GCC, Everest record outright victories, GYO and GDF match end in stalemate
GCA\Noble House Sea Foods 2nd division 2 day cricket…
Castello grabs 7-wkt haul, Singh, Mason take 5 each
By Zaheer Mohamed
Georgetown and Everest Cricket Clubs recorded victories, while Gandhi Youth Organization and Guyana Defence Force game ended in a tame draw when the latest round of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association\ Noble House Sea Foods 2nd division 2 day tournament concluded last weekend.
At GYO, GCC defeated Malteenoes Sports Club by 77 runs. When the game started on Saturday, GCC batted first and were bowled out for 144 in 43 overs. Martin Pestano Bell 22, Almando Doman 20 and Gavin Singh 17 were their leading scorers as Steve Sankar grabbed 4-45, Dorian Best 3-21 and Shaquille Williams 2-25.
MSC in reply mustered 122 all out in 46 overs. Williams returned to score 44, while Jamal Norton made 32. Chidanand Shivram, Winston Forrester and Gavin Singh claimed 2 wickets apiece. GCC with a lead of 22 mustered 186 before being bowled out in 38 overs batting a second time, with Forrester leading the way with 69(13×4), while Singh supported with 35 and Bernard Bailey 29. Williams 4-43 and Sankar 3-64 were the leading wicket takers for MSC who folded for 131 in their second innings. Williams top scored with an even half century but got little support from the rest of the batting with only D. Allen getting 21.
At MYO, Everest Cricket Club got the better of Ace Warriors by an innings and 79 runs. Ace Warriors were skittled for 50 in 14.4 overs in their first innings. Chris Persaud made 25 as Garfield De Roche and Javed Rasheed picked up 2 wickets each.
Everest then declared on 234-6 after facing 39.5 overs in response. Mohan Ramdeen slammed fifteen fours and one six before he was dismissed for 91 while Riyad Sattaur supported with 76 (14×4); offspinner Arthur Mason bagged 5-73. Ace Warriors who fielded 9 players, in their second turn at the crease could only muster 105-8, innings closed. Rawl Enmore 38 and Ronald Hercules 35 were their main run getters as Chris Surat captured 4-22 and Deon Thomas 3-49 for the winners.
At GDF, GYO took first strike and were bundled out for 121 with Wazeer Mohamed 31 not out, Shivindra Hemraj 28 and Paul Castello 15 offering resistance. Paul Castello snared 7-43. GDF in their first innings declared on 251-7. Francis Mendonca led the scoring with an unbeaten 68 and got valuable support from Castello 51, Isaiah Brijadar 39, Terry Fraser 32 and Travis Blyden 23; Kamesh Yadram took 3-73.
GYO in their second innings were 195-7 when stumps were drawn. Yadram was their leading run getter with 63, while Fenton Persaud scored 56 and Wazeer Mohamed 29. Castello had 2-51 to end with match figures of 9 for 94.