UG continues unbeaten run
The University of Guyana (UG) continues their impressive run in the New Building Society (NBS) Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) 40 – overs second division competition by notching up two wins over the weekend.
UG on Saturday, thumped Police by a mammoth 146 runs on the back of a fine century from Omesh Dhanram who slammed 133 after UG were sent in and piled on 350 before being dismissed in the 40th over.
Dhanram was supported by the consistent Keron Sewnarine (59) and Suresh Dhanai (56) as the students piled it on.
Bowling for the lawmen, off-spinner Jason Heyliger took 3-50 while leg-spinner Vishal Jaigobin had 3-61.
Police in response got off to a blazing start as National Youth Player Alex Algoo (30) was severe on anything within hitting range, his innings lasted 10 balls and consisted of five (5) maximums.
His dismal however set the host back and they were eventually dismissed in 28.1 overs for 204. Andrew Lyght Jr., stroked 59 and Mark Gonsalves 43.
Off-spinner Dennis Heywood took 4-33 and he was ably supported by seamer Ray Newton 2-32.
UG on Sunday continued their dominant showing by recording a comprehensive 110 runs victory over minnows Diplomats Cricket Club.
The students cantered to 231 for seven in the 25 overs reduced game as Dwayne Dodson missed out on a well-deserved century after being dismissed for 91.
He found support from Linden Austin (67) and Melroy Stephenson (24). Diplomats struggled in their chase and were bundled out for 121 in 24.5 overs as Dennis Heywood took (3-17) and Dodson (3-15) combined to route their counterparts.
UG has so far won all four of their matches and are well on their way to securing a berth in the semifinals. Action in the competition continues this week at various grounds around Georgetown.
UG, GCC and Transport record wins over the weekend
The University of Guyana (UG), the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) and the Transport Sports Club (TSC) were all in the winner’s row as action continued in the New Building Society (NBS), Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) second division competition over the weekend.
UG got past Everest by four wickets to continue their unbeaten run coasting to their second consecutive win of the competition.
Everest was bundled out for 162 in the 36th over after being inserted with Saheed Mohamed (40) top scoring for the home side. His innings included five fours and a maximum and he received support from Ronaldo Renee (33) and Kevin Paul (31).
UG’s bowling was once again led by off-spinner Dwayne Dodson who grabbed 3-45 from eight overs while Linden Austin supported with 3-24 from six overs.
The students in response, reached their target, (164 – 6) in 29.5 overs with major contributions coming from Keron Sewnarine (43 not out), Dodson (29) and Melroy Stephenson (26). Spinner Javed Rasheed took 3-34.
Meanwhile, GCC got the better of arch-rivals Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) in a low-scoring affair. DCC, after being sent in, were dismissed for a paltry 121 in 27. 2 overs after being 101 – 2 at one point of their innings. Nkosie Beaton (40) and Alphius Bookie (32) received starts but failed to carry on.
Devon Lord (4-9) and off-spinner Chetram Persaud (3-33) did the damage for GCC who then reached 121 – 4 with Marlon Persaud top scoring with 38 which included four fours and two maximums.
The final match saw TSC upstaging a strong Police unit by four wickets. Police, after winning the toss managed 205 before being dismissed in the 39th over. Andrew Lyght Jr., was in fine form, smashing 61 while national under – 19 opener Alex Algoo made 37. Rafael Singh (3-39), Shaun Massiah (3-45) and Kevin Ross 2-34 led TSC’s bowling effort.
An unbeaten 49 from Charwayne McPherson then completed the victory as TSC reached 208-6 in 36.2 overs. McPherson got support from Ryan Hemraj (48), and Akeem Redman (24) in the four-wicket win as off-spinner Kelvin Leitch took 2-35.
UG overcome Everest CC by four wickets
University of Guyana defeated Everest Cricket Club by four wickets when action in the Georgetown Cricket Association New Building Society Ltd second division 40-over tournament continued on Saturday.
Batting first, Everest CC scored 162 all out in 36 overs at Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary. Saheed Mohamed scored 40, while Ronaldo Renee made 33 and Kevin Paul 31. Linden Austin snared 3-24 and Dwayne Dodson 3-45.
UG responded with 164-6 in 29.5 overs. Keron Sewnarine struck 43 not out, while Dodson got 29 and Melroy Stephenson 26; Rasheed captured 3-34.
Article adapted from: https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2017/10/23/ug-overcome-everest-cc-by-four-wickets/
UG, GCC record wins
The University of Guyana (UG) and the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), yesterday recorded wins in the latest round of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods, second-division 40 – overs competition.
UG completed a comprehensive seven-wicket win over the Guyana Defence Force (GCF) at Camp Ayanganna. After winning the toss, GDF decided to bat and were dismissed for a paltry 155 in 39.1 overs with off-spinner Dwayne Dodson picking up 4 -13.
The academics then cantered to 160 – 3 in 25 overs with Mahendra Persaud stroking an unbeaten 55 while Omesh Danram managed 49 to complete the victory.
Meanwhile, GCC brushed aside the Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) at GCC on the back of a strong all-round performance from Joshua Wade.
GCC, after winning the toss, invited MSC to take the first strike in 25 overs reduced game which saw MSC being bundled out for 93 in the 24th over.
Carlos LaRose top scored with a 31 from 33 deliveries which included two maximums and a boundary while Jeremiah Scott managed 21 as Wade pickup 3 -2 from five overs.
GCC in reply cantered to 94 – 2 with Wade returning to smash 42 form 22 deliveries to hand his side an emphatic eight-wicket victory.
