GCA Hadi Div 1 27 Jan
Malteenoes Sports Club registered a six wicket win, and Police Sports Club notched up a victory by the same margin on the second and final day’s play in the latest action of the Georgetown Cricket Association/ Hadi’s World Incorporated 1st Division 2-Days Competition which concluded Sunday. In the other two matches, the Georgetown Cricket Club drew with the Demerara Cricket Club and Everest Cricket Club also drew with the Gandhi Youth Organization.
In Queenstown, GCC snatched first innings points from DCC, who won the toss and batted first on day one, scoring 261 in 65.5 overs.
DCC resumed on their overnight score of 125 for 3 with Trevon Griffith not out 77, and declared at 256/9 in 71 overs to concede first innings points as one batsman arrived late. Griffith fell fourteen short of a century for 86. Derwin Christian hit 70 with five fours and four sixes, while Raj Nannan grabbed 4-43, Leon Johnson 3-58 and Bernard Bailey 2-54.
GCC in their second innings reached 143/5 in 45 overs at stumps.
Vishal Singh remained unbeaten for 53 runs with nine fours, and Almando Doman scored 25 not out. Seamers Cavell Reece and Dexter George did the damage with the ball for DCC 3-21 and George 2-8 respectively.
Scores: (GCC 261and 143-5 DCC 256-9 dec.).
At the Everest cricket ground GYO, in reply to Everest first innings total of 306-6 declared were bowled out for 160 in 87 overs.
Christopher Deonarine made 34 as GYO were restricted by spinners Amir Khan, Javed Rasheed and Chanderpaul Hemraj. Khan finished with 4-46 in 29 overs, Rasheed 3-30 in 23 overs and Hemraj 2-11.
Everest were leading by 318 when they finished the final day on 172-3 in 30.1 overs, batting a second time. Shaheed Mohamed led with 82 (6×4, 2×6), Tagenarine Chanderpaul supported well with 51 (2X4) and Chanderpaul Hemraj 21.
Scores: (ECC 306-6 dec. and 172-3, GYO 160).
At Camp Ayanganna, GDF, choosing to bat first, conceded first innings points after being bowled out for a paltry 93 in 32 overs. Malteenoes in response were limited to 143 in 35 overs.
GDF led by just six runs at close of play, ending on 56/4 in 11 overs, were bowled out for 195 in their second innings. Travis Blyden scored 46 from 78 deliveries, Terry Fraser 31 from 40 and Randy Lindore 34 not out from 31 balls. Trevon Garraway also contributed 25 from just 22 for GDF, who lost six wickets to Steven Jacobs in their second innings. Jacobs finished 6-51 from 14.3 overs, while. Shaquille took 2-36.
Needing 146 to win Shemroy Barrington led the chase with 33 from 60 deliveries, while his opening partner Delvon McEwan (13) added 44 runs for the first wicket. Malteenoes lost both openers, Shaquille Williams and Nickosie Barker, but Orin Forde and Steven Jacobs saw their team home. Forde made 39 from 29 balls while Jacobs scored 21 from 11 deliveries. Jeremiah Harris took 2-27 from 6 overs as Malteenoes won by six wickets in 27 overs.
Scores: (GDF 93 and 195, MSC 143 and 146-4).
At Eve Leary, Police won by six wickets. Batting first they scored 206 all out in 69 overs. Transport Sports Club managed just 90 in 29 overs.
Transport Sports Club closed day one on 44/0 in 12 overs and reached 190 all out in 75.5 overs on day two. Charwayne McPherson batted patiently for 55 in 192 balls, while fellow opener Marvin Cato made 31. The pair compiled 58 runs for the first wicket. After their dismissals Steven Alves scored 31 and Ryan Hemraj 27. K. Crawford took 5-12 in 11.5 overs, while Pernell London claimed 3-53.
Police reached their target of 75 for the loss of four wickets in 21.2 overs. Norwayne Fredericks made 35 not out. Bowling for Transport Keon Morris took 2-25, while Ewert Samuels and Jonathan Alphonso, who took seven wickets in the first innings, had one wicket each. Alphonso finished with match figures of 8-65.
Scores: Police 206 and 75-4, TSC 90 and 190).