GCC, GDF In Exciting Draw

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Kaieteur News
Zaheer Mohamed

Georgetown Cricket Club and Guyana Defence Force played to an exciting draw as action in the Georgetown Cricket Association\ Noble House Sea Foods second division 2 day competition continued last weekend at MYO.

GDF were bowled out for 123 in 29.1 overs in their first innings with Francis Mendonca top scoring with 46(4×4) while Terry Fraser made 17. Left arm spinner Devon Lord captured 4-42, Kevin Plants 2-14 and Cleon Critchlow 2-27. Both teams were tied on first innings as GCC fell for 123 in 33.1 overs in reply. Lord returned to score 30 while Cleon Critchlow assisted with 17 not out. Paul Castello grabbed 5-39 and Raja Aaron 4-21.

GDF in their second turn at the crease mustered 198 all out in 54 overs. Marcus Watkins led with 64(9×4,2×6) while Isaiah Brijadar supported with 36, Dennis Ross 23 and Terry Fraser 21. Plants was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets, while there were two each for Critchlow and Treon Forde.

GCC in pursuit of 199 for victory ended 192-9 in 38 overs. Gavin Singh slammed 82 (9×4,1×6) while Martin Pestano Bell made 52(7×4); Castello grabbed 6-56 to end with match figures of 11-95 for GDF who missed a few run out opportunities and dropped a number of catches. Andre McFarlane also claimed 2-39.