GCC, Everest score outright wins

Noble House Seafoods second division competition…

Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) and Everest Cricket Club (ECC) earned outright victories when the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) in conjunction with Noble House Seafoods second division two-day cricket competition resumed last weekend.

In the other completed match, the Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) drew with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) at the Camp Ayanganna ground.

In the lone Zone A match at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) ground, Everest Cricket Club thrashed Ace Warriors by an innings and 79 runs.

 Paul Castello
Paul Castello

The nine-man Ace Warriors team batted first and posted 50-8 (innings closed) in 14.4 overs. Chris Persaud top scored with 25 an innings that contained five fours. Four batsmen failed to trouble the scorers. Bowling for Everest, Javed Rasheed had 2 for 2, Garfield DeRoach 2 for 23 and Raphael Singh 1 for 2.

Everest declared their first innings on 234-6 with Mohan Ramdeen falling nine runs short of a brisk century. His 91 contained 15 fours and one six and he received support from Riyyad Sattaur who made 76 with 14 fours before he was run out. The pair featured in a 130-run, fifth-wicket partnership. Arthur Mason collected 5 for 73 for Ace Warriors, who required 184 runs to make Everest bat a second time but ended on 105-8 innings closed despite a  half century opening stand.

Rawl Enmore made 38 with six fours and Ronald Hercules 35. Chris Surat captured 4-22 and Deon Thomas 3-49 for the winners.

At the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) ground, GCC defeated Malteenoes Sports Club by 77 runs.

GCC won the toss and batted scoring 144 all out in 42.3 overs. Martin Pestano-Belle (22), Almando Doman (20) and Gavin Singh were the principal scorers. Leg spinner Steven Sankar took 4 for 45 from 11.3 overs, Darien Best 3 for 21 and Shaquille Williams, released by Demerara to play for his club, took 2 for 25.

In reply, Williams crowned a fine all round match by hitting 44 with nine boundaries while Jamal Naughton hit six fours in 32 before he was bowled by Devon Lord as Malteenoes collapsed from 97-3 to 122 all out in 46 overs. Winston Forrester took 3 for 4 and Gavin Singh 2 for 7 for GCC.

  Mohan Ramdeen
Mohan Ramdeen

GCC with a lead of 22 scored 186 in their second innings in 38 overs, with Forrester leading the way with 69 an innings that included 13 fours while Gavin Singh supported with 35 and Bernard Bailey 29. Williams 4-43 and Sankar 3-64 were the leading wicket takers for MSC who folded for 131 in their second innings. Williams top scored with an even half century but received insufficient support from the rest of the batsmen with only Denzel Allen getting 21.

At Camp Ayanganna GYO fought gamely for a draw, despite a sterling effort from Paul Castello who made a half century and took nine wickets in the match. GYO took first strike and were dismissed for 121 with Wazeer Mohamed, 31 not out and Shivindra Hemraj, 28, being their principal scorers. GDF captain Paul Castello bagged 7-43 for his team, who declared their first innings on 251-7. Francis Mendonca led the way with an unbeaten 68 and he received valuable support from Castello, who made 51, Isaiah Brijadar 39, Terry Fraser 32 and Travis Blyden 23. Bowling for GYO leg spinner Kamesh Yadram took 3-73. GYO, in their second innings, were 195-7 when stumps were drawn. Yadram led their recovery with 63 while Fenton Persaud scored 56 and Wazeer Mohamed 29. Castello had 2-51 to end with match figures of 9 for 94.

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