George’s maiden ton hands UG opening day advantage
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.