By Zaheer Mohamed
Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO), Bel Air Rubis, Demerara Cricket Club (DCC)
and Everest recorded victories when the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Banks Malta Supreme U-13 competition continued last weekend at the Muslim Youth Organisation ground, Woolford Avenue.
On Sunday, GYO overcame TSC by two runs. TSC batted first and scored 281-6 in 25 overs. Adrian Hinds scored 14 and Anthony Hetsburger 13. GYO replied with 283-3 in 25 overs. El Nathan Suknanand made 12 and Mohindra Dindyal 11.
Bel Air Rubis thumped Diplomats by 83 runs. Bel Air Rubis took first strike and rattled up 253-8 in 25 overs. Azandee King got 13; Ntini Permaul and Joshua Campbell grabbed two wickets each. Diplomats managed 170 but suffered 15 dismissals in 25 overs in reply. Permaul made 11 as left arm spinner Michael Pooran bagged 5-15 and Damien Mohamed 2-8.
On Saturday, at the said venue, DCC beat Georgetown Cricket Club by 83 runs. Batting first, DCC posted 319-5 in 25 overs. Dwayne Dick led with 36 (2×4,4×6), Sachin Singh made 19 (2×6) and Nicose Beaton 11. GCC were restricted for 236-6 in 25 overs in response. Yohance Angoy and Rahual Singh made 11 each. Elijah Bobb, Beaton, Dick, Triston Rodrigues and Dario Thomas took one wicket apiece.
Everest got the better of Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) by 107 runs. MSC mustered 178-9 in 25 overs, taking first knock. Extras contributed 21 and Wayne Bollers eight. Zechariah Mootoo, Ghansham Premchand, Kishan Bhola and Krishna Singh picked up two wickets each. Everest scored 285-4 in 25 overs in reply with 37 extras. Stephon Sankar, Kyle Solomon, Akeem Critchlow and Reshaan Clementson had one scalp apiece.
According to the competition regulations, the batting side shall be divided into five pairs and each pair shall bat for five overs. Batsmen shall have unlimited “lives” but each dismissal shall result in 10 runs being deducted from the team’s total. Batsmen shall change ends after each dismissal except on the last ball of the over. Each player on the fielding side must bowl at least two overs, with the exception of the wicket-keeper. Each team shall commence its innings with a score of two hundred runs.
The winning team shall be the side scoring the higher number of runs after deduction for dismissals has been made. If the event of a tie the players on each side shall bowl one delivery to the stumps and the team scoring the most hits shall be the winner.
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