GCA’s Carib Beer t20 cricket …Police arrest TSC & GYO beat GDF
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - In sweltering heat at the Police Sports Club ground Eve Leary yesterday the home team arrested Transport Sports Club (TSC) and GYO beat GDF as the Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) Carib Beer t20 first division cricket continued with two matches.
In the first match which commenced at 10:00hrs, the Cops won the toss and elected to bat on a slow track and lightening fast outfield and reached 196-7 when their allotted 20 overs expired.
Rawle Browne, the brother of Guyana First-Class players Barrington and Robin Browne, stroked five fours and a nonchalant straight six in an explosive 22-ball 41 and got good support from Vishaul Jaigobin who hammered two fours and a six in 31 and Parnell London who contributed 21.
Former National under-19 fast bowler Seon Daniels then destroyed off-spinner Kevin Ross, who has operated for years with a suspect action; hitting the diminutive spinner for two sixes and two fours in the final over to finish unbeaten on quick-fire 24 from seven balls. Ross’s four overs cost 42, while 13-year-old schoolboy off-spinner Joel Spooner showed lots of potential with his flight although his three overs went for 27 runs.
The pick of the bowlers for TSC were skipper Shawn Messiah who picked up 3-25 and Devaughn Nandan had 2-24.
The hand-cuffs were never taken off the TSC team, who were quickly 1-1 when Demerara left-arm pacer Randy Knights scattered the stumps of Charwayne McPherson in the first over before he had scored.
Knights soon removed Sunil Singh (7) at 10-2, while National selectee Trevor Benn who was transferred to interior, trapped Steven Alves for a duck a run later and ran the length of the ground in his usual high-energy celebrations.
Knights struck again as the TSC batsmen were never allowed to escape and stumbled to 46-6 with Daniels getting rid of Ryan Hemraj (14), Keon Morris (0) and Azim Azeez (11). Morris and Azeez were sent packing off successive balls before TSC, aided by the pint size Spooner who faced 3.4 overs for 5, and Ross, survived to the end with TSC on 70-9 from 20 overs.
Knights (4-13), Daniels (3-14) and Benn (1-14) bowled impressively for the Lawmen.
In the other game played yesterday, GYO won the toss and watched by a small but raucous crowd, opted to bat on the same track which accommodated the opening match.
Chris Deonarine was in a no-nonsense mood and climbed into off-spinner Paul Castello and dumped him for consecutive sixes in the first over before the left-hander swiveled and authoritatively hooked pacer Jerry Harris for six.
Deonarine (20) seemed unfortunate to be given out LBW at 24-1 to Harris’ brother Steven Harris, who also had former West Indies under-19 left-hander Kwame Cross caught at square leg, hooking, a run later, for a duck.
Skipper Surendra Herilall majestically drove fast bowler Andre McFarlane, who is built like a heavy weight boxer, down the ground and caressed him through square cover when he over-pitched.
Herilall made 31, Abdol Raheem 45 and Garfield DeRouche 30 as Steven Harris captured 4-20 and Kenwell DeJonge supported with 3-28.