UG whips Transport by 102 runs

The University of Guyana (UG) demolished Transport Sports Club by 102 runs in the latest match of the Georgetown Cricket Association/New Building Society (NBS) 40-overs-a-side second-division cricket competition.

Batting first at the Malteenoes Sport Club, UG posted 266 from their allotted overs before bowling out Transport for just 164 inside 31 overs.

M. Stephenson blasted six fours and a maximum on his way to a fine half century but lost partners rapidly. Stephenson lost opening partner, Lindon Austin (10) and M. Persaud (02), both to run outs while the in-form, Omesh Dhanram fell to A. Azeez for just seven. Ershaud Ali provided some stability down the order and when Stephenson fell for 57, it was Ali and Kevin Seinarine who produced a quick-fire, half-century partnership. Seinarine smacked seven sixes from 64 balls while Ali fell for 28. With the platform set, the last five overs were abused as P. Persaud (30), S. Thank (28 not out) and D. George (29 not out) produced cameos that propelled UG to 266-7.

Responding to the mammoth total, Transport began strongly with openers C. Singh and C. McPherson adding 48 for the first wicket but twice inside three overs Ali struck to remove first Singh (37) and D. Nanan caught and bowled beautifully for 15.

O. Watson suffered a mix up in the middle and a sharp return from Persaud at mid-on had him back in the pavilion for just 10 while Ali removed A. Hinds (5) and Dhanram trapped McPherson LBW for 24 to leave Transport reeling at 104-5.

A. Redman produced a composed knock of 27 and partnered with R. Singh to add 40 but the target was far from their reach as Austin ripped through the tail.

Austin and Ali picked up three wickets each while Dhanram chipped in with two.

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