Gorg leads NY Tri State U-15s to a win in the D / N game at DCC
By Sean Devers
A penetrating period of fast bowling by Arya Gorg and a 51 run stand between Shwethan Saharsh and Utkarsh Srivastava powered New York Tri State U-15s to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Denbighshire County under lights on Saturday night in their fifth game ahead of their Guyana tour.
CDC’s under-15 team batted first in a game reduced to a 35-over match and despite a clever 44 off 98 balls from Romeo Deonarine the home team slipped from a very good position of 89-2 to be restricted to 112-5 when it came their 35 overs ended as Gorg, in a Man-of-the-Match performance, grabbed three wickets for 27 runs.
The Americans, led by Saharsh, made 36 of 66 balls and found the small boundary at the Queenstown location three times, 113-3 with 39 deliveries to spare.
Saharsh, who fell with tied scores, split in partnerships of 41 for the second wicket with Tanish Dongre (23) and 51 with Srivastava, who finished unbeaten at 20.
CDC, which produced West Indies Test players such as Maurice Fernandes (first West Indies captain to win a Test match), Lance Gibbs, Clive Lloyd, Roy Fredericks, Roger Harper and Travis Dowlin, chose to bat in the Day / Night battle.
DCC lost Keshawn Silas (2) when it was moved by Pacer Ali Virk, left arm at 16-1.
Junior Jaydon Dowlin, son of West Indies Women selector Travis Dowlin, joined the Deonarine set and played the supporting role before being run out for 16 at 66-2.
Jonathan Van Lange, who has represented Guyana at the Junior level in Cricket and Table Tennis, joined Deonarine who continued to look methodically at the crease and together they put DCC in a comfortable position at 89-2.
But once Gorg pulled Deonarine and Van Lange within nine runs and dismissed Romel Singh (3) at 108-5, DCC could only reach 112.
When the US lads started to answer they lost the Nikhil Mudaliar (2) when he was pulled by Lamar Seecharran at 20-1 before Dongre and Saharsh saw the 50 posted before Dongre was run out at 61- 2.
Saharsh and Srivastava both looked solid but with a partnership just after 50 and with the scores tied, Saharsh fell to Dowlin.
But Srivastava and Anirudh Bolisetty’s fast bowling saw the tourists to their second victory.
This trip, conducted by the EAS, has been hit hard by the inclement weather and after two consecutive games were washed out in the City the visitors traveled to Berbice where they lost to Albion.
There was no result against GCC at MYO after Rivaldo Phillips scored a century before beating a combined GT line up at Everest and losing to Transport Sports Club in Bourda.
The game against MYO set for the MYO grounds yesterday was washed out and will now be played today (Easter Monday) at the same location.