Everest defeats GCC by nine wickets 

GCA two-day first-division competition…

Everest Cricket Club (ECC) yesterday defeated the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by nine wickets on the final day of the Star Party Rental/Trophy Stall GCA first-division, two-day competition at the GCC Bourda cricket ground.

Robin Bacchus prepares to drill one down the ground during his second innings half century for GCC (Royston Alkins photo)

GCC, resuming on 19 without loss, reached 135 for five at lunch with skipper Robin Bacchus smashing a breezy 51, a knock which included two fours and three sixes before he was LBW to left-arm chinaman spinner Ashkaya Persaud.

The home side, however, was dismissed for 198 an hour after lunch after overhauling the first innings deficit and acquiring a slim 56 runs lead.

Devon Lord, batting at number seven, contributed 33 to ensure that Everest returned to the crease.

Everest skipper Ashkaya Persaud during his 4-39 in GCC’s second innings (Royston Alkins photo)

Javid Rashid (4 – 44) and Persaud (4-39) were the main wicket takers  Everest who completed the nine-wicket victory by reaching 57 – 1 in the eighth over with Tagnarine Chanderpaul (13) and Persaud (28), the unbeaten batsmen. Saheed Mohammed (10) was the wicket to fall, LBW to seamer Joshua Wade.

Scores in the match: GCC 129 – 9 Dec & 198…ECC 271 – 9 Dec & 57 – 1

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