Tucville Secondary led by half -centuries from Ricky Stewart and Godfrey Phillips crushed Ascension High school by 145 runs to book a semi-final spot in the South Georgetown Zone of the GCB National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Banks DIH Ltd’s Coco Cola and Rainforest Water along with Digicel.
At Everest ground, Tucville Secondary won the toss and elected to bat. They amassed 201/5 off 20 overs on the back of half centuries from Ricky Stewart and Godfrey Phillips. Stewart struck 56 which included six fours and three sixes while Phillips chipped in with 55 decorated with four boundaries and three sixes as they dispatched the Ascension High School bowlers to all parts of the ground. Brandon Rose took 2/52 bowling for Ascension High School.
Ascension High School’s reply was a very short one as they were blown away for 55 in just 11.3 overs. Romeo Brown had excellent figures of 4/12 while Shemieu Gasper and Stewart took two wickets each bowling for Tucville Secondary.
Over at Enterprise ground, Cummings Lodge got the better of Apex Academy by five wickets. Batting first after winning the toss, Apex Academy was bowled out for just 69 runs in the 19th over. Mohammed Jumaladeen offered some resistance with 18 not out. Bowling for Cummings Lodge Secondary, Prakash Debidyal had outstanding figures of 4/9 off 4.4 overs. Reaz Mohamed supported well with 3/11.
Cummings Lodge Secondary replied with 70/5 in 11.1 overs. Reaz Mohammed scored 18 while Chandra Mohan captured 3/30.
In another match played at Enterprise ground, Dequan France’s 5-wicket haul led his team to a crushing 8-wicket victory. Taking first strike, Annandale Secondary was bowled out for a paltry 47 in just 8.3 overs as France produced excellent figures of 5/18 off 3.3 overs bowling for Lusignan Secondary. Shaun Cudjoe supported well with 2/11.
Lusignan Secondary took just five overs to knock off the target as France returned with the bat to score 17 not out.
The next matchup is between Tucville Secondary will battle Charlestown Secondary in the semi-final of the South Georgetown Zone at GNIC ground. And St. Joseph’s High School will face New Campbellville Secondary in the East Georgetown Zone final at DCC ground.