The GCB/NSSCL which was launched on Wednesday 12 October, 2016, commenced with its usual hype, as keen and interested schools began their quest for championship honours. Defending champions, Chase Academy, made a successful start to their 2016/17 campaign with national Under-15 Captain, Sachin Singh, registered the first century of the competition.
Playing at GCC, Chase Academy who was sent into bat first by St Rose’s High School amassed 242/3 off 30 overs. National under 15 captain Sachin Singh scored a classy 101 stroking 10 fours and 2 sixes. Also among the runs was Lester Lepidare who made 44 before he was forced to retire hurt suffering from cramps, national under 17 left arm spinner Asmead Nedd made an entertaining 34 not out. Bowling for St Rose’s High school, Alex Ramotar took 2/39.
St Rose’s High were then dismissed for 59/9 in 12.4 overs with one batsman unable to bat because of an injury. Bowling for Chase Academy, Dwain Dick had 2/10, Shem Persaud 2/12 and Tyrese Trescut 2/16.
At DCC, St John’s College got the better of St George’s College. St John’s College won the toss and asked St George’s College to take first strike. Their decision worked well as the routed St George’s College for a paltry 49 all out in 15 overs. Bowling for St John’s Colleg, Johan Blair took 5/9.
In Reply, St John’s College raced to 50/2 in just 6 overs with Darian Dickson scoring 24.
In another game played at GCC, Bishop’s High School registered an easy victory when the defeated The Business School by 111 runs. Batting first, Bishop’s High made 146/5 in their 30 overs. Troy Persaud was the main scorer with 74 not out including 9 fours and 1 six. Bowling for The Business School, Teelack Baliram had 2/14.
In reply, The Business School could only muster 37 all out in 12.5 overs. Arian Persaud took 4/10, Daniel Singh took 3/7 and Kanpta Seepersaud had 3/1.
The competition continues Tuesday 18 October with Queen’s College playing Richard Ismaeal Secondary at DCC, Kingston High School coming up against School of Nations at GCC, Marian Academy will play St Mary’s High at Muslim Youth Organisation ground (MYO) and Chase Academy facing Bishop’s High at GNIC.