University of Guyana (UG) completely outplayed host Muslim Youth Organization (M.Y.O) as action continued in the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/ New Building Society (NBS) sponsored 40 Overs second division competition over the weekend.
In a game reduced to 31 overs per side due to an unprepared wicket, UG won the toss and decided to take first use of the wicket. They were off to a terrific start led by former Guyana u-15 batsman Leon Williams, who stroked his third GCA hundred 105 (16×4) and wicketkeeper batsman and Captain Melroy Stephenson who scored 48 (4×4 1×6).
The right and left hand combination of Williams and Stephenson forged a 136 run opening partnership to lay a platform for the students.
All-rounder Ray Newton blazed a cameo 32 (4×4 2×6) and Michael Shalim contributed a handy 24 not out (2×4 1×6) as UG closed on an above par 233-5.
MYO began their innings in disastrous fashion and found themselves precariously placed at 32-5 due to the hostile bowling by Pacer Newton and the wily off-spin of Dennis Heywood.
In the end they were all out for 87 from 15.1 overs. Heywood finished with 4-24 from seven overs while Newton had 3-22 off five overs and Akeem Blackman finished with 2-13 from three overs. Extras contributed a whopping 27. Fadil Hack (14) and Imran Ally (10) were the only batsmen to reach double figures as UG won by a monumental 146 runs.
The win closed UG campaign for this year’s edition of the tournament on a good note. However, they will not advance after losing three games, winning three. They defeated Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC), MYO and Ace Warriors while they went down to Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC), Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Guyana National Industrial Corporation (GNIC). Their game with Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) was washed out.