The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) yesterday recorded wins in the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA), New Building Society (NBS) 40-over second division tournament.
GDF earned a 13-run win over their law enforcement counterparts, Police Sports Club (PSC) at the GDF Ground, Camp Ayanganna despite a defiant half-century from Kemol Savory.
PSC won the toss and inserted the host, who posted 166 before they were dismissed in 24.4 overs in the first innings of the match which was reduced to 25 overs per side.
National Under – 19 allrounder, Joshua Jones, batting at number eight, led the way for GDF with a quick-fire innings of 39 while Randy Lindore (34) and Kevin Sinclair (34) – another National Under – 19 player – recorded top-order runs.
Vishal Jaigobin (2-13) and Kevin Leitch (2-33) were among the wickets for PSC, who in response, were dismissed for 153 in the final over of their innings.
Savory played the lone hand for the lawmen with his knock of 79 while Sinclair (3-46) and skipper Damion Waldron (3-18) combined for six wickets to collect the win.
Meanwhile, GYO at home, hammered GNIC by 101 runs in the other contest played on the day.
GNIC after winning the toss inserted the host, who then posted 159 before they were dismissed in the 25th over of the innings.
Off-spinner Ryan Shun ended as the chief wicket-taker with figures of 6-40 as Ricky Sargent (41*), who batted at number nine, top-scored for the host who were at one point, struggling at 94-7.
Opener Anand Bharat (36) and former first-class player Eon Hooper (31) also contributed to the total.
GNIC, in response, began the chase miserably and were reeling at 14-5 after a searing spell from 22-year-old seamer Demetre Cameron, who got the early breakthroughs and made life uncomfortable for the batters.
GNIC never recovered and were bundled out for 58 in 17.5 overs with Cameron snaring 5-34, while left-arm spinner Trevon France supported with figures of 2-4. Hooper had 1-17.