GCC crush DCC by innings and 77 runs

Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed followed up his 5-24 with 106

An all-round performance from Ronaldo Ali Mohammed helped Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) romp to an innings and 77-run win over arch rivals Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) when the Georgetown Cricket Association/ Noble House Seafood second division completion continued over the weekend at GCC.

DCC won the toss and decided to take first strike but were bowled out for 91 in their first innings. GCC replied with 267-7 declared and dismissed the visitors for 99 shortly after lunch on the second day.

Ali-Mohamed, a right-handed seamer was practically unplayable in his 14 overs of torture, sending down five maiden overs and claiming 5-24 while off break bowler Timothy McAlmont snatched 3-20 from 10 overs.

Zachary Jodah and Chetram Persaud picked up one wicket each to see DCC crumble in 44.5 overs. Daniel Mootoo, coming in at number seven was the only line of defence in the assault with a 70-ball 22 inclusive of three rare boundaries while Adolphus Bookie and Garrick Persaud stroked 17 each. Bookie carved a pair of boundaries while Persaud managed one six.

In reply, GCC scored quickly on familiar territory as Ali-Mohammed blasted 106 with 10 fours and four sixes. Support came from Marlon Persaud with a solid 56 including five boundaries before he was bowled by Keanu Harry.

Earlier, GCC were given a good foundation with a 70-run stand for the first wicket with Kennard Moonsammy smashing four  boundaries and skipper Khemraj Jaikaran hitting three fours and one six in  29 and 39 respectively.

DCC did not do better in their second innings with Beaton once again getting a good start with 27 inclusive of five fours while Bookie clubbed three fours in his short innings of 16.

Mootoo resisted a bit for his 21 before being stumped. Off break bowler, Chetram Persaud picked up 4-28 while left arm orthodox, Stephon Wilson bagged 3-32 and Deonarine Seegobin claiming 2-16 in the collapse.

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