A century from Glenford Stephens and a watchful knock of 45 from Mario Parasram enabled Sophia to defeat Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) by 142 runs in a match of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) New Building Society second-division competition at the GYO ground Saturday.
Stephens struck a blistering 105 and featured in a 153-run, ninth-wicket partnership with Parasram as Sophia, batting first after being sent in, scored 241-8 in the match which was reduced to 25 overs a side.
Sophia was off to a bad start losing a wicket that off opener O. Persaud in the first over with no run on the board.
Things went from bad to worse when Sophia lost another wicket in only the third over of the innings with V. Bakaram dismissed for a mere two runs.
However, T. Liverpool and V. Barrow combined to repair the damage somewhat. With Liverpool doing the power hitting and Barrow playing the watchful, supporting role, the 50 came up in only seven overs.
GYO fought back with spinner Trevor France bagging four wickets for a mere 17 runs from five overs including the wicket of Liverpool stumped as he went down the pitch to a well-flighted delivery.
At one stage Sophia were 88-8 but Parasram, batting at number eight and Stephens at number nine, came to their team’s rescue.
In reply, GYO never get going losing their first wicket in the first over and there was a steady procession from thereon.
- Wally was the only batman to reach double figures while Liverpool capped a fine all round performance by finishing with four wickets.