Yadram (11) was the man dismissed, falling LBW to Rutherford as Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Adrian Sukwah who survived a few close shaves took Everest safety to the interval.

The duo, after the break, took the score to 51 before Nedd bowled Sukwah (15).

Chanderpaul, meanwhile, remained tight in defence and also struck the ball sweetly through the cover region.

Gudakesh Motie had a fine all-round match, smashing a fifty and bagging a. five for (Royston Alkins photo)

DCC, however, managed to strike twice with the score on 80 when off-spinner Beaton removed Akshaya Persaud (14) and first innings century-maker Rajendra Chandrika (0) to leave the score on 80 – 4.

Leg-spinner Steven Sankar got into the act and snapped up a double strike of his own by removing Ronaldo Renee (16) and Chanderpaul (42) for a knock which included six lovely timed fours.

Those strikes left the score on 120 – 6. Sankar had a third when he dismissed Travis Mohammed (5).

Motie all the while, who watched wickets tumble from the other end, started to free his arms and swatted the spinners for several boundaries to push the score along as he soaked up time while extending Everest’s lead.

The left-hander then tore into Sankar and Carlton Jacques, smashing the duo out of the park before falling to the latter – the last man dismissed- for an entertaining 85 which included four fours and nine towering maximums.

His innings propelled Everest to 207, earning a lead of 192. Rutherford ended with 3-15 while Sankar snatched 3-61 as the pick of the bowlers. (Stabroek News)