ꟷ Consistent Sinclair stars again; Kandasammy, Griffith slam tonsStory by brandon corletteWatched yesterday by a fairly large crowd at the “home” of Shimron Hetmyer at Cumberland East Canje Berbice, West Berbice defeated Lower Corentyne by 67 runs, although the West Indies and Guyana Amazon Warriors batting maestro again failed to stamp his authority on the proceedings.Seon Glasgow and ‘player of the match’ Kevin Sinclair eachscored 51Kevin Sinclair and young Seon Glasgow registered brilliant performances to overcome Lower Corentyne, despite Veerasammy Permaul’s 6-18.The Shimron Hetmyer-led West Berbice team won the toss and elected to bat first, managing 192 all out in 50 overs, while Lower Corentyne scored 125 all out in 42.3 overs. At the top of the order, Sinclair stroked a sweet 51 from 93 balls, including six fours and one maximum. Glasgow scored 51 from 63 balls, including two sixes and one four. Stefon Adams also hit an unbeaten 39 as Permaul mesmerised the West Berbice batting order with 6-18 in 10 top-class overs.Veerasammy Permaul had 6-18 in a losing cause for Lower CorentyneThe day’s highlight occurred when the bleached-hair Hetmyer strolled out to bat in his dashing red West Berbice kit. He awed the congested house when he effortlessly stroked Permaul out of the ground; but, in a most unfortunate replay of the same sad story, was outfoxed the very next ball and hit one straight into the leg-side, to find the fielder as his poor run of form continued.A collective West Berbice bowling effort ended Lower Corentyne’s unbeaten run in the tournament. Kevlon Anderson continued to show his class at number three, top scoring with 40 from 69 balls, which included five classy boundaries. His promising knock ended when he ran himself out.Seon Hetmyer held things together for a time, but his solid knock of 25 ended when he was bowled by a delivery from the impressive Nigel Deodat.Kevin Sinclair on the flip after a wicketAndrew Dutchin had 3-19 with his off-spin, while Deodat had 2-21 and Gudakesh Motie had 2-18.Kandasammy slams ton, Georgetown lose againA brilliant 108 from Upper Corentyne’s Kandasammy Surujnarine caused his team to secure a 35-run win over Georgetown at Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Upper Corentyne scored 173 all out in 44.1 overs, with the right-handed Surujnarine, who hit 108 from 121 balls, stroking 13 fours and one six in an innings that spanned 175 minutes. Ashmead Nedd grabbed 4-18 in 9.1 brilliant overs, while Chris Barnwell had 3-30.Georgetown, replying, were restricted to 138-9 in 31.4 overs. Dimitri Cameron, Jonathan Rampersaud, Eon Hooper and Gourav Ramesh had two wickets each in a collective effort; while Joshua Persaud top-scored with 31 and Leon Johnson scored 23 as Winston Forrestor managed 20.Griffith blasts century, East Coast stumbleProlific East Bank player Trevon Griffith continued his brilliant season by slamming 122 at Enmore against East Coast. East Bank batting first scored 243-9 in 50 overs, with Sherfane Rutherford returning to local cricket supported with 47. Amir Khan had 4-41 for East Coast.In reply East Coast were blown away for 43 in 17.3 overs. Trevon France had 5-14 in East Bank’s dominant display.Essequibo remainunbeaten, Jones takes 5Essequibo defeated West Demerara by 75 runs at GCC Bourda. Batting first, Essequibo scored 213 all out, with Richie Looknauth scoring 3-25. Kemol Savory and Kevon Boodie hit 51 each for Essequibo. In reply, former Guyana Under-19 fast bowler Joshua Jones contributed 5-18 in 5.5 overs, to send West Demerara packing at 138 all out in 46.5 overs. Looknauth top-scored with 41 in a losing effort.The Shimron Hetmyer-led West Berbice team (Brandon Corlette photos)Four matches will commence today: Essequibo will meet Lower Corentyne in a virtual final at Young Warriors ground; Georgetown will meet East Bank at GCC; East Coast will meet West Demerara at Enmore, and West Berbice will meet Upper Corentyne at Bush Lot.