GYO Are GTown U-13 Champs

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Guyana Times
Guyana Times Staff

Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) were crowned the Georgetown Cricket Association/Banks Malta Supreme Under-13 champions after they defeated Transport Sports Club (TSC) by 45 runs in the final on Saturday at GYO ground.

GYO posted 320 for 5 off their allocated 25 overs and then reduced TSC to 270. Pradesh Balkishun top-scored with 21 while Anil Singh, 15, Chandra Mohan, 11, and Robin Williams, 10, supported well. Toney Singh, Joel Spooner, Randy Persaud and Ronald Jaisingh picked up one wicket each.

Members of the victorious GYO team display their prizes along with representatives of the sponsor and GCA.

TSC made 285-6 in 25 overs, but finished on 225 after the deduction for dismissals were made (10 runs for each wicket lost). Adrian Hinds led with 21 and Mark Baptiste scored nine. The pair added 39 for the last wicket. Mahendra Dindyal and Danesh Alli backed up Balkishun with one wicket each.

Both teams received trophies while members of both teams were given medals. Balkishun collected the prizes for the best batsman, bowler and most valuable player in the final; Hinds received the best fielder award.

Elnathan Suknanand took the trophy for the best bowling performance in the competition (6-6), Hinds collected the prize for the best batsman in the tournament, Sachin Premchand of Everest grabbed the award for picking up the most wickets while the most outstanding all-rounder’s accolade went to Nicholas Sattaur (61 runs and eight wickets).

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, president of the GCA Roger Harper thanked Banks DIH for their support and congratulated GYO for winning. He added that they played well throughout the tournament as did TSC.

Communications Manager of Banks DIH Ltd Troy Peters said that the company was pleased to be associated with cricket at that level. He stated that the establishment was happy with the commitment shown by the youngsters and hopes that they can grow from strength to strength.

He urged the coaches to continue working with the players and wishes them well in the future.