Article adapted from: https://www.stabroeknews.com/2017/sports/10/15/ug-gcc-record-wins/
Noblehouse Seafoods 2nd Div. 2-day. University of Guyana and Malteenoes play to a draw
The 2017 season of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/Noblehouse Seafoods, 2nd Division 2-day tournament continued last weekend at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) with a satisfying encounter between University of Guyana (UG) and Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC). UG salvaged 1st innings points in the match that was drawn. On the opening day, MSC won the toss and forced UG to bat. In response, the students amassed a total of 128 runs all out from 34.3 overs. None of their batters reached 30 runs with the main contributors being Devon George 26, Dennis Heywood 21, Keron Sewnarine 21 and Melroy Stephenson 19.
Bowling for Malteenoes, Carlyle Collins 4-32 and Marcus Watkins 3-30 were the architects of UG’s short innings. Ug’s Ray Newton 3-24, Dennis Heywood 3-26 and Linden Austin 2-26, ensured that Malteenoes fell short by 26 runs at 102 all out in 38.4 overs in their first innings reply. Shaquille Moseley stood up with 31runs along with Carlos LaRose (31) and Teun Hicks added 18 runs. During the second day’s play, in a feign attempt to get a result in the match, UG reached 85/5 after 29 overs and declared. Their top scorers were Devon George (21), Dennis Heywood (16*) and Melroy Stephenson (14).
GDF’s Marcus Watkins completed a five-wicket haul after grabbing 2-32 during UG’s second innings, while Shaquille Moseley stole two wickets with figures of 2-24. MSC were then set an improbable 112 from 7 overs for victory. They eventually reached 64-2 after the overs expired with Watkins smashing an unbeaten 43* to follow up his match five-for while Carlos LaRose compiled 17runs. UG gained 1st innings points in the drawn match.
UG secures first innings honours over GNIC
The University of Guyana took first innings honours over GNIC in the latest round of the GISE, Star Party Rental & Trophy Stall 1st Division 2-day competition over the weekend which was played at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground.
GNIC after losing the toss was inserted on the rain affect day and compiled 156 for nine before declaring their innings closed.
Ranole Bourne was the centerpiece of the innings after stroking 84 in GNIC’s batting effort as former national youth players; off spinner Linden Austin and Michael Shalim grabbed four wickets apiece for the students who ended day one 18 – 1.
UG, however, manage to cruise past their first innings total on day two by posting 240 all out from 52 overs. Opener Nicholas Carryl scored 44 while Shalim retuned to also record 44 as UG gained a lead of 84.
GNIC in their second innings reached 100 for3 when play was called as Vidal Crandon was unbeaten on 63.
UG thumps GDF by an innings and 159 runs
University of Guyana defeated Guyana Defence Force by an innings and 159 runs when the Georgetown Cricket Association/GISE/Star Party Rentals/Trophy Stall first division two-day tournament continued last weekend. UG took first strike and posted 359 all out at GDF ground. Omesh Danram struck 114, while Keron Sewnarine made 51; Damion Waldron bagged seven wickets. GDF were sent packing for 81 in reply. Dennis Heywood grabbed 5-14, Danram 3-6 and Suresh Dhanai 2-17. Batting a second time GDF were bowled out for 112 with Waldron scoring 61. Dhanai and Heywood claimed three wickets each.
At Malteenoes SC, rain stopped play between GNIC SC and Transport SC. Batting first TSC rattled up 330 all out. Charwayne McPherson slammed 81; Suresh Budhoo made 67, Refael Singh 42, Stephen Alves 37, Joel Spooner 29 and Akeem Redmon 22; Dwayne Dick and Ronale Bourne snared four wickets each. In reply, GNIC SC were 183-1 at stumps on the first day. Veeland Crandon made 63 and Marc Nicholson 93 not out. Rain prevented any play on Sunday.
Previously, Transport SC beat GDF by 173 runs. TSC took first strike and scored 217. Joel Spooner made 37 not out, Devaugh Nandan got 37, Steven Alves 27 and Rafael Singh 23. Randy Lindore picked up 3-14, Damian Waldron 3-27 and J. Chisolm 3-57. GDF were bowled out for 74 in reply. Waldron and Damien Whitney made 19 and 15 each as Spooner grabbed 5-8, Kevin Ross 2-17 and Franchot Duncan 2-28. TSC were sent packing for 90 in reply. Mark Ramsammy made 26 and Spooner 13 not out. Lindore captured 4-22, Andre Mc Farley 2-2 and D. Rajmangal 2-19. Set 234 to win, GDF were bowled out for 60 with Waldron scoring 33; Kevin Ross bagged 8-14 from 10.5 overs of which six were maidens.
Article adapted from: https://www.kaieteurnewsonline.com/2017/09/19/ug-thump-gdf-by-an-innings-and-159-runs/
George's maiden ton hands UG opening day advantage
The Gandhi Youth Organization ended day one of the Star Party Rental/Trophy Stall GCA first-division, two-day competition on 133 for six, still trailing the University of Guyana by 139 runs at Malteenoes Cricket Club ground, yesterday.
UG had earlier won the toss and elected to bat allowing middle order batsman Devon George to stroke his maiden first-division century, an even 100, inclusive of six maximums and eight fours to hand UG the edge on day one.
George featured in two significant partnerships, putting on 69 for the second wicket with Melroy Stephenson (38) and 84 for the fourth wicket with Darnell Douglas (40) to ensure UG recorded a competitive total.
Suresh Dhanai (22), Ray Newton (26) and an unbeaten 20 from Dennis Heywood ensured meaningful contribution as Trevon France grabbed 6-89 in GYO’s bowling effort.
GYO, at the close were precariously placed on 133 for 6 with France unbeaten on 32 and Leon Griffith on 16 being the other not – out batsman. Mavildra Dindyal made 36 and Divesh Ramjattan a fighting 22 as off – spinner Dwayne Dodson took 2-34 while Omesh Danram has 2-20.
- The University of Guyana