Chase Academy, Christ Church into North Georgetown Zone final
Defending champions Chase Academy and Christ Church Secondary set up a final showdown after both teams recorded comfortable victories in the North Georgetown Zone semi-finals of the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL).
At DCC, defending champions Chase Academy rattled up 233-8 in 30 overs against St John’s College. National Under-17 all-rounder Ashmead Nedd smashed a belligerent 96. He struck 11 fours and four thunderous sixes during his innings.
National Under-15 captain and opener Sachin Singh made 39 and Garrick Persaud chipped in with 36 to give the Chase Academy team a huge total. Bowling for St John’s, Shemar Bookie was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-9 amid the carnage. Yohancy Angoy took 2-24.
The St John’s boys showed little fight when it was their turn to bat, folding for just 38 runs. Dwain Dick had 3-3 and Tyrese Trescot took 2-9 bowling for Chase Academy.
At GCC, Christ Church registered an easy eight-wicket victory over School of the Nation. Batting first, School of the Nation were dismissed for 95 with Christopher Baljit making 31. Renaldo Mohamed had 3-22 and Aaron Beharry took 3-25 bowling for Christ Church.
In reply, skipper Alphius Bookie made 45 not out laced with six sweetly timed boundaries as he led his team to their winning target. Mark Ramsammy took the only two wickets to fall.
Over at Zeeburg, Uitvlugt Secondary squeezed past Leonora Secondary by two wickets. Leonora Secondary made 107 all out in 20.2 overs. Kevin Christian top scored with 31. Salman Khan and Reaz Khan had figures of 3-10 and 2-29 respectively.
Uitvulgt then limped to 108-8 in 20.4 overs. Lalchan Seeram led the run chase with 38, while Reaz Khan supported with 36. Kevin Christian had 4-23 bowling for Leonora.
On Friday October 28, Diamond Secondary will play Friendship Secondary in the East Bank Demerara Zone final at Everest from 10:00h and GCC will host the East Georgetown Zone semi-final between Mae’s Secondary from noon.
Photo caption: Alphius Bookie in full flow for Christ Church