Guyana retain New York Red Stripe cricket title
November 30, 2003
NEW YORK, USA (CMC) - Guyana defeated the Windward Islands by three wickets to retain the New York Guinness/Red Stripe cricket title for a record fourth consecutive year at the 85th Street ground in Brooklyn last Saturday.
On a placid matting strip, the Windward Islands were dismissed for 242 in 49.3 overs with off-spinner Gavin Nedd, who was adjudged MVP (Most Valuable Player), bagging six for 41 in his allotted 10 overs.
In reply, Guyana made 243 for seven, with Marlon Kallicharran getting the top score of 69 that included nine fours.
Kallicharran featured in a 91-run second-wicket stand with Guyana's national batsman Lennox Cush (39) while other useful contributions came from captain Zamin Amin (37) and William Whyte (31).
Earlier, Nedd captured the vital wickets of Windward Islands cricketers Kester Sylvester (30), national captain Rawl Lewis (58) and all-rounder Vernon Dumas (0).
He also accounted for opening batsman David Williams (42), Gregory Anthony (14) and Curtis John Baptiste (29).
Dumas finished with the best Windwards' figures of three for 51 runs.