GCA/BRAINSTREET U-15 DCC too good for GNIC
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - For the fourth successive year, the Queenstown based/Gavin Nedd coached Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) proved to be too good for their opponents at the Under-15 level, when they carted off the League and Cup categories of this year’s Georgetown Cricket Association organized BrainStreet sponsored Under-15 competition last Saturday.
This time around, the defending champions disposed of Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) team with ease at the Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) ground, thanks to the bowling of Sagar Hetheramani, Ronnell Brandis and Ashmead Nedd, coupled with the batting of Raymond Perez.
Asked to bat first, GNIC were bowled out for 81 which was scored off 33 overs, with Stephon Campbell 18, Tavin Singh 13 and Andrew Clifford 10 being their leading batsmen against the bowling of Hetheramani who took 3 for 9 and received worthy support from Brandis and Nedd who snared two scalps each, for 7 and 12 runs respectively.
In reply, DCC reached 83 for 6 from 30 overs, with Perez who was later named Man of the Match, topscoring with 32 along with Nedd and Alpino Bookie who were unbeaten on 12 and 9 respectively, when DCC achieved victory.
Clifford returned with the ball to take 2 for 20, while Bhaskar Yadram also took 2 for 25 in a losing cause for GNIC, who were forced to settle for the $35,000 second place cheque, and trophy which came along with it, while DCC took home $50,000 and a trophy for their win.
Perez also got a trophy as his Man of the Match spoils, while medallions were issued to both finalists, the match referee, book scorer, umpires and the groundsman for the venue.
Transport Sports Club’s Colin Barlow who took 6 for 10 during the League stage of the competition, received a trophy for his efforts, while Perez and his teammate Timothy McAlmont and Joel Spooner also got trophies for Most Runs, Highest Score and Most Wickets respectively in the League.
Yadram was named the Most Valuable Player of the League, for his 146 runs and 13 wickets, while DCC took home $50,000 a trophy and 15 medallions for winning the league and GYO the runner-up prize of $35,000, a trophy and 15 medallions.
For the Cup phase of the competition, Perez, Hetheramani and Fadil Halk received trophies for Batsman with the Highest Score, Best Bowling Performance and Best Fielder respectively, while GCA president Roger Harper showered praise on the victors.