Left-arm spinner Devon Lord snatched his maiden five wicket haul at the first division level to help the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) to first innings points against the Police Sports Club (PSC) in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) First Division two-day cricket on Sunday.
Devon Lord (left) and Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed
Playing at GCC, Bourda, PSC resumed the day on 46-1 in pursuit of GCC’s 326-8 declared but faltered to 296 all out.
Lord who is a former Guyana under-15 player bowled some 37.2 overs and picked up wickets at key points in the match.
Police, who lost Reginald Rodrigues for seven saw Jason Heyliger (80) and Kelvin Leitch (87) put on 133 for the second wicket
Leitch who the aggressor of the two stroked 15 fours and one six while Heyliger hit thirteen fours.
After the departure of the pair wickets began falling at regular intervals but Daniel Barker steadied the innings with a patient 25, a knock that spanned over two hours at the crease which help PSC challenge GCC’s total.
Rawle Brown (26) and Stephan Hariss (28) chipped in amongst the scores as Police were bowled out with an hour’s play remaining.
With a lead of 30, GCC batted out the day to end on 66-4 as Belle made 33; Kempton Grumble took 3-10.
GCC first innings was built on a maiden century at first division level for National youth player Ronaldo Ali-Mohammed.
The right-handed Ali- Mohammed made a stroke-filled 124 and shared a 169-run sixth wicket partnership with Sachin Singh who contributed a well composed 62.
Martin Pestano-Belle contributed with 42 as Leg spinner Visual Jaigobin was the pick of the bowlers for PSC with figures of 4-74.
Scores: (GCC 326-8dec & 66-4; PSC 296)
Over at Maltenoes Sports Club, GNIC made light work of Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) as they won by an innings and 76 runs.
GINIC resumed the day on 292-5 in response to GYO first innings 166 all out, eventually declared on 358-8 as Stephon Campbell top scored with 91 and Gajanand Suknandan making 59. O
ff-spinner Surendra Herilall took 4-72 while Devinish Ramjattan chipped in with 2-59.
GYO needing 192 to make GNIC bat again were bowled out for 115 as Chris Deonarine top scored with 32. First-class player Gajanand Singh took 5-25 and Suknandan returned to take 4-35, ending with match figures of 10-77.
On day one, GYO’s demise came at the hands of off-spinner Suknandan with figures of 6-42. Deonarine top scored yet again with a well composed 79 (13x4s; 1×6).
Scores: (GYO 166 &115; GNIC 358-8 dec.)