Queen’s College lads thrash Waramuri in Goodwill T20
Queen’s College celebrated the restoration of its playground on Tuesday by inflicting a 139-run whipping on Waramuri Secondary School in a Goodwill T20 match.
Watched by a vociferous crowd of present and past students, parents and teachers, the match was the first activity on the recently rehabilitated outfield, which was an effort of the alumni and friends.
On a sun-drenched morning, Queen’s College batted first and racked up an imposing 155-5 from the allotted 20 overs, as the bowlers from the Region One school toiled in the heat.
Opener and skipper Navindra Persaud stroked a fine 78 off 64 balls to form the foundation of the home team’s winning total.
The national Under-17 right-hander was at his best, dominating the visitor’s bowling attack with ease. He received support from Idris Allen, who made 21 off 16.
Any hope Waramuri had of overhauling the target quickly dissipated, as they faced up to the rampant new ball pair Anthony Singh and Vickash Jaikarran.
Wickets tumbled in quick succession, and in the space of seven overs Waramuri were dismissed for just 16. Singh claimed 5-6 from four overs and Jaikarran 5-10 from three.
Persaud, for his superb knock, was named Player-of-the-Match and received a trophy. Trophies, sponsored by Superior Woods and the Trophy Stall, were also presented to the two teams.