By Neil Barry Jr.,
At the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground in Queenstown on Saturday, only 27 overs were possible on day one of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods second division competition between DCC and Malteenoes Sports Club.
DCC won the toss after rain and a wet wicket delayed the start, inserted the opposition who were quickly bowled out for 29, after playing one man short. Their innings lasted all of 14 overs as the seam bowling pair of Cavell Reece, who had a five for) and Dexter George (two wickets) ripped the spine out of the Malteenoes batting order. Reece finished with figures of 6-4-7-5 while George finished with figures of 6-3-13-2. Spinners Xaviee Smith and Orlando Sturge took a wicket each as five MSC batsmen made ducks and only one reached double figures.
DCC, in reply, reached 41 for 3 in 13 overs. Bowling for Malteenoes, Antonnel Atwell, Kareem Naughton and Rackeel Greene have each taken a wicket while DCC already have a first innings lead of 12 runs. Smith and George were at the crease at close of play.
At the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) ground, Transport Sports Club (TSC) reached 200 all out in 36 overs against Ace Warriors. Charwayne McPherson top scored with 68 while Sunil Singh and Sean Massiah both made 23. Bowling for Ace Warriors Ryan Jones took 8-34.
Ace Warriors, in reply, could only reach 96 in 17.5 overs to add to another sub-100 score to their tally. Cleon Healy scored 38 and Ronald Hercules 28. Bowling for Transport, Joshua Wilson took 4-23 and Clyde Hoyte 4-24.
TSC batting a second time were reduced to 33-4 after only eight overs at close of play and resumed yesterday with an overall lead of 137 runs. At the Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) ground, Everest Cricket Club was bowled out for 112 in 35 overs with Deon Thomas’s 42 the top score. Bowling for GNIC, fast bowler Royston Simon took 3-36 and Deslyn Butts 2-16.
GNIC, in reply, reached 199-6 in 39 overs and are ahead by 87 runs. Jermaine Grovesnor, who made a century in their last match, scored 44 while Saheed Mohamed and Thomas both took three wickets for Everest. At the Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) ground, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) posted 226-7 declared in 45 overs. Travis Blyden scored 73, Paul Castello 36, Rodrick Lovell 34 and Isiah Bijaddar 22. Bowling for MYO, Mohamed Wazidally took 2-23 and Shafiek Ishmael 2-76. MYO, in reply, reached 130-5 in 19 overs at the close. Shaeed Gittens was dismissed for 53 while Abdullah Wazidally scored 32. Bowling for GDF Dennis Legay has 3-33 so far. MYO resumed yesterday 96 runs adrift of first innings honours.