Former national Under-15 batsman Bhognarine Singh stroked a stylish century and spinner, Alex Arinda, took a five-wicket haul to lead Camille’s Institute to a comfortable 62-run victory over Soesdyke Secondary in the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored by Banks DIH’s Coco Cola and Rainforest Water along with Digicel.
Camille’s Institute posted 252 all out in 25.5 overs at the Thirst Park ground. Bhognarine Singh punished all the bowlers, smashing 12 fours and eight maximums, before being dismissed for 115 runs. The only bowler to stand out amid the destruction was leg spinner Neeraj Khan who took the last 6 wickets to fall, including the priced wicket of Bhognarine Singh, to end with six for 58.
Soesdyke Secondary reply got off to a flying start as they posted 110 for the first wicket in just 12 overs with openers Noel Bradford and Ronaldo Blair scoring 23 respectively. However, Alex Arinda was introduced into the attack in the 14th over and began spinning webs around the Soesdyke Secondary batsmen. The pint-size off spinner took the next five wickets to fall as eventually crumbled for 190 in 22 overs. Arinda finished with match figures of 5/49; he was supported by Sachin Lim who took 3/44.
In the West Berbice District matches, No. 8 Secondary came up against Ash Secondary at the De Edward ground. No. 8 Secondary won the toss and decided to bat first, making good use of their decision, reaching 303/9 from their allotted 30 overs. Dishan Phillips top-scored with 53 which included nine fours and two sixes, while lower order batsman Chitram France contributed a valuable 40 runs which included 6 fours and one six. Bowling for Ash Secondary Jamal Hemerding grabbed 3/25.
Ash Secondary in reply found the task insurmountable and never looked capable of pulling off a victory. They tried to smash the ball to gather quick runs and bundled out for just 64, giving No. 8 Secondary a 239-runs victory. Just Trevitte Charmichael and Charles Scott were able to reach double figures, scoring 13 each. Bowling for No. 8 Secondary, Dishan Phillips took 6/34 and Nigel Deodat 3/13.
Today, St. Georges Secondary and St Johns College will clash at the Everest ground, Zeeburg Secondary will take on Saraswat Secondary at the Zeeburg ground, and St. Johns Secondary will meet Stewartville Secondary also at the Zeeburg ground.