DCC 'A' make it three in a row
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA - Defending champions Demerara Cricket Club ‘A’, under the astute captaincy of Clevon McEwan, chalked up a hattrick of victories in the ongoing Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)-organised Brainstreet-sponsored Under-15 cricket tournament.
Having defeated their ‘B’ team and Gandhi Youth Organisation on the first two days of action, DCC ‘A’ made light work of Transport Sports Club (TSC) in their third round encounter on their home ground yesterday, while the ‘B’ team humiliated Georgetown Ladies at the Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO) ground.
At Queenstown yesterday, the home team and double defending champions, won the toss and asked their guests to take first strike, following which they were bowled out for 70 from 21.5 overs, thanks to Sagar Hetheramani’s 6 for 16 and Timothy McCalmont’s 2 for 16.
Only Akeel Miles who struck three fours in his 19 and Nicolas Wells’ unbeaten 10 offered resistance to Hetheramani’s bowling for the home team, who saw 13-year-old Raymond Perez, a former Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) opener, hitting an unbeaten 33 (3x4) in their 71 for 1 off 12.4 overs.
Perez got support from Alphius Bookie 18* (2x4) which went along with skipper Clevon McEwan’s 11 that ensured their team grabbed maximum points against a hapless-looking TSC lineup, for whom the pintsized Joel Spooner got the lone wicket to fall for 19 runs.
On Sunday at the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) ground, Perez stroke an unbeaten 46 which was decorated with six fours to enable DCC ‘A’ to defeat GYO by eight wickets, after the home team were bowled out fort 91 in 29 overs, to which DCC ‘A’ replied with 94 for 2.
At the MYO ground yesterday, the G’town Females whose lineup included female West Indies wicketkeeper/batter June Ogle Thomas, were held to 98 for 7 by DCC ‘B’, with Extras topscoring with 30, - inclusive of 25 wides - while Akaze Thompson made an unbeaten 24 (1x6, 1x4), Ogle Thomas 22 (3x4) and Onika Wallerson 17.
Marvin Carter and Darion Dickson took two wickets each for 29 and 56 runs respectively for DCC ‘B’, who in reply reached 99 for 6, with Shane Grant 19, Osafa Greene 14 and Carter 13 leading their batting against Thompson and Joann Van Sertima who took two wickets each for 17 and 21 runs respectively.