Charlestown Secondary boys win NSSCL South Zone
Defending South Georgetown zone champions Charlestown Secondary crushed Lodge Secondary to lift the trophy for the second consecutive year on Thursday when the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) continued.
Playing at the historic Bourda ground, Charlestown won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Lodge batsmen struggled to 63 all out off 23.2 overs on a good batting pitch as only Akeem Williams got to double figures scoring 14.
Raymond Bandhu’s impressive 5-12 was the main reason the Lodge batsmen struggled as he destroyed any hopes Lodge had of posting a challenging target. Jamal Michael also impressed with the ball claiming 3-10.
In reply, Charlestown made light work of their target as the two openers, Jamal Michael and Negusa Walters raced to 64 in 11.2 overs. Michael struck a 39-ball 36 (4x4s), while Walters faced 16 balls for his unbeaten 12.
Meanwhile, at Enterprise, Cummings Lodge registered an easy victory over Institute of Professional Education (IPE). Batting first Cummings Lodge racked up 162-7 in 20 overs with Andrew Samaroo smashing 48 and Keshore Seepersaud scoring 41. Bowling for IPE, Ricardo Yorewood claimed 3-16 and Bradley Dundas took 3-24.
IPE in response couldn’t even get to three figures as they were dismissed for 94. Ricardo Yorewood showed his batting capabilities as he top scored with 24. Ronald Basdeo was the bowler to do most of the damage as he bagged 4-33, while Davenand Khemraj supported well with 3-24 bowling for Cummings Lodge.
Over at Tuschen, Vergenogen Secondary eased to a comfortable seven wicket victory over Parika Salem Secondary. Parika Salem was dismissed for 127 off 21 overs batting first. Azim Mohamed top scored with 31. Vickram Mangra took 4-30 and Joel Gill claimed 2-22 bowling for Vergenogen.
In reply, the Vergenogen batsmen ensured their bowlers effort didn’t go to waste as they completed their chase in just 13.3 overs for the loss of only three wickets. Joel Gill led the charge with 37 not out, while Vickram Mangra supported well with 34. Azim Mohamed took two of the wickets to fall to finish with figures of 2-43 for Parika Salem.
The NSSCL will continue on Monday when Novar Secondary take on Mahaicony Secondary at Fairfield ground, Mahaica.
Photo caption: Charlestown Secondary captain Qumar Torrington and members of the team receive the trophy from GCB representative, Anthony D’Andrade