GCA/Brain Street U-15 tournament…Wins for Everest, GNIC and DCC
By Zaheer Mohamed
Everest Cricket Club, Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) and Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) registered victories when the latest round of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) / Brain Street Under-15 limited overs tournament concluded yesterday.
At Everest, the host defeated Malteenoes Sports Club by one wicket. Malteenoes batted first and were bowled out for 101 in 32.1 overs. Pacer Zahir Bristol picked up a few early wickets before Sase Norville and Sachin Basdeo
added 47 for the fourth wicket.
Norville was dismissed for a top score of 25 while Basdeo departed for 16. Bristol finished with 4-19 while Nicholas Sattaur claimed 2-20 and Kishan Bhola 2-37. Everest responded with 102-9 in 34.1 overs.
They lost two early wickets but Mandy Mangru, the lone female player in the match put together 39 for the third wicket with Gansham Premchand to keep their team in the hunt. After Gansham went for two, Mangru shared in a fourth wicket stand of 25 with Bristol who was dismissed for 20.
Off spinner Andrew Persaud kept Malteenoes hopes alive by picking up a few quick wickets, but Mangru held her nerves to see Everest to safety. She ended unbeaten on 23. Persaud was the pick of the bowlers with 3-29 and Avin Gangadin snared 2-14.
At GNIC, the home team overcame Rubis Bel Air by 42 runs. GNIC posted 212 all out in 22.5 overs, batting first. Haifa Walters stroked 29, Paul Thomas 21, Joshua Persaud 19, Kurt Lovell and Rickey Dass 15 each.
Alex Chunilall grabbed 3-11 and Vishal Moorchan 3-16. Rubis were given a bright start by Bhisham Mohabir and Nand Sanicharan; the pair put together 58 for the opening stand, but their separation triggered a collapse and the visitors were sent packing for 79 in 18.2 overs. Mohabir scored 34 and Sanicharan 22. Joshua Persaud bagged 5-19 and Dass 2-13.
At Bourda, Demerara Cricket Club got the better of Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by seven wickets. GCC took first strike and rattled up 186-1 after their allocation of 55 overs were reduced to 37 due to rain.
Stephon Wilson slammed 86 and Joshua Raghabar made 51. DCC were given a revised target of 77 to win from 15 overs following another interruption. They reached their target in 14.5 overs for the loss of three wickets.
Anthony Roopnarine scored 21 and David Marshall 14 not out. According to the competition regulations, the team batting first shall bat for 55 overs and the team batting second shall bat for 44 overs. It further states that if the side batting first is all out before their allocation of 55 overs, the remaining overs shall be added to the team batting second.
The competition continues today.