GCA/Noble House Sea Foods 2nd Div. tourney…Spooner bowls TSC to victory; GYO beat Sophia by 6 wickets
Thirteen-year-old off-spinner Joel Spooner grabbed six wickets for 53 runs off 13.5 overs bowling Transport Sports Club (TSC) to victory over University of Guyana (UG) by 70 runs while Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) got the better of Sophia by six wickets when the latest round of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Noble House Sea Foods second division two- day tournament concluded on Sunday last.
Playing at the Muslim Youth Organisation ground, TSC batted first and were bowled out for 183 in 40.3 overs, Chemroy Kendall top scored with 58 while Charwayne Mc Pherson made 52 and Ryan Hemraj 23.
Darnell Douglas was the pick of the bowlers with 5-16 while Omesh Dhanram claimed 2-55. UG responded with 133-9 in 29.5 overs, innings closed. Douglas scored 32, Kumar Bridgelall supported with 27 while Frederick Pestano made 26 and Dennis Haywood 23; Shaun Massiah captured 4-40.
Leading by 50 runs, TSC were bowled out for 134 in 27.1 overs, batting a second time. Ewert Samuels was their leading batsman with 49 while Shemroy Kendall chipped in with 21 as Suresh Danhai took 2-50.
Set 186 for victory, UG were skittled for 114 in 30 overs. Massiah supported debutant Spooner with 2-8 while Leon Williams 46 and Danhai 29 were the only batsmen that offered resistance.
At Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) ground, Sophia were routed for 65 after taking first strike. In reply GYO declared on 122-4, Abdool Rahim led with an even half century. Batting a second time the visitors were routed for 121. Needing 65 for victory the home team reached their target for the loss of four wickets.