By Neil Barry
Gopaul Ramgobin stroked his second consecutive half century at his home ground and took 4 wickets for 11 runs to inspire Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) to victory over St. Stanislaus College when the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Brainstreet U-15 tournament continued yesterday.
Ramgobin made 51 with seven fours from 85 balls in GYO’s 298 all out from 55 overs. He received support from Christopher Campbell (26) and Navendra Seeraj (27).
‘Saints’ in response were bowled out for 51 with Michael Douglas making 21 in delaying the victory for the home team.
Queen’s College fared better than their high school counterparts as they notched up their second victory in as many games. Playing against Transport Sports Club they successfully chased 153 for victory in 39.2 overs.
Zackery Hamer led they chase with 35, supported by openers Denesh Singh (25) and Amil Alli (23). Bowling for QC Shameer Khan grabbed 5 for 31 from nine overs to restrict Transport to their insufficient score on the small GNIC ground.
Demerara Cricket Club `A’ also remained unbeaten as they inflicted the second consecutive defeat on Malteenoes Sports Club on their home turf. DCC `A’ were bowled out for 169 thanks to 70 from Clitus Johnson.
MSC captain Dale DeMondonca took 3 for 36 from 11 overs, supported by Joel Richards’ 3 for 30. Malteenoes, in reply, crashed to 68 all out as Deron Crandon ran through their line up to finish with figures of 5-1-6-5.
Bel Air Texaco, who drew a bye in the first round, defeated the GCA Ladies team in a solid performance at the Muslim Youth Orgainsation (MYO) ground, Woolford Avenue. Batting first, the GCA Ladies scored 177 all out in just 32.2 overs.
Ganesh Balkaran and Akshay Rampersaud each collected three wickets. For the Ladies, June Thomas and Akaze Thompson each scored 56 but their performances failed to ensure victory as Paramanand Seecharran scored 68 to lead Bel Air Texaco to victory in 28 overs for the loss of just three wickets.
The tournament continues to with the following fixures:Transport S.C against GCC at GNIC, Bel Air Texaco against Everest CC at Camp Road, GCA ladies against Queen’s College at MYO, Malteenoes SC against DCC(B) at GYO and DCC (A) against St.Stanislaus College at Queenstown.
GYO drew the third round bye.