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.
Edwards expects South American Youth Games team to do well
Hector Edwards, Secretary General of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) said last night that he expected the Guyana team to this year’s South American Youth Games in Chile to do well.
The games will run from September 27 – October 8 and the Guyana contingent is expected to leave Tuesday.
Speaking to Stabroek Sports, the former national cyclist, now University of Guyana lecturer, said that he has high hopes from the disciplines of boxing and athletics.
In addition to the above two disciplines, Guyana will also compete in badminton, basketball (3x) and table tennis.
“I think athletics and boxing might be the hallmark sports,” Edwards declared.
“Boxing stands a good chance while our young athletes have been doing pretty well at the Carifta Games and World Youth Championships,” he said adding.… our table tennis players might stand a chance as well.
This is the second time that Guyana will be represented at the South American Youth Games. They also participated at the inaugural event in Lima, Peru in 2013 where they won one gold, one silver and seven bronze medals from a 30-member delegation.
Another athlete whom Edwards said he expects to do well is boxer Keevin Allicock.
Meanwhile president of the Guyana Badminton Association, Gokarn Ramdhani, in an invited comment said of his two-member team….“we stand a good chance.”
Ramdhani was referring to the prospects of the two players in Priyanna Ramdhani and Tyrese Jeffrey.
Badminton, Ramdhani recalled, won two medals at the 2013 games with Ambika Ramraj winning a bronze medal in the mixed doubles while top player Narayan Ramdhani, who is world-ranked player, won a bronze in the individual singles.
According to Ramdhani, the players to watch will be players from Peru and Brazil.
“We are hoping to medal,” he said adding that he does not know whether the draws will be done using the seeding or the world ranking system. Should the world ranking system be used, Priyanna Ramdhani stands to benefit since she is ranked 215 in the world, said the GBA president. GOA vice-president Godfrey Munroe is the Chef-de-Mission while Director of Sport, Christopher Jones, is expected to attend the games in place of GOA president K.A Juman Yassin. The other officials are Wanda Richmond, athletics, Junior Hercules, basketball, Terrence Poole – boxing and Idi Lewis – table tennis.
The team members are: Kenisha Phillips, Analisa Barclay, Deshanna Skeete and Jermaine King – athletics, Keevin Alliock and Christopher Moore- boxing, Shamar France, Akeem Crandon, Isaiah Hintzen and Nigel Bowen- basketball and Miguel Wong and Nicholas Romain – table tennis.
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.
UG athletes dominate National Schools Relay Festival
The nation’s highest learning institution, University of Guyana (UG) along with West Demerara Secondary and Christianburg/Wismar Multilateral School recorded some standout performances when the Ministry of Education (MoE) staged the second annual National Schools Relay Festival at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora yesterday.
The student athletes of UG unsurprisingly dominated the tertiary segment of the event with their speedy footwork and their faultless baton passing. A quartet of sprinters from West Demerara romped home to victory in the girls 4x100m U-14 event which was anchored by the fleet footed Binka Joseph.
Jennis Benjamin ran an impressive anchor leg for Christianburg/Wismar for his team to take the top podium spot in the Boys U-18 4x100m event. Up to press time, the official results were still to be released. A full report will be published in a subsequent article.
- The University of Guyana