East Georgetown champions, St Joseph’s High School, defeated North Georgetown champions, Chase Academy, despite Kurt Lovell’s 6/28 as the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Banks DIH Ltd’s Coco Cola Rainforest Water along with Digicel continues.
Playing at Everest, St Joseph’s High School took first strike after winning the toss but only manage to score 108 all out in 24 overs. Kurt Lovell was the chief destroyer claiming excellent figures of 6/28 which in most instances would have put his team in a comfortable position to win.
However, when Chase Academy took their turn at the crease, they found the going tough while chasing a relatively small target. All their batsmen including West Indies Under-15 selectee Joshua Persaud struggled on a pitch which was not conducive to stroke play. They were eventually dismissed for just 75 in the 19th over. Bowling for St Joseph’s High, Zacharia Mootoo turned in remarkable figures of 4/3 while he was well supported by Adrian Hackett and Tishaun Tracy who had 2 wickets each.
Over at Skeldon ground, in the Corentyne Zone, Skeldon Line Path Secondary crush Skeldon High School by 75 runs in a low scoring affair. Winning the toss and taking first strike, Skeldon Line Path Secondary was dismissed for 130 in 24 overs. Gavin Chatterpaul top scored with 35 which included 3 fours while Alex Burnett contributed 20. Bowling for Skeldon High School, Kwesi Lewis bagged 3/18 while they were 2 wickets each for Aaron Jamoladeen, Sarwan Chaitnarine and Stephan Norah.
Skeldon High School in their turn at the crease folded for a dismal 55 in 15.5 overs. Bowling for Skeldon Line Path Secondary, Gavin Chatterpaul returned with the ball to claim 2/11 off 4 overs while Rudy Jamoladeen, brother of Aaron, took 2-10, Mahendra Chaitnarine had 2/13 and Afseer Hussain took 2/12.
The NSSCL continues tomorrow, Thursday, 28 January 2016 with Chase Academy playing Charlestown Secondary at Everest while Enterprise ground would feature a double-header with Cummings Lodge Secondary facing Lusignan Secondary and Annandale Secondary battling LBI Secondary.