Ge­orge’s maiden ton hands UG open­ing day ad­van­tage

Stabroek News Sunday - - SUNDAY SPORT -

The Gandhi Youth Or­ga­ni­za­tion ended day one of the Star Party Rental/Tro­phy Stall GCA first-divi­sion, two-day com­pe­ti­tion on 133 for six, still trail­ing the Uni­ver­sity of Guyana by 139 runs at Mal­tee­noes Cricket Club ground, yes­ter­day.

UG had ear­lier won the toss and elected to bat al­low­ing mid­dle or­der bats­man Devon Ge­orge to stroke his maiden first­di­vi­sion cen­tury, an even 100, in­clu­sive of six max­i­mums and eight fours to hand UG the edge on day one.

Ge­orge fea­tured in two sig­nif­i­cant part­ner­ships, put­ting on 69 for the sec­ond wicket with Mel­roy Stephen­son (38) and 84 for the fourth wicket with Dar­nell Dou­glas (40) to en­sure UG recorded a com­pet­i­tive to­tal.

Suresh Dhanai (22), Ray New­ton (26) and an un­beaten 20 from Den­nis Hey­wood en­sured mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion as Trevon France grabbed 6-89 in GYO’s bowl­ing ef­fort.

GYO, at the close were pre­car­i­ously placed on 133 for 6 with France un­beaten on 32 and Leon Grif­fith on 16 be­ing the other not – out bats­man. Mav­il­dra Dindyal made 36 and Divesh Ram­jat­tan a fight­ing 22 as off – spin­ner Dwayne Dod­son took 2-34 while Omesh Dan­ram has 2-20.

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