Police Sports Club and Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) played to a draw with the former taking first innings points in the latest contest of Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/ Hadi’s World Incorporated first division two-day competition.
Played at the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) ground over the weekend, Police scored 302 all out in 47 overs in their first innings and 184-9 in the second to top GNIC’s lone attempt of 208 all out in 74.3 overs.
Rocky Hutson top scored with 62 in Police’s first innings before returning with the ball to capture 5-34 in GNIC’s only innings. He was also unbeaten on 23 in Police’s second innings.
Vickram Daniram (51) and Randy Knights (58) who batted at number eight also got fifties during Police’s first innings. Former Demerara Cricket Club player, Andrew Lyght Jr., made 45 batting at an unusual number four. Leg spinners Orlando Kirton and Ranole Bourne claimed three wickets apiece for GNIC.
In pursuit of first innings advantage, GNIC’s charge was cut 94 runs short after off spinner Hutson made constant inroads to pick up a five wicket haul. He was supported by Darson La Rose and Randy Knights who both collected 2-32. Jermaine Grovesnor made 59 for GNIC while Jason George and Kirton scored 47 and 24 respectively.
In their second turn at the crease, Police’s batting was spearheaded by Lyght Jr., (43) and skipper Seon Daniels unbeaten 40 while R. Rodrigues and Kelvin Leitch contributed 21 and 28 not out. Darren Layne and Christian Husbands took two wickets each, before the match closed.