The Institute of Business Education (IBE), led by Kedar Amsterdam’s brilliant all-round effort made light work of Buxton Secondary, winning by 185 runs in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Banks DIH Coco Cola and Rainforest Water along with Digicel.
Playing at the Enterprise ground, IBE batted first and posted a mammoth 256/8 wickets in just 22 overs as Amsterdam scored a blistering 89. He was well supported by Khemraj Punaram who scored 50 and Avinash Ramsaywak 49. Bowling for Buxton Secondary, Anis Goodluck took 4/56 while Shamar Adams and Esau Williams took two wickets apiece.
Buxton Secondary in reply was folded for a paltry 61 in 14 overs as Amsterdam returned with the ball and captured 3/14 while Mohammed Khan grabbed 4/9.
At Zeeburg ground on the West Coast Demarara St. John’s Secondary scraped home by one wicket in alow scoring thriller. Stewartville Secondary won the toss and elected to take first strike was bowled out for 67 runs in 10.1 overs. Antonio Narine scored 23. Bowling for St John’s Secondary, Reiz Hoosein, Paul Jethro and Manesh Gopaul took two wickets apiece.
St John’s Secondary in reply, was made to work hard for their runs in what was thought to be an easy runs chase. They found themselves facing an embarrassing defeat at 62/9 before but last pair held their nerves and got them over the line. Jethro top scored with 19 while Jeremiah Albert fought to the end with the ball, finishing with figures of 4/14.
Action in the League continues next week. On Monday, Kingston High School clashes with School of the Nations at Everest ground. On Tuesday Campbeville Secondary takes on Gamaliel’s Academy at GNIC ground, Friendship Secondary battles Covent Garden’s Secondary at Thirst Park, and Canje Secondary goes up against Berbice Educational Institute at the Berbice High School ground.