West Demerara dethroned defending West Bank Demerara in their zone final encounter recently as the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) continued.
Playing at Belle Vue ground, West Demerara batted first and made 78 all out in 17.4 overs. Ryan Seecharran 18 was the principle scorer. Hemraj Persuad had impressive figures of 6/18 while Wazim Rohaman claimed 2/13 bowling for Patentia.
Patentia in reply, fell for just 51 in 12.5 overs to fall short of their target. Peter Williams was the only batsman to reach double figures for the defending champions who would have fancied their chances of chasing a low total. Daneshwar Kowlessar was the pick of the bowlers claiming 5/17 to spur his team to victory. Aaron Seepersaud also had 3/14 bowling for West Demerara.
In the New Amsterdam/Canje zone, Berbice