TSC shocking GNIC to lift Brainstreet Under-15 Cup
Guyana Chronicle article.
Georgetown, Guyana - Colin Barlow was named Man- of- the- Match, yesterday, as his team Transport Sports Club (TSC) shocked the highly favoured and unbeaten Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC) lineup with a five wicket victory at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground, to lift the Georgetown Cricket.
Association/BrainStreet Under-15 Cup.Asked to bat first, GNIC, whose skipper Joshua Persaud was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP), posted 176 all out off 43 overs, with Persaud topscoring with 36 (2×4), while Paul Thomas (34, 5×4), Christopher Campbell 25 (2×4) and Haifa Walters 21 offered support.
Joel Spooner took 3 for 19 and got support from Anthony Antonio and Mark Baptiste who took 2 for 25 along with Barlow’s 2 for 30 for TSC, who at lunch were 25 without loss off nine overs, with Antonio hitting three fours in his 18.
After the break, GNIC progressed to 136 for 5 in the 43rd over, losing amongst the lot, Antonio for 24 (3×4) and Barlow whose 35 was decorated with two fours, before Mark Baptiste who stroked an unbeaten 27 and Spooner took them home.
The duo added 41 for their unbroken sixth wicket partnership from 6.4 overs, as TSC finished on 177 for 5 from 49.4 overs, winning with two balls to spare to take home the $50,000 cheque, trophy and 15 medallions, even as Dwayne Dick took 3 for 22 for GNIC who received $35,000, a trophy and 15 medallions.
As it relates to the incentives that were distributed at the presentation ceremony for the exemplary performances in the League phase of the competition, Dick (best Bowling 5-12), Persaud (Highest Score 142 and Most Runs 414, 2×100), Stece Norville (Most Wickets 21) and Paul Thomas (Most Catches 9), all received trophies.
For the Cup Final, Thomas got a trophy for Highest Score (37), even as Spooner and Barlow were also rewarded for Best Bowling and Fielding performances respectively.