Allen spurs TSC to 88-run win over MYO

(l-r) Triple threat! Mark Baptiste (3-15), Kevin Ross (4-17) and Devon Allen (50) ensured TSC pummelled MYO.

A blistering half century from wicketkeeper/batsman, Devon Allen, saw Transport Sports Club (TSC) crushing Muslim Youth Organization (MYO) by 88 runs in the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association/New Building Society 40-overs second-division tournament at MYO ground Sunday.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, TSC posted 167 all out in 25.4 overs before bamboozling MYO for 79 in 23.1 overs.

TSC lost Akeem Redman and Shamar Yearwood quickly but Adrian Hinds clobbered five boundaries on his way to a 23-run blitz before also departing.

With the top order not doing much, TSC were revived by a fifth-wicket stand of 63 between Shaun Massiah and Allen.

While Massiah contributed 23 runs with five fours, he was a mere spectator as Allen assaulted the bowlers to all parts of the small Woolford Avenue ground. Allen bashed nine fours and one six before being stumped off of Niran Bissu for 50.

Vishal Motilall started the procession of wickets and while being expensive, finished with 3-49 from seven overs while Anthony King took 3-11 from three overs. Bissu ended with 2-25 from four overs.

In reply, MYO were rocked early on, losing a string of wickets with no batsman in the top six apart from Khemraj Ramdeen, who made 14, adding more than two runs with Baptiste ripping through the lineup.

Avinash Rajkumar, batting at number eight shared a 27-run stand with Bryan Bowen. Rajkumar stroked 20 inclusive of two fours and one six. Bowen dispatched a low full toss from spinner, Azeem Azeez into the fence at deep mid-wicket but fell to the very next delivery caught by the wicketkeeper to end his knock of 14. Extras, was the main contributor to the total, adding 25 runs.

Baptiste ended with 3-15 while Kevin Ross collected 4-17 from seven overs each as Jamal Michael picked up 2-3 in two overs.

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