Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) recorded a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Lusignan Cricket Club (LCC) while Malteenoes Sports Club gained first innings honours in the drawn encounter against New Line Cavaliers (NLC) in the second round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) first division three-day competition.
DCC were set 33 to win after LCC failed to add to their overnight score of 152-7 as two of their batsmen failed to show up at the DCC ground yesterday. They eventually finished on 153-8 with Krishna Deosarran making 47 after his first innings score of 51.
Totaram Bishun finished with 14 wickets in the match as Omesh Danram (18*) and Jason Byron (12) of DCC completed the easy victory. DCC lost Christopher Barnwell for naught and E. Khan for one.
Over on the West Coast of Demerara MSC were set 218 for victory after NLC were bowled out for 236 in their second innings. MSC, which eventually reached 119-3, held and 18-run lead in the first innings after they surpassed NLC’s score of 186.
MSC’s captain Steven Jacobs scored 58 while Deon Ferrier was left not out on 21. Earlier, Kellon Carmichael destroyed NLC with figures of 4-29 while Jacobs supported with 3-39; Balram Samaroo was the main scorer with 48.
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Group B top teams MSC and Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) played to a draw before the mandatory bowl off that saw GNIC snatching victory. MSC and GNIC reached 163-4 and 163-8 respectively after which GNIC made and 19 and MSC 13 in reply.
GNIC Clyde Butts made a destructive 51 which included five sixes and a four and later returned in the bowl off to smash 18 runs which consisted of one boundary and a maximum. He was supported by Cylus Gibson who made 30 in their 20 overs.
Daniel Gravesande of MSC took 3-40 while Anthony Bowman and Shaqueel Williams had figures of 2-40 and 2-42 respectively. When MSC batted earlier after winning the toss Shawn Holder slammed 63 which was decorated with five fours and four sixes; Abiosa Barker and Neil Barry Sr. also contributed with 26 runs apiece.
Jermaine Grovesnor was the chief wicket taker with 3-25 from four overs for GNIC.
Over at Camp Ayanganna ground GDF were routed for a paltry 83 in 15.2 overs by Transport Sports Club (TSC). Roger Aaron was the soldiers highest scorer with 31 (2×6) and the only player to reach double figures; extras added 15 runs to the score sheet.
Azim Azeez and Shafeek Ishmael of TSC each grabbed figures of 3-8 while Clyde Hoyte took 2-11 from four overs. Carl Rambharose in TSC’s reply made a sparkling undefeated 52 that had seven fours and a six while Dwayne Graham made a quick 19 from 10 deliveries as TSC reached 87-1 from 11.4 overs.
Aaron returned with the ball to pick up the only TSC wicket.
Those matches concluded the preliminary rounds and the semi-final and final will be played this weekend. Thee four teams in the semis are Everest and Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) of Group A and MSC and GNIC of Group B.