A century from top order batsman, Stephon Browne allowed Malteenoes Sports Club to post a total too much for Gandhi Youth Organsation as they fell short by 23 runs on Sunday in the Georgetown Cricket Association/New Building Society 40-overs second division tournament.
Playing at the GYO Ground, on Woolford Avenue, Malteenoes batted first and posted 223 in 39.5 overs and then bowled out the hosts for 201 in 39 overs.
Browne opened the batting but lost his partner, Shaquille Moseley who failed to score. He nevertheless carried on to smash 13 boundaries in his knock of 102 before being undone by Sachin Singh.
Browne was joined by I Hicks who added 30 while Nkosie Barker (15), Kellon Carmichael (11) and former national youth captain Kwame Cross (13) aided in their team posting the imposing total.
Left arm spinner, Trevon France was the pick of the slow wicket bowlers, bagging 3-32 from his eight overs and was supported by Sachin Singh (2-44), Darshan Persaud (2-47) and Divesh Ramjattan (2-68).
In the chase, Christopher Deonarine (8) departed early due to a run out but Singh and Navindra Persaud teamed up to stabilize the chase before Singh was out, caught on the boundary for 27, hitting four fours and a lone six. Darshan Persaud and T. Liverpool also fell cheaply as GYO were reduced to 77-4.
Navindra Persaud and Michael Deonarine collaborated and looked to steer the game to the end with Navindra Persaud switching gears from his usually constructive innings to a much more aggressive nature where he dispatched Browne for three boundaries in one over before he was caught at long on by Cross from the same bowler for 47.
Michael Deonarine carried on to bring up his half century, eventually ending on 52 consisting of two sixes and four fours.
France joined the party and was looking solid also but was bowled by Carmichael through an in swinging yorker as was Richard Hoyte who had his stumps uprooted in the first ball he faced off of Cordel Mars.
Mars would have had two wickets in two balls had Ramjattan not been dropped at cover. However, he managed only one before his off stump was sent cartwheeling from a low full toss from D. Sammy.
Sammy and Barker finished with three wickets for 28 and 20 respectively.