Azim Mohamed’s century and four wicket haul led Parika Salem to victory over Vergenogen Secondary in the East Bank Essequibo Zone final in the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL).
Playing at Tuschen ground, Parika Salem was asked to take first strike by Vergenogen who won the toss. Azim Mohamed’s 103 laid the platform for an imposing total of 209 for eight wickets in just 24 overs. Mohamed’s century included 12 fours and a solitary six as he was the main scorer for his team. Wazim Mohamed had impressive figures of 5/20 bowling for the Vergenogen boys.
Vergenogen, who won their two previous matches comfortably while chasing would have fancied their chances chasing again. However, the Parika Salem bowlers had other ideas as they quickly wrapped up the Vergenogen batsmen for just 63 runs in 11.4 overs. Azim Mohamed return with the ball to take 4/31 to be the leading bowler for Parika Salem.
In an East Coast Demerara Zone fixture, President College cruised to a five wicket victory over Hope Secondary at Enterprise ground. Hope Secondary batted first and were restricted to 148/8 in 25 overs. Cordel Martins top scored with an unbeaten 47 while Rovin Ramsarup contributed 21. Bowling for President’s College, David Wilson took 3/22.
In reply, President College got to their target with relative ease in the 22nd over losing five wickets in the process. David Wilson capped off an impressive all round game by top scoring with 72. Refal Whittington supported well with 29. Bowling for Hope Secondary, Rovin Ramsarup had 3/33.