MSC beat TSC to maintain lead
Everest, GCC also register outright wins
By Sean Devers
Front-runners Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) beat Transport Sports Club (TSC) by 10 wickets to increase their lead in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Cellink Plus two-day first division cricket competition, while Everest and GCC also registered outright wins yesterday.
Denis Legay Carl Rambharose
At the DCC ground, TSC, replying to MSC’s 300-7 declared, recovered from their overnight 55-7 to reach 177 all out 15 minutes before lunch.
Asked to follow-on, 123 runs behind, TSC fell for 169 in their second inns to set MSC 47 to win in 10 minutes plus the mandatory 15 overs. MSC, who collected 24 bonus points from the game, reached 48-0 to take their points tally to 67 from three matches.
Demerara Under-19 all-rounder Carl Rambharose stroked 10 fours and two sixes in an accomplished 80 and got support from the dogged Wazeer Mohamed (17*) and pugnacious left-hander Quacy Bremner, who was last out for 29 with four fours and two sixes as the last three TSC wickets produced 134 runs.
The burly Bremner crashed national Under-17 pacer Seon Daniels for four fours in an over before clobbering Guyana 20/20 player Orin Forde for two huge sixes as the TSC tail wagged. Daniels finished with 4-56 while pacer Quincy Nedd (4-57) and Forde (2-19) supported well.
Following-on, TSC were 101-5 by Tea after batting a solitary over before lunch and it was the lower order again which ensured TSC forced their opponents to bat again.
Oslyn Batson made 50 while Steven Alves made an unusually sedate 28 before Mohamed (25) and Bremner, who hit two sixes and two fours in an explosive unbeaten 27, rallied their team past the 150 mark.
Former Guyana Under-15 left-arm spinner Denis Legay took 5-35 while Forde took 3-20.
National opener Shemroy Barrington finished unbeaten on 36 while Delvon McEwan was five not out when MSC achieved victory.
At Bourda, the host trashed GDF by an innings and 128 runs in a one-sided contest.
Replying to GDF’s first innings 62, GCC declared after 30 minutes of play on 301-8 from an overnight position of 291-6. Paul Castello finished with 4-100 from 27 overs for the Soldiers who fell for 110 at 13:40hrs in their second innings after being 54-6 at lunch.
Castello led the fight with an unbeaten 55 while Vijay Singh (16) was the only other batsman to reach double figures as Treon Forde took 4-45, Kevin Ogle 2-16 and Joshua Ward 2-14.
At Eve Leary, Everest beat Police by 126 runs with nine of the mandatory 15 overs left in the day’s play.
Replying to Everest’s 255-9 declared, Police were bowled out for 128 after starting the final day on 115-8. Leg-spinner Troy Gonsalves picked up both wickets to fall to finish with 8-43.
With a lead of 140 runs, Everest declared at 166-6 after being 133-3 at lunch. Avinash Dookie made 62 while Demerara Under-19 opener Ryan Rajmangal scored 52 as Vishal Jaigobin grabbed 4-32 for the Cops.
Needing 294 to win, Police were dismissed for 168 with Rawle Browne hitting 51. Demerara Under-19 pacer Andre Stoll (39), Jason Heyliger (19), Ricardo Devers (18) and Royston Greenville 14 were the only other batsmen to reach double figures as Gonsalves again befuddled the batsmen to finish with 6-53 and 14-96 in the match. Chris Patandin supported with 2-34 for Everest.