GNIC thrash Diplomats for first win in NBS cricket tourney
GNIC yesterday notched up their first win in this year’s New Building Society (NBS) second division forty overs tournament after completing a five-wicket win over Diplomats at the Gandhi Youth Organization (GYO) Ground.
Diplomats, after winning the toss and electing to bat, were shut out for 106 inside 19 overs with Ryan Shun grabbing three for 15 from 4.4 overs to leave GNIC in a good position. Imlach lone new face in Jaguars
The right-arm off- squad spinner received support from Jeremiah Benjamin (2-20) and Claremont Dewsbury (2-15).
GNIC, in response, romped to 107 for five in 14 overs with David Dick hammering three sixes in a knock of 44, to lead his side to victory while handing Diplomats their fourth loss of the tournament. Dick’s exploits were supported by Shawn De Souza (20).
Wicket takers for Diplomats were Sean Hughes (2-40) and Michael Mc Calmont (2-34). Former West Indies Under-19 wicket-keeper batsman Tevin Imlach is the lone newcomer in the Guyana Jaguars’ squad for the first round of the 2018/19 Regional fourday championship, which was announced by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) yesterday.
The squad will see the return of opening batsman Trevon Griffith and all-rounder Christopher Barnwell for the four-time defending champions’ clash against the Windward Islands Volcanoes in St Lucia. That contest bowls off from December 6.
The balance of the unit is relatively even with skipper Leon Johnson and his deputy Vishaul Singh, the ones expected to do the bulk of the scoring.
The bowling department on the other hand, which has had a lot of recent four-day success, will be led by spin duo Veerasammy Permaul and Gudakesh Motie while speedsters Romario Shepherd and Keon Joseph will be expected to share the new ball.
The squad reads: Leon Johnson (captain), Vishaul Singh (vice-captain), Trevon Griffith, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Anthony Bramble, Veerasammy Permaul, Gudakesh Motie, Akshaya Persaud, Christopher Barnwell, Clinton Pestano, Romario Shepherd, Keon Joseph and Tevin Imlach