Narayan blazes to another century after fire stops play at Malteenoes
By Sean Devers
Cricket matches around the world have been stopped by rain, hail and even snow but yesterday at the Malteenoes ground a blazing fire which threatened the Tutorial High School in Woolford Avenue interrupted play for 29 minutes to facilitate work by Guyana Fire Service Offices.
Responding to a call from concerned citizens at MSC, the Fire tender arrived just after 16:00hrs and had to park on the MSC ground to extinguish the fire which was burning the Northern fence of the school and spreading close to the school and electrical wires.
At that point MSC and GYO were locked in an even battle for supremacy with the in-form Danny Narayan unbeaten on 70.
Narayan, a former Guyana under-19 player, eventually made an unbeaten 119 from 100 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes as MSC reached 212-7 in 38.2 replying to GYO’s 209-9 off their 50 overs in the Haier Cup 2nd division competition for city teams.
Skipper Narayan’s century followed up scores of 67 and 137 and got support from Nicase Barker (47) and Demerara under-19 player Kwame Crosse (24) as MSC registered his 3rd consecutive win.
Left-arm spinner Patrick Bradshaw, who operated with a suspect action, took 3-59 for GYO.
Earlier, Arrun Dallo top scored for GYO with 44, while Derick Cullen made 44 and Vejai Gangaram 30 as medium pacer Delon Moffatt captured 2-45 and off-spinner Shaquelle Williams 2-32 for the hosts.
At GNIC, the home team beat Third Class by 2 wickets after making 106-8 in reply to 104 all out made by Third Class.
Vickram Ramsundar made 24 for Third Class as teenage off-spinner Premchand Sookdeo captured 5-5 and fellow off-spinner Keno Alphonso 4-39.
Collis Butts hit an unbeaten 33 for GNIC as Alvin Castello took 3-45 and Paul O’Neil 2-25 in losing efforts for Third Class.