The Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and Police Sports Club played to an entertaining draw at the end of day two of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), GISE/Star Party Rental, Trophy Stall two-day first division competition at DCC, Queenstown, Georgetown, yesterday.
It was another rain-affected day which resulted in the entire first session being abandoned.
Police, however, resuming on 44 – 4, quickly lost their fifth wicket when a Sherfane Rutherford delivery found the outside edge of Kevin Letch (11), which was safely pouched by Joshua Persaud in the slip region.
DCC’s spinners took over the game thereafter and gained regular wickets from leg-spinner, Steven Sankar, who was the chief destroyer.
The leg-spinner grabbed 4-35 and got able support from Ashmead Nedd (2-27) and Rutherford (2-22) as the cops were dismissed for 122 in 40.2 overs.
Pernell London, who resumed the day on 10, took the fight to DCC and crafted a well-constructed innings of 50, which included six fours and which aided his side in going past the 100-run mark.
He combined with Vishaul Jaigobin (17) – the other batsman to reach double figures during Police’s first innings on the second day – to add 32 for the ninth wicket.
DCC opted not to enforce the follow-on and with a lead of 152, went hunting for quick runs with just about two hours of possible play remaining.
Jamaica Scorpions first-class opener, Trevon Griffith then entertained the small crowd by smashing a belligerent 93 which included 10 maximums and three fours to steer DCC to 156– 4 declared in 16.2 overs.
Tevin Imlach supported with a swift 40 to add to DCC’s 308 runs lead.
Raun Johnson (2-61) and Kevin Letch (2-44) were the wicket-takers for the lawmen.
Police in response to the unlikely target, reached 116 – 1 in 15 overs when play was called on the final day.
Kemol Savory and Kevin Bodie – who recently asked for a release from DCC – destroyed their former club’s bowling with a savage century stand as both men ended unbeaten on 55 and 49, respectively.
Savory, who waded into Christopher Barnwell and Rutherford, blasted six sixes and three fours while Bodie stroked seven fours and three sixes in their thrilling partnership.
Meanwhile, the day two encounter between Everest and Malteenoes was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield.