Zeeburg and St. John’s College registered massive victories in the West Demerara and Georgetown Zones of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Banks DIH Ltd’s Coco Cola and Rainforest Water along with Digicel.
At the Zeeburg ground, the home team defeated Saraswati Vidya Niketan (SVN) Secondary by a massive 151 runs. SVN Secondary won the toss and invited Zeeburg Secondary to take first strike, a decision that proved futile, as Zeeburg Secondary made prodigious use of favorable batting conditions to aggregate 226/8 from their allotted 14 overs. Kelvin Shewprasad top scored with 56 which included five fours and two maximums, while Ryan Fahein chipped in with 44, which included two fours and four massive sixes, with Avishkar Ramgobin contributing a classy 33, and Ganesh Jitlall a stroke filled unbeaten 40 which included four boundaries and two well-timed sixes. Bowling for SVN, Aditya Kakarnauth took 3/35.
In reply, SVN were blown away for just 75 runs as Ganesh Jitlall and Avinash Ramgobin returned figures of 3/14 runs and 2/17 respectively. Aditya Kakarnauth was the only SVN batsman to put up any resistance to the Zeeburg Secondary bowlers by recording a top score of 24.
In the Georgetown Zone, at Everest Ground, Christopher Campbell bowled St. John’s College to victory with a 5-wicket haul, as St George’s College found batting difficult on a pitch that seemed to favor the bowlers track.
Batting first, St John’s College was bowled out for 122 in 22 overs, with the Douglas brothers Ooida Douglas and Raul Douglas being the main contributors with 40 and 26 respectively. Bowling for St George’s, Mario D’Aguiar took 4/42, Meshack Sostleigh 3/17 and Ntini Permaul 2/27.
George’s College in their reply, were skittled out for 82 as Christopher Campbell produced a superb performance with figures of 5/21, robbing St. George’s College of victory. Johan Blair supported with 3/19 off 4 overs. St. John’s College won by 40 runs.
Today, Covent Garden took on Friendship at Thirst Park and St. John’s Secondary met Leonora Secondary at Zeeburg ground. Check tomorrow’s newspapers for results.