Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) yesterday defeated Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) by eight-wickets in the opening second round match, of the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Queensway Cup, knockout limited overs competition at the Everest Cricket Club, ground.
This was the second consecutive day of truly one-sided competition, following Mateeenoes 241-run drubbing over second-division side Third-Class on Saturday.
In the game that commenced at 9:30 am, GYO won the toss and took the option to take first batting use of the Everest wicket. Openers Abilash Deokie and Tagernarine Chanderapul – son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, went about building the innings foundation for the Woodford Avenue side in solid, but unspectacular fashion, as they moved the total on the 36 without loss by the 11th over.
However, the dismissals of both openers with the score on 36 and 37 respectively in the space of two overs, triggered a batting collapse with GYO being bowled out for 83 in 37.3 overs. Deokie (11), Chanderpaul (23), Shaeed Mohammed (17) and number 10 batsman Leon Scott (17), were the individuals reaching double figures.
Former Guyana Under-19 left-arm spinner Leroy Bristol was the man responsible for wrecking the GYO innings with figures of 10-3-17-4.
His main support came from off-spinner Collis Butts with 2 for 14.
In pursuit of this meagre target, GNIC reached 84 in the 12th over for the loss of openers Ovid Richardson (14) and Elton Barker (11), while David Dick (8) and Shawn De Souza (37) were the not out batsmen when the target was reached.
The competition continues next week with further second round matches.