Charlestown Secondary, Anna Regina Multilateral and Aurora Secondary won their semi-final matchups to move in the final of their respective Zones 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 the South Georgetown Zone, action went down at the GNIC ground. Tucville Secondary won the toss and decided to bat first. However, they could only get to 98/8 when their 20 overs were completed. Only Rondave Noel and Godfrey Phillip offered any resistance with 25 and 21. Bowling for Charlestown Secondary, Qumar Torrington had excellent figures of 4/16 off 4 overs.
Charlestown Secondary then made light work of their target, finishing the game with a six in the 16 th over as they march to the final. Qumar Torrington showed his all-round ability by stroking 26 not out.
In the first match in the Essequibo Coast Zone, Anna Regina Multilateral crushed Eight of May Secondary by 146 runs at Imman Bacchus ground. Batting first, Anna Regina Multilateral posted 191/7 in their 30 overs. Kushal Hemraj stroked 47 with four boundaries and Bomesh Ramdahin scored 34. Bowling for Eight of May, Romeo Vanslygtman 2/9.
In reply, Eight of May was folded for a paltry 45 all out in 10.3 overs. Kurt Williams was outstanding with the ball taking 6/20 off 5 overs. He was well supported by Ranesh Persaud with 4/14 as Anna Regina Multilateral only used two bowlers.
The second match was played at the NOC ground. Aurora Secondary had the better of Johanna Cecelia Secondary by 111 runs. Taking first strike after winning the toss, Aurora Secondary amassed 171/5 in just 20 overs as national under 15 batsman Orlando Jailall who struck an entertaining 56. His knock was laced with 6 fours and 1 six. Davendra Mohan supported well with 38 along with 35 from Shamar Dusraj.
In reply, Johanna Cecelia Secondary never threatened Aurora Secondary target as they barely scraped to 60 all out in 15.4 overs. Bowling for the Aurora Secondary team, Ravendra Anouge displayed excellent control as he claimed 4/7. Roel Latchman and Orson Gibson had two wickets each.
Charlestown Secondary will now play Lodge Secondary in the South Georgetown Zone final on a date to be set while Aurora Secondary and Anna Regina Multilateral have now earned the right to play each other in the Essequibo Coast final which will be played today, Friday, December 11, 2015.