A blistering century from Javed Karim handed Rosignol a 116-run victory over Belladrum when the Guyana Cricket Board/Ministry of Education/Banks DIH/Digicel National Secondary Schools League (NSSL) continued yesterday.
Karim slammed 133 to become the first centurion of the competition as Rosignol posted 239 all out in 29 overs, batting first at D’ Edward ground, West Bank Berbice. Despite wickets falling regularly around him, Karim kept his composure to hit 17 fours and 4 sixes. Anthony Mc Pherson claimed 3-0, Orlando Lowenfield 3-37 and Curtis Maxwell 2-36 for Belladrum who folded for 123 in 22.4 overs in reply.
Curtis Maxwell scored 48; Hemchand Singh bagged 5-23 off six overs. At Bush Lot Secondary School ground, the home team registered a comfortable 141-run win over Woodley Park. Bush Lot took first strike and was bowled out for 227 in their allotted 30 overs.
Marvin Persaud stroked 50 (3×4), Seon Glasgow 47 (6×4) and Navendra Peraud 24. Tamesh Roopnarine captured 4-41from 4.5 overs, Tony Dalona 2-24 and Lookram Evans 2-39. In response, Woodley Park were bowled out for 86. Clinton Grant snatched 4-33, Seon Glasgow 3-11 and Navindra Persaud 2-16.
At Thirst Park in the City, Queen’s College (QC) overcame Richard Ishmael by six wickets. Leg-spinner Persaud grabbed 4-19 to help bowl out Richard Ishmael for 86 in 14.3 overs after they opted to bat.
Persaud was admirably supported by Avinash Boodram 2-9 and Clarence Baird 2-23. West Indies Under-15 player Collin Barlow hit four fours in his top score of 20 while Joshua Gardner made 15, Leonard Wilburg and Kevon Scipio 12 each.
QC responded with 86-4 in 14.4 overs. Persaud struck four fours and two maximums to lead the chase before he was caught off Saeed Alli for 34. QC Alli finished with 2-7. The tournament continues today with St. Roses taking on Chase Academy at GNIC ground, Institute of Professional Education clashing with Golden Grove at Enterprise and Fort Wellington battling Woodley Park at D’ Edward.