GCA/Hadi’s World City Mall 1st division 2-day …Naughton, David guide MSC to first innings honours

Kaieteur News article.

Georgetown, Guyana - Kefa Naughton and Hakeem David featured in a fifth wicket stand of 156 as Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) grabbed first innings points from Transport Sports Club (TSC) when the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)\Hadi’s World Inc City Mall first division 2-day tournament resumed yesterday with one match.

In reply to TSC total of 163, host MSC were 208-3 at stumps on the first day enjoying a lead of 45 with David not out on 58 and Adrian Smith on 01.

Naughton and David came together after the home team lost a few early wickets and frustrated TSC with level headed batting. Naughton stroked eleven fours and four sixes before he was dismissed for a well played 93, while David has so far hit four fours. Keon Morris, Shawn Massiah and Kevin Ross have so far one wicket each.

Hakeem David (left) and Kefa Naughton

Earlier, TSC were bowled out for 163 in 42.3 overs after they decided to bat. After losing their first wicket at 26, Charwayne McPherson and Joshua Ram put together 53 for the second wicket before McPherson went for 27 (5×4). Ram then added a further 48 for the third with Ryan Hemraj, but off spinner Shaquille Williams got the breakthrough when he removed Hemraj (06), Steven Alves (07) followed shortly, before Ram and Massiah added 38 for the fifth wicket.

Ram was dismissed for a top score 40 (7×4), while Massiah made 20 (2×4). Apart from Sunil Singh with (16), the rest of the batting failed to fire and TSC were sent packing in 42.3 overs. Williams was the pick of the bowlers with 4-34, while Samuel Tixey claimed 2-16. Today is the final day.

First Published By Kaieteur News.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 05:43