Centuries by Troy Benn and Renaldo Mohamed highlighted Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/ Noble House Seafood two day second division competition last weekend.
Benn’s innings of 164(26×4, 4×6) guided Police to first innings honours over Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) while Mohamed’s 100 gave Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) an outright victory over Sophia who failed to show up on the second day of the match.
In a rain affected match, Police, who won the toss and batted, scored 300-9 declared from 56.4 overs with Benn the principal scorer. The usually aggressive Benn, who opened the batting was supported by Daniel Barker (50) who batted at number three. Benn and Barker, who shared in a century partnership, joined forces after Police suffered an early setback when Richard Latif accounted for the wicket of Stephon Blacks (5) with the score on 13. Richard Leacock (24) and Dwayne McPherson (21) were the only other batsmen to get past 20 in Police’s innings.
Medium pacer Chabray Ramcharran 3-40 was the chief wicket taker for MYO while Shafiek Ishamal and Parsram Pernan took two wickets each. At the end of the first day’s play the hosts reached 78-2 in 17.2 overs with Khadir Manjoor and Imtiaz Pooran the unbeaten batsmen on nine and two respectively.
On Sunday after continuous rain, Police resumed their innings at 15:15 but were bowled out for 214 in 56 overs, with Ramcharran top scoring with 53. Ramcharran was supported by Abdul Kadir and Manjoor who scored 35 and 32 respectively.
At the University of Guyana ground, Sophia were bowled out for 98 in 29.4 overs after they were inserted by GCC with Dwight Peters scoring 18. Deonarine Seegobin claimed 4-18, Mohamed 2-12 and Devon Lord 2-21. In reply, GCC reached 205-3 off 39 overs at the end of the first day’s play. Mohamed, whose century contained seven fours and four sixes was supported by Seegobin who was not out on 61 (5×4,1×6).
In the other scheduled match, Guyana National Industrial Corporation gained a walk over from St. Stanislaus.