Fernandes, Belle, Forrester hit half centuries as GCC beat Police by 111 runs
Wins for TSC, GDF
Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Guyana Defence Force (GDF) registered victories when play in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)\New Building Society (NBS) 40-over second division competition continued yesterday with three matches.
At Gandhi Youth Organization, GCC defeated Police by 11 runs. GCC batted first and posted a mammoth 306-8 off their allotted 40 overs. Elon Fernandes stroked a polished 91 (13×4,1×6) and got support from Martin Pestano-Belle 61 (10×4), Winston Forrester 56 (9×4) and Ronaldo Mohamed 22 (3×4). Kelvin Leitch grabbed 3-36.
Police in reply were bowled out for 195 in 32.1 overs. Leitch showed his allround prowess by top scoring with 58 (6×4,4×6) while Mark Robhe made 27, Troy Benn 25 and Stephan Blacks 24. Left arm spinner Devon Lord claimed 5-66.
At Muslim Youth Organization ground, GDF got the better of St. Stanislaus by 44 runs.
GDF took first strike and managed 158 before they were bowled out in 22.1 overs. Marcus Watkins was their best batsman with 64 (12×4); Michael Shalim snared 2-17.
St. Stanislaus were skittled for 114 in 10.5 overs in response. Shalim scored 32 while Kwasie Thompson 19, Rajiv Deonarine 15 and Price Roberts 14 were the only other batsmen that reached double figures. Paul Castello grabbed 4-29, Dennis Legay 3-27 and Aaron Rogers 2-25.
At Malteenoes Sports Club, Transport Sports Club overcame University of Guyana (UG) by 6 runs. TSC scored 187 all out in 38.2 overs batting first. Waqar Bacchus led with 27 (3×4), Charwayne Mc Pherson supported with 25(4×4) and Sunil Singh made 22 (3×4). Darnel Douglas, Dennis Haywood and Omesh Dhanram claimed 2 wickets apiece.
UG fought bravely before they were bowled out for 181 in 39.2 overs in reply. Leon Williams top scored with 72 (3×4,2×6) and Darnel Douglas made 45 (2×4,3×6). Shaun Massiah bagged 3-22, Oslyn Batson 2-20, Kevin Ross 2-23 and Jonathan Alphonso 2-26.