TSC advance to 2nd round with win against UG
GCA’s Queensway 50-over cricket
Transport Sports Club (TSC) got the better of University of Guyana (UG) at DCC on Sunday in a rain-affected Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Queensway 50-over first round cricket contest to advance to the next round of the knock-out format.
Overnight and morning rain caused a three and a half hour delay resulting in the over being reduced from 50 to 30 per side when the Umpire finally called play at 13:00hrs.
TSC elected to bat after winning the toss and were bowled out for 140 in 29 overs with Charwayne McPherson stroking four fours and three sixes in 43 before veteran Shawn Massiah took 3-19 with his medium pace to help dismiss UG for 104 in 24 overs to teach the students a lesson.
McPherson and Georgetown under-15 player Sunil Singh (14) were off to a blistering start before Singh was bowled by Denville Douglas at 25-1 in the third over.
Chandra Persaud hit two fours and a six in a cameo 25, but only Jonathon Alphonso of the other batsmen reached double figures for the City side.
Malteenoes left-arm spinner Damion Vantull, who hails from Berbice but is employed at UG in Turkeyen, trapped Stephan Sampson (2) leg before with his first delivery before he removed the dangerous McPherson to finish with 2-16.
Former Berbice and Guyana under-15 left-handed batsman Julian Moore, who like Vantull, was playing as one of the two allotted guest players in the UG side, took 2-27 with his medium pace while Dwayne Dodson had 2-9. Clevon Hyman hammered two fours and a six in 29 but only Ryan Bridgelall of the other batsmen managed a double figure score as Massiah got support from Alphonso (2-15) and Keon Morris (2-20) as UG lost by 36 runs.
The other scheduled game for Sunday between Malteenoes and Third Class at Police was not played due to seepage under the covers and efforts are being made to have to game played this week.
DCC, who drew a first round bye, face Police in the second round on Saturday while TSC oppose GCC and GYO face-off with GNIC, who also drew a bye into the second round, in the other second round games on Saturday.
The winner of the Malteenoes/Third Class match will play Ace Warriors in the second round after Ace Warriors qualified for the second round due to a bye. (Sean Devers)