Rain Restricts Play Again
Pacer Seon Daniels grabbed 2 late wickets as Demerara ended day 2 of the second round of the Guyana Cricket Board Senior 4-day Inter County tournament on 157-5 after rain reduced play to 30.3 overs at DCC.
Heavy overnight rain caused the game to start just after tea with Demerara on 107-1 with Rajendra Chandrika on 52 and Shemroy Barrington on 13. The pair took the score to 131 before Barrington, after seemingly well set was caught off fast bowler Brandon Bess for 32 which came off 83 balls and included four fours.
Steven Latcha then removed Chanderpaul Hemraj without scoring one run later. Vishal Singh joined Chandrika who continued to play his shots, and took the score to 150 before Daniels trapped Chandrika leg before for 73 which came off 79 deliveries and contained twelve fours. Daniels then induced Joseph Perry (00) to nick one behind as Demerara slipped to 152. Singh 09 not out and Zaheer Mohamed, who is yet to get off the mark, saw their team to the close without further hiccups.
Daniels ended the day with 3-34, while Bess (1-24) and Latcha (1-50) were the other wicket takers for the President’s XI.
At Wales, Essequibo batsmen showed little fight against GT&T Berbice as they finished day two on 123\9 in 44 overs. When play finally began after the tea interval, Essequibo resumed on their overnight score of 55-3 with Ricardo Adams on 06 and Herrell Green on 14. Adams failed to trouble the score as he played over one from Eon Hooper and had his stumps knocked over off the second ball of the day’s play. Green and Surujpaul added 17 for the fifth wicket before Hooper struck once again when he clean bowled Green for 18.
Surujpaul soon departed when he was stumped off left arm spinner Gudakesh Motie Kanhai for 14. Essequibo then lost debutant Kemo Paul (13), Anthony Adams (21) and Herry Green (03) before Mark Gonsalves 10 not out and Mark Tyrell, who is unbeaten on 03, saw them to stumps. Kanhai has so far taken 3-27; he was supported by Hooper 2-23, Clinton Pestano 2-29 and Keon Joseph 1-22. Both matches continue today.