UG hands Ace Warriors innings defeat

Mahendra Persaud smashed an unbeaten 100 for the University of Guyana in their match against Ace Warriors.

The University of Guyana defeated Ace Warriors by 112 runs at the Gandhi Youth Organization ground Saturday in a match of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods second-division, two-day tournament.

Batting first upon winning the toss, Ace Warriors were bamboozled by Pravindralall Persaud and Dennis Heywood who picked up seven wickets for the 10-man University of Guyana team.

Devindra Lall top scored with 26 while Flint Williams (14), Selwyn Collier (10) and Sherwin White (10) were the only ones to reach double figures as Ace Warriors reached 91 all out in their first innings from 23 overs.

Persaud picked up 4-25 while Heywood bagged 3-31.

In UG’s first innings that began just after noon, the academic students posted a brutal 265-6 with Mahendra Persaud blasting an unbeaten century.

Godfrey Matthews supported with 43 while Kevon Sewnarine made 29.

There were 46 extras.

Lall picked up two wickets for Ace Warriors, who in their second innings fell for 62 as once again Heywood and Persaud ripped through the batting lineup. Openers Murtland Warde and Williams were back in the shed for one and four respectively while Roger Aaron and Alvin LaFleur fell cheaply.

Ronald Hercules looked to add some defence and stabilize the innings but when he fell for 23 Ace Warriors innings folded for 62 with Heywood taking a five-wicket haul and Persaud supporting with two.

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