Persaud, Belle slam centuries, Husband grabs 5
Transport Sports Club (TSC), GNIC and Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) recorded victories when the Georgetown Cricket
Association (GCA)/New Building Society (NBS) second division 40-over tournament commenced yesterday.
At Muslim Youth Organisation ground, TSC defeated Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by 60 runs. TSC batted first after winning the toss and rattled up 283-9 off their allotted 40 overs. Opener Ryan Hemraj stroked 124 (13×4,9×6), Charwayne McPherson scored 46 (5×4,1×6), Sunil Singh 37 (6×4) and Azeem Azeez 21 (3×4). Devon Lord snared 3-53, Samuel McKenzie 2-14 and Dellon Fernandes 2-44.
GCC replied with 223-9, innings closed in 37.1 overs. Opener Martin Pestano-Belle slammed 101 (14×4,1×6) while Bernard Bailey cracked 52 (9×4). Joel Spooner grabbed 3-26.
At Eve Leary, GNIC overcame the host by two wickets. Batting first, Police managed 197 all out in 39.3 overs. K. Griffith led with 40; Rawl Enmore made 32, Jason McAlmont 25 and Trevor Benn 22. Pacer Christian Husbands grabbed 5-42, Troy Thompson 2-37 and Orlando Kirton 2-42. GNIC responded with 200-8 in 21 overs.
Quincy Ovid-Richardson top scored with 73 not out (6×4,1×6) and Stephon Campbelle contributed 32. Benn captured 3-23 and Vishal Jaigobin 2-30.
At DCC, the host got the better of Malteenoes SC (MSC) by 48 runs. DCC were bowled out for 144 in 26.2 overs, batting first. Sherfene Rutherford scored 33, Dennis Squires 27 and Ronaldo Renee 21. Delon Darlymple claimed 4-48, Vishal Narayan 2-10 and Shaquille Moseley 2-18. MSC were skittled for 96 in 18.2 overs in reply. Moseley made 22; Ashmead Nedd picked up 4-11 while Squires and Antonell Atwell had two each.
The competition continues today. (Zaheer Mohamed)
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