By Zaheer Mohamed
Everest Cricket Club, Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) and Transport Sports Club came out victorious when the latest round of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Brain Street U-15 limited overs tournament concluded yesterday.
At Bourda, Everest defeated Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by three wickets. GCC took first strike and posted 168 before they were bowled out in 54.2 overs. Joshua Raghobar led with 59 (2×4) while Stephon Wilson scored 27 (3×4) and Nestor Cupidore 15.
Wilson and Raghobar gave them a bright start with an opening stand of 48, but GCC suffered a mini collapse following Wilson’s dismissal before Raghobar and Cupidore added 67 for the fourth wicket to stabilize their innings. However, the rest of the batting failed to offer meaningful support as Kishan Bhola grabbed 3-16 and Yeudistir Persaud 2-34.
In reply, the visitors lost their first wicket with the score on 11 before Yeudistir Persaud (11) and Gansham Premchand (10) steady the chase with a second wicket partnership of 49. GCC picked up a few more wickets to keep the game in the balance, but Zahir Bristol who top scored with 34 (1×4), Damien Persaud (15) and Joshua Persaud (14), kept their cool to see their team home in 42.1 overs, ending on 169-7. Khemchandra Hardyal snared 2-17, Wilson 2-28 and Emmanuel Dey 2-42.
At GNIC, the home team overcame Malteenoes SC (MSC) by 103 runs. GNIC batted first and rattled up 183 all out in 28.5 overs. Christopher Campbell stroked 89 not out (12×4,1×6), Kurt Lovell made 28 (2×4,2×6) and Haifa Walters 21 (2×4). Avin Gangadin claimed 3-31, Andrew Persaud 3-36 and Stece Norville 2-41. MSC were skittled for 80 in 28.1 overs in reply. Gangadin slammed 34 (4×4,1×6) and Norville 13. Dwayne Dick captured 3-12 and Paul Thomas 2-7.
At Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), TSC got the better of the host by seven wickets.
GYO were bowled out for 127 in 40.1 overs, batting first. Anil Singh made 26, Danesh Alli 19 and Navindra Persaud 18. Joel Spooner, Akeem Maloney, Joel Prostea and Colin Barlow picked up two wickets each. TSC responded with 130-3 in 23.1 overs. Mark Ramsammy cracked 66 and Adrian Hinds 34 not out.
The competition continues today.
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