight 10 2 23 2
AFR Bishop 11 3 39 1