Former Guyana youth player Danny Narayan smashed a blistering century and returned with the ball to take two wickets for Ruimveldt to propel North Soesdyke to a 44-run defeat at the Everest Cricket Club ground Sunday as the fifth annual East Bank Demerara Cricket Association/Neville Sarjoo Memorial 40-overs-a-side tournament continued.
Batting first Ershad Ali got Ruimveldt off to a flyer, stroking 27, but with the dismissal of both openers, Narayan laid waste to the North Soesdyke bowlers.
Narayan smashed nine fours and eight sixes, two of which went onto the media center of the ground, on his way to an unbeaten 127 from just 84 balls.
Narayan, formerly one of Guyana’s leading youth players, anchored the innings, sharing in a 54-run partnership with John Champayne who slapped a pair of boundaries during his innings of 36.
Saheed Mohammed was the main bowler, taking 3-28.
In reply, Dwayne Adams was impressive during his knock of 74 that included four sixes and five fours. Adams, like Narayan, had anchored the innings, adding 85 for the third wicket with Chris Deonarine who contributed a 42-ball, 32, with six boundaries.
Mohammed and Travis Primo got off to a positive start with 21 and 12 respectively but the target was too tall for the lower order.
Tony Mootoo picked up 3-51 with Deonarine Seegobin (2-51), Narayan (2-31) and Erick Sukwah (2-27) chipping in with the wickets.
Meanwhile, at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Ground, Rome Athletics slipped to a 17-run defeat at the hands of Providence.
Rome won the toss and invited Providence to bat first and they posted 216 all out in 29.2 overs before Rome were skittled out for 199 in 33 overs.
Providence batted in T20 mode with Lennox Andrews plastering the bowling to all parts of the relatively small ground on his way to 75 with Devon Paul (30), Marvin Chung (24) and Brentol Ross (20) contributing with important cameos to boost their team’s score.
Sunil Singh was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5-56 with Akeem Redman returning 2-36.
In the chase, Rome collapsed after Devon Allen (33) and David Webb (35) departed with only Redman and Chemroy Kendall scoring 24 each as Chung returned to claim 4-52 with the ball while Paul (2-61) and Colin Benn (2-17) proved enough to stifle Rome.