Shemar Dushraj’s 85 not out along with Sherlon Anthony’s 5/15 led Aurora Secondary to victory over New Opportunity Corps in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Bank’s DIH Ltd’s Coco Cola and Rainforest Water along with Digicel in Essequibo Zone.
At NOC ground, Aurora Secondary brushed aside New Opportunity Corps (NOC) by 190 runs. Batting first, Aurora Secondary amassed 234/4 in just 25 overs as Dushraj led the way with an accomplished 85 not out which contained 12 fours and 2 huge sixes. He was well supported by Quinton Samson and Orlando Jailall with 38 and 27 respectively. Bowling for NOC, Denzil Cummings had 2/37.
Replying to Aurora Secondary’s mammoth score, NOC was blown away for a paltry 42 in 13.1 overs as Anthony bagged 5/15 and Roel Latchman took 4/5 off 3.1 overs
In reply, Eight of May Secondary raced to 106/6 in just 14.3 overs as Kamesh Suknarine finished on 23 not out while Motley Boyan made 22. Kemion James and Orindo Caesar had 2 wickets apiece bowling for Charity Secondary.
Anna Regina Multilateral overcame Cotton Field Secondary by 55 runs at the Imran Bacchus ground. Batting first, Anna Regina Secondary made 145 all out in 26.4 overs with Gamesh Ramdahin scoring 36 and Sevond Bess making 31. Shivnarine Chattergoon had excellent figures of 4/17 in 5.1 overs while Daniel Mangar and Devindra Ramdahin had figures of 3/23 and 3/38 respectively.
Cotton Field Secondary was then dismissed for 90 in 20.2 overs. The wickets were shared as Dequan Clarke, Ramesh Persaud and Lance Roberts had 2 wickets each.
In another match played at NOC ground, Johanna Cecelia Secondary sneaked past Abram’s Zuil Secondary by 2 wickets in a match reduced to 20 overs. Johanna Cecelia Secondary won the toss and sent Abram’s Zuil Secondary to bat. However, they were limited to 124/8 when their 20 overs were completed. Temal Jaikaran led the way with a composed 45 not out. Bowling for Johanna Cecelia Secondary, Azim Fredericks took 3/25 off 4 overs.
Johanna Cecelia Secondary’s successful run chase was led by Seekumar Singh who scored 35 and Trevor Collins 20 not out as they got to 128-8 with one over to spare. Shane Wonge had 3/20 while Joel Fortune took 2/25 bowling for Abram’s Zuil Secondary.
Meanwhile, in the Georgetown Zone, Lodge High School defeated South Ruimveldt Secondary by 113 runs. Taking first strike Lodge High School rattled up 226/6 in 20 overs. No batsman registered a half century but there were significant contributions from Omally Barker (41), Timothy Sealy (38), Akeem Williams (30) and Anthony Smith (34). Bowling for South Ruimveldt Secondary, Andrew Persaud had 2/32.
South Ruimveldt Secondary in reply fell for 113 as Anthony Smith returned with the ball to claim 3/17 while Shemar Smith and Taurston Gordon also had 3 wicket hauls.
At Thirst Park, St Joseph’s High School got the better of Tutorial High School. St Joseph won the toss and chose to bat making 173/7 off 20 overs. Arif Daniels led the way with an attractive 63 which included 6 fours and 3 sixes. He was well supported by Dhanesh Ally’s 31 and Kishan Tracy who made 26. Reon Rodrigues and Ravi Coates had 2 wickets apiece.
Tutorial High School was then dismissed for 100 in 15.3 overs. Joel Spooner resisted with a solid 54 laced with 6 fours and 3 maximums. Kishan Tracy had 2/11 bowling for St Joseph High School.