Vergenogen defeated Everest Academy to book a place in the final of the East Bank Essequibo Zone in the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL).
Playing at Tuschen ground, Everest Academy who was asked to take first strike scored their runs at a brisk pace; however, they were dismissed for 123, losing wickets at regular interval. Travis Nead struck an attacking 53 for the Everest Boys. Bowling for Vergenogen, Kennard Paul starred with the ball as he finished with superb figures of 5/8.
Vergenogen in response, wasted no time in getting to their target, reaching 124/3 in just 12 overs. Vickram Mangra top scored with 25, Joel Gill made 24, Kennard Paul chipped in with 21 while Renaldo Adams was not out on 20. Bowling for Everest Academy, Darrine Wright 2/30.
In a West Berbice Zone fixture, Number Eight Secondary walloped Fort Wellington Secondary by 224 runs after they amassed 279/2 in their 30 overs. Dedinauth Persaud cracked 132 and Wazim Inshan struck 117 as they punished all the Fort Wellington bowlers. Persaud’s knock was decorated with 15 fours and 4 huge sixes while Inshan’s innings included 12 boundaries.
Fort Wellington was restricted to just 55 runs in their turn at the crease. National under 15 player and captain of Number Eight Secondary, Nigel Deodat bagged 5/13 in 5 overs.
Meanwhile, at Enterprise ground, LBI trounced Anne’s Grove Secondary after they dismissed Anne’ Grove for a paltry 38 off 9.2 overs. Bowling for LBI, Denman Deabrue had 3/3, Asif Mohomed claimed 3/7, Bharat Deoran took 2/11 and Rakesh Persaud had 2/17.
LBI needed just 3.5 overs to knock off their target for the loss of one wicket. Reaz Mohamed and Brian Jagmohan both finished on 11 not out. Shaqueal Meredith took the only wicket to fall for LBI.
The NSSCL will continue on Monday 7th November, 2016 with Novar Secondary playing Mahaicony Secondary at Fairfield ground while Hope Secondary will battle President College at Enterprise ground.