GCA’s NBS 2nd div cricket…Fifties for Naughton, Hyman, 5-wkt haul for Heywood
Malteenoes, Gandhi Youth Organisation and University of Guyana recorded victories as the New Building Society (NBS) sponsored Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) second division 40-over cricket competition commenced last Sunday.
At MYO, Malteenoes defeated the host by 94 runs. Malteenoes took first turn at the crease and posted a respectable 237 before they were bowled out in 32.2 overs. Keifer Naughton was their leading run scorer with 70 (3×6, 10×4), while Karim Naughton made 40. Jimol Norton and Cordel Mars also scored 26 each as Chien Gittens, Asif Mohamed, Richard Latiff and Mohamed Wazidally grabbed 2 wickets apiece for MYO, who in reply folded for 143 in 23 overs. Vinod Shivcharran and Ravendra Narine made 41 and 38 respectively as D. Best claimed 3-30 and S. Sankar 2-25.
At GYO, the host overcame Vikings by 7 wickets. Vikings batted first and mustered 98 all out in 26 overs. Kenny Thomas scored 20 as Garfield De Roche bagged 4-7, Mark Hamilton 3-27 and Ryan Shun 2-18. GYO responded with 102-3 in 18 overs. Lokesh Reid led the way with 25 and Anthony Ifill made 23.
At GNIC, the University of Guyana got the better of Transport SC by78 runs. UG took first strike and managed 175 all out in 33 overs. Clemon Hyman hit eleven fours in a top-score of 78 while Melroy Stephenson made 31 and Kumar Bridgelall 29. Azim Azeez and Devaughn Nandam grabbed 3 wickets each and Shawn Massiah took 2-13.
Transport in their turn at the crease were skittled out for 97 in 19.3 overs. Ian Peters 21, Massiah 20, Sunil Singh 16 and Keorl Morris 10 were the only batsmen who offered resistance as Dennis Heywood bagged 5-29 off 6 overs. Suresh Dhanai and Dwayne Dodson supported with 2 wickets each for the winners. (Zaheer Mohamed)