An impressive all round performance by captain Sachin Singh led Charlestown Secondary to victory over Lodge Secondary in the final of the South Georgetown Zone as the 2015/2016 Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Bank’s DIH Ltd’s Coco Cola Rainforest Water along with Digicel resumed across the country.
Playing at the Everest ground, Lodge Secondary won the toss and decided to take first strike. However, all hopes of putting a challenging total on the board was quickly diminished as the Charlestown bowlers put a clamp on the scoring eventually dismissing Lodge Secondary for 92 in 20.3 overs. Only Shamar Smith and Anthony Smith offered any kind of resistance scoring 27 and 23 respectively. Bowling for Charlestown Secondary, Omar Corrington claimed 3/9, Sachin Singh had 2/10 and Jamal Michael took 2/14.
This meant that Charlestown Secondary needed to score at just over 3 runs per over to secure victory and a chance to represent South Georgetown in the next stage of the NSSCL competition. Their batsmen did not disappoint as they completed the run chase 19th over. They were led by captain Sachin Singh who finished 46 not out stroking 6 fours in the process. Negusa Walter supported with 21. Bowling for Lodge Secondary, Shamar Smith had 2/26.
Charlestown Secondary will now face East Georgetown champions St Joseph’s High on the 27th January 2016 at the Everest ground.
Meanwhile, Bygeval Secondary crush Ann’s Grove Secondary by 10 wickets while Hope Secondary defeated Lancaster Secondary by an easy 55 run margin in Mahaica Zone.
Playing at the Fairfield ground in Mahaica, Ann’s Grove Secondary was skittled out for a paltry 38 in 12 overs as Samaru had excellent figures of 4/6 while Mangru also had impressive figures of 3/7 to lead the demise of opposition batsmen.
Needing to scores 39 runs in 30 overs for victory and a chance to book a place in the semi-final, the Bygeval Secondary batsmen seemed in a hurry as they knocked off the runs in just 3 overs finishing on 41 without loss. Ceresy David was not out on 20.
Earlier, Hope Secondary chose to bat first after winning the toss. They were led by 52 from Rovin Ramsarup which included 4 fours. His knock was the architect of Hope Secondary’s eventually target of 171/7 off their allotted overs.
Ramsarup was ably supported by Amor Persaud who made a well composed 38 stroking 4 fours and a solitary six. Bowling for Lancaster Secondary, Pooran Mangal claimed 3/28.
In reply, the Lancaster Secondary students were dismissed for 106in the 22nd over as only Bhootesh Persaud offered any resistance scoring 27. Bowling for Hope Secondary, Gopaul Applesammy had excellent figures of 5/20 and he got good support from Hemchand Boodhoo who claimed 3/9.