By Zaheer Mohamed
The Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) had a remarkable 2013 in which they were able to run off a number of competitions at all levels.
The year began with the final of the 2012/2013 Noble House Seafoods 2nd Division 2-day tournament which was won by Police who defeated Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC).
This was followed by the Brain Street U-15 and the Banks Malta Supreme U-13 competitions. Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) A and Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) were the respective champions; the latter overcame Everest and the former beat Transport Sports Club in the finals.
The New Building Society (NBS) 2nd Division 40 overs tournament commenced with 14 teams in two zones. GCC top Zone A with Transport SC claiming the runner up spot, Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) won Zone B while GYO placed second.
GCC then continued their dominance at this level by trouncing MYO in the final by 5 wickets. MYO were restricted for 170 and GCC responded with 171-5. GCC’s Winston Forrester with 4-41 and a top score of 55 received the man of the match award.
Other notable performances in the tournament were Azeem Azeez of Transport SC for the best bowling performance (5 wickets versus GCC), Devon Lord of GCC for taking the most wickets (15), Chien Gittens and Zulfikar Ali of MYO the batsmen with the most runs (101 each vs GDF and St. Stanislaus respectively), Gittens batsman with the highest runs 278, Azeez MVP in zone A (98 runs and 13 wickets) and Gittens MVP in zone B (278 runs and 6 wickets).
One of the most talented first division teams in the city Demerara Cricket Club emerged champions of the 2012-2013 Hadi’s World Inc first division 2 day tournament. They ended with 136 points, two ahead of runners up GCC.
Players that received awards this tournament were Rajendra Chandrika of Everest for being the batsman with the highest individual score (222 vs TSC), Shaheed Mohamed of Everest best bowler (7-43 vs GCC), Leon Johnson of GCC bowler with the most wickets (22), Chandrika batsman with the highest score (449), Devon Charles (GCC) best fielder and Johnson best all-rounder and MVP (291 runs and 22 wickets).
The GCA wishes to thank its sponsors, Clubs, Umpires, Ground Staff, Captains, Coaches, Players, Friends of Cricket and the Media for a successful 2013 and do look forward to a fruitful 2014.
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