The Guyana Cricket Board/Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society/Ministry of Education/National Secondary School Cricket League (GCB/DMLAS/MOE/NSSCL) continued this week with action in both the Inter-School and Combine School phases.
At the Albion Community Centre Ground, Lower Corentyne Secondary had home advantage to last year’s National Inter-School champions, Chase Academy. However, Chase Academy seemed somewhat unprepared for the challenge, when Lower Corentyne having won the toss, invited Chase Academy to bat first.
Chase Academy appeared mesmerised by the Berbice pitch and ground conditions, as well as their penetrative bowling, and apart from Dwayne Dick’s 32 and Garrick Persaud’s 27, they struggled to make any great impact with the bat, eventually ending on 107-8 from their allotted 30 overs.
Bowling for Lower Corentyne, Kevlon Anderson grabbed 2-11 from six overs of off-spin, while Vijay Gopilal took 2-26.
In reply, Lower Corentyne reached their victory target of 108 for the loss of just four wickets, with Anderson returning to blaze 61 from 76 balls, and Junior Sinclair contributing 33.
The Lower Corentyne lads have now earned the right to do battle with West Demerara Secondary School in the GCB/DMLAS/MOE/NSSCL Inter-School Final on March 24 at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda, from 11:00h.
Over at the Tuschen ground, Bartica-Wakenaam Combined batted first, but could only muster 113 all out in 27.5 overs of their allotted 50 overs. Bowling East Bank Essequibo-Leguan, Azim Mohammed grabbed 4-24 off seven overs, and Chandrashakar Narine 3-10 from four overs.
In reply, East Bank Essequibo-Leguan Combined reached their target in 23.1 overs, ending on 116-6. Batting for East Bank Essequibo-Leguan, Sukhdade Singh made 23 and Malcolm Caesar 22.