GCA/CARIB BEER T20….Police arrest TSC, as (GYO) defeats (GDF)


DESPITE a late order resistance from 13 year old Joel Spooner, Police Sports Club (PSC) easily arrested Transport Sports Club (TSC) by 126 runs yesterday morning in their Georgetown Cricket Association organised Ansa McAl’s Carib Beer first division T20 competition, at the PSC ground, Eve Leary.carib-logoAlso in winners row on the same day and at the same venue was Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) who defeated Guyana Defence Force (GDF) by 49 runs in the second contest of the day, thanks to a solid all round performance from Abdul Rahim.
In the first match, PSC won the toss and chose to bat first to which they scored 196 for 7 from their 20 overs, thanks to Rawle Browne’s 41 (5×4, 1×6), 31 from Vishal Jaigobin, an unbeaten 24 from Seon Daniels and a usual robust 21 from Pernell London.
London and Browne added 59 for the fourth wicket, after PSC, who on the previous afternoon said goodbye to Commissioner of Police Leroy Brumell through retirement, lost the services of Norwayne Fredericks (05), Troy Benn 12 (3×4) and Dhanpaul 17, to be 44 for 3.
Browne faced 22 deliveries for his 41, while Jaigobin struck three fours and a six from the 28 balls he faced and Daniels two fours and the same number of sixes from the six deliveries he faced, as Shaun Massiah took 3 for 24 and Devaughn Nandan 2 for 24 for TSC.
In their reply, the Thomas Lands based TSC were shakily placed on 22 for 4, as Randolph Knights (3 for 12) and Trevor Benn (1 for 14) ran through their top order, with Knights rattling the stumps of dangerman Charwayne McPherson (00) with the third delivery of the first over.
The lawmen took wickets at regular intervals, as Daniels (3 for 14) offered amicable support to the opening bowlers at the top of TSC’s innings, while Fredericks introduced spin in the form of Kelvin Leitch in the 16th over at 61 for 8.
The lanky spinner struck with his second ball, sending back Massiah for 14 (2×4) at which point the pint sized Spooner strolled to the wicket and joined the veteran Kevin Ross to defy PSC from bowling his team out, batting 3.4 overs while adding 9 runs to their team’s total.
TSC reached 70 for 9 when their overs expired, with both Spooner and Ross unbeaten on 5, much to the delight of their teammates, with Spooner being applauded for his heroic efforts against Trevor Benn in the penultimate over, while he sternly defended the final over that was bowled by Leitch.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first in the second fixture, GYO scored an imposing 186 for 9 from their 20 overs, with Rahim hitting six fours and one six in the top score of 45, while Surendra Heeralall, with whom Rahim added 65 for the third wicket following the early loss of Chris Deonarine 20 (3×6) and Kwame Crosse (00), offered support with his 31 (4×4, 1×6).
Garfield DeRouche 30 (3×4, 1×6) and wicketkeeper/batsman Trenton Liverpool 17 were also amongst the runs for GYO.
Steven Harris took 4 for 20 and Kenswell DeJonge 3 for 28 for GDF, who struggled against the bowling of Rahim (3 for 7) and Richard Hoyte (2 for 24) and were limited to 137 for 9 from their 20 overs, with only Marcus Watkins 44 (5×4, 1×6) and Randy Lindore 23 (3×4) offering much resistance.
By Calvin Roberts