By Neil Barry
The 2012 edition of the Brainstreet Under-15 Tournament rounded off the week with keenly contested cricket in the city.
At their home ground, Everest Cricket Club surged to victory over St. Stanislaus College on the back of another half century from skipper Sherfane Rutherford, who finished not out on 62 in their chase of 171, which they completed for the loss of 6 wickets.
He was supported by Hardat Singh (25) and Rajin Sookdeo (27).
When Everest bowled, Joshua Roopchand picked up 4 for 35 from 8 overs and Navindra Singh had 3 for 7 to restrict St. Stanislaus College, despite 38 from Travis Belgrave, 40 from Charlton Gaspar and 26 from Kwesi Thompson.
Demerara Cricket Club’s A side defeated Bel Air Texaco by 65 runs to gain full points from their final game this week.
Batting first they compiled 4 for 207 in 50 overs with Tevin Imlach scoring 61, Namuchandra Persaud, 37, and Keanu Harry, 29. DCC A then restricted Bel Air Texaco to 142 in 34.5 overs, thanks to a joint bowling effort from Keanu Harry (2 for 5), Daniel Basdeo (2 for 25) and Travis Persaud (2 for 28).
The victory adds to their third round encounter in which they were victorious over St. Stanislaus College on their home ground in Queenstown by 10 wickets. Bowling first, DCC A ripped through the students’ line up to bowl them out for 28. Opener Tevin Imlach picked up 4 for 4 and Carlton Jaques 3 for 7 as Imlach and Persaud knocked off the required runs to leave DCC unscathed.
The first drawn match of the tournament was recorded as DCC B managed to bat the remaining 45 overs in the day to prevent Queen’s College from what seemed a likely victory at one stage. Batting first QC made 9 for 182 in 55 overs with Rayon Fung making the top score of 39 and captain Amil Alli contributing 27.
For DCC Akash Samuels, who made 40, took 3 for 20 from 7 overs as QC’s spin twins Jayadev Mana and Shameer Khan each took 3 wickets and Fung returned to grab 2 for 22.
GCA Ladies rallied to their first victory in this year’s edition of the tournament over Malteenoes Sports Club by a margin of 97 runs.
Taking first strike the GCA Ladies scored 173 all out, with 71 of which coming in extras to add to June Ogle’s 40 at the top of the order. Nicholas Reddy took 4 for 35 for MSC, who were bowled out for 80 as Akaze Thompson finished with impressive figures of 3 for 10 from 9 overs and Joanne Vansertima 3 for 18 from 11.
Gandhi Youth Organization remained unbeaten this week as they were victorious in their round four encounter against Transport Sports Club by a single run on their home ground.
In another game where extras contributed a total of over a hundred runs, GYO made 8 for 242 in 55 overs, with Stephan Campbell scoring 38 to support Captain Bhaskar Yadram who made 64 and Vannus Kissoon 48. Joshua Ram made 32, Reon Sumair 37, Ewert Samuels 36 and Shazim Khan 44 to take their team close to the 243 required for victory, but figures of 6 for 40 from 9.3 overs for Dwain Debarros prevented them from being victorious, despite 61 extras added to their cause by GYO’s bowlers.
Below is the official points standing after 4 rounds:
DCC ‘B’ 60
GCA LADIES 30