Ali Mohammed lead GCC to innings and 105-run defeat of Diplomats

Former Guyana Under-19 captain Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed scored his third consecutive century while picking up another five-wicket haul to see Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) inflicting an innings and 105-run defeat on the Diplomats at the GCC Ground, Bourda on the final day of the Georgetown Cricket Association/Noble House Seafood’s second-division, two-day tournament yesterday.

Despite losing the entire morning session due to rain, GCC piled on 254-3 declared after resuming on 140-3 before bowling out Diplomats in just 19 overs for 73 runs.

Ali-Mohammed, who closed the first day on 59 not out, returned to smash the Diplomats bowling to all parts of the ground.

His knock included a side-bat pull that dispatched the ball onto Regent Street and he also carved a one-foot swipe to square of the wicket onto the roof of the main pavilion of the ground on his way to an unbeaten 108, with six fours and six sixes.

Ali-Mohammed shared a 162-run stand with Deonarine Seegobin who was happy to play the spectator role at the other end, giving Ali-Mohammed the bulk of the strike and stroking a lone boundary in his unbeaten innings of 55.

The former national youth skipper returned to inflict further problems for Diplomats who lost wickets consistently. However, Anthony Fraser was able to hammer six fours and a six on his way to 43, the only double figure score on his team’s scorecard.

The seamer ended with 5-47 from nine overs while spinner Stephon Wilson returned 3-12 from six overs.

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