Rain Affects GCA 2-Day Matches
Rain in the city yesterday morning and washed out the second day’s play of fourth round matches in the Carib Beer First Division competition. Although matches at DCC, GCC, and Everest were likely to draw, Malteenoes was confident of victory at Everest and looked good in the field. Scores: Malteenoes 241-8 declared; Transport 48-2. Over at the Demerara Cricket Club: DCC 276 all out; GNIC 12-0. At GCC: GCC 305 all out; Police 15-0.
The Noble House Seafoods Second Division competition was also afected by rain, with the GDF/Malteenoes and GNIC/Third Class games washed out.
GDF were in the drivers seat when the game ended, declaring on 297-9 (I. Khan 93, T. Fraser 65, D. Legay 46), then dismissing Malteenoes for 78 and having them 13-4 after enforcing the follow on. T. Castello and C. Noble took 3 and 2 wickets apiece in both innings.
Over at Gandhi, the umpires' faith in the fast-drying pitch paid off and play began at 3pm. Spinner S. Ishmael (5-52) added 3 more wickets to his overnight tally to help dismiss GYO for 173. Transport enforced the follow-on looking for victory but the game ended in a draw with GYO losing I. Pooran (19) to A. Ifill and L. Goberdan (12) to S. Massiah. B. Chanderpaul (12) and P. Persaud (12) were not out at the close of play as they ensured no further wickets were lost.
Transport claimed the first innings points in the drawn fixture. Score: Transport 294 all out; GYO 173 all out & 71-2.