A mesmerizing spell of spin bowling from Akil Hughes was not enough to save East Ruimveldt Secondary from defeat against Lodge High School while Tucville Secondary defeated David Rose High School 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 continued.
Playing at Thirst Park, Lodge High School won the toss and elected to bat first. They were then dismissed for 155 in 16.5 overs. Top scoring for Lodge High School was Timothy Sealy with 46 which included six fours and two sixes. Darren Mc Allister supported with 30 hitting one four and three sixes. Bowling for East Ruimveldt Secondary, Akil Hughes had a terrific spell taking 6/29 off 4 overs. He was well supported by Jonathan Vyphious who had 2/6.
Chasing 156 for victory in 30 overs, East Ruimveldt Secondary fell for 124 in the 17th over with only Dookram Bamfield offering any resistance scoring 48 including four fours and 5 massive sixes. Doing the damage with the ball for Lodge High School was Hemar Smith, Ackeem Raymer and Anthony Smith all with three wickets.
In another game played at Thirst Park, Tucville Secondary defeated David Rose High School by five wickets. Batting first, David Rose High School was dismissed for 114 in 15 overs. A. Glassman top scored with 51. Romeo Browne had a five wicket haul. Browne’s effort along with Shemarieus Gaster’s three wickets ensured that Tucville Secondary would not get too huge a target to chase.
In reply, Tucville Secondary got to their target of 115 for the loss of five wickets as Semariues Gaster and Romeo Browne returned with the bat to score 42 not out and 38. Gaster’s knock was decorated with five fours and three sixes while Browne’s innings included two fours and four sixes. Bowling for David Rose High School, Trevon Compo took 2/21.
Matches continue tomorrow, November 23, 2015 as Ascension High School takes on Tucville Secondary at GNIC ground while Central High School will play Charlestown Secondary at Everest in a rescheduled second round match of the South Georgetown Zone.