Guyanese Whip Rawlins

If the first match in the three-match series, was considered to be competitive, game two of the series between Rawlins and the Guyanese team, proved to be nothing less than a BLOWOUT.

Game two was played in front of a fair sized crowd, at the Hard Times Recreation grounds, on Sunday 1st September the Rawlins team won the toss and elected to bat first.

The Guyanese team would have been further strengthened with the return of Rakeesh and the Rawlins team left out Ahiedre Hendrickson and replaced him with Patrick Newton.  Jelani Manners and Curtis Morton Sr got off to a steady start, but when Morton holed out at deep midwicket for just 7, Manners teamed up with Jadel Allen and the two proceeded to up the tempo considerably.

An unfortunate run out incident separated the pair. Manners, the striker, struck the ball fiercely down the track and the ball hit the umpire and with the non-striker out of his crease, the bowler removed the bails and the batsman was sent run out, understandably, that decision created much debate.

However, Carlon Smithen came to the crease and hurried the score along with no fewer than four maximums. The Rawlins team got to a competitive 128 for 5 at the end of their 15 allotted overs. The crowd sat back to watch an enthralling contest, but would be sorely disappointed definitely, Alvin and Anand proceeded to hit the ball all over the grounds, after the fall of a couple of early wickets, but Skipper Herbert, virtually gave up the ghost, when he refused to bowl his most successful bowler of the previous week, Curtis Morton Sr, who bagged 3 wickets for 1 run then and also refused to bowl Venrick Newton and only brought on Patrick Newton, when the game was virtually lost. The Guyanese knocked off the runs in just 11.4 overs, for the loss of 4 wickets.

Summarized scores:

Rawlins 128 for 5 in 15 overs:
Jelani Manners 57;
Carlon Smithen 29;
Jadel Allen 23
Avish 2 for 19;
Alvin 2 for 23

Guyanese 130 for 4 in 11.4 overs:
Alvin 48;
Anand 44*
Herbert 2 for 34;
Huggins 1 for 16;
Manners 1 for 25
Guyanese won by 6 wickets.

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