National cricket trials …
Four wickets fell before the rain
November 28, 2003
FOUR wickets fell in three hours of play yesterday as rain had the final say on the third day’s play at the GCC Ground, Bourda, in the second Senior National trials.
When the umpire called off play at 16:00 hrs, the Neil McGarrell side were on one for 53, with opening batsman Ryan Ramdass and the Demerara Cricket Club’s captain Travis Dowlin at the crease on 12 and 15 respectively.
The McGarrell XI were still 123 runs behind, chasing Mahendra Nagamootoo XI’s massive first innings score of 339 for eight made in 127.2 overs.
Ramdass’s innings of 12 included one four in 74 balls, while Dowlin’s 15 included two fours in 44 balls.
Starting the third day at 13:00 hrs, due to an early morning shower, the partnership between Assad Fudadin and Zamal Khan for the Mahendra Nagamootoo’s side did not last long. After adding only two runs to his score Fudadin became the 3rd victim of leg-spinner Neil McGarrell.
Lalchan Persaud then joined Khan and the duo added 45 runs for the seventh wicket before becoming victims to Griffith and Jafferally. Khan finished on 45 and Persaud on 23, placing their side in a good position at 339-8.
When the Neil McGarrell’s side took the bat for the second time, centurion in the first trial Sewnarine Chattergoon was the only batsman to lose his wicket, being caught by Leon Johnson at point off the bowling of pacer Rayon Thomas for 18.
Today is the last day of the trials, which are being used to select a senior national side to represent Guyana in the 2004 Carib Beer Series scheduled for mid-January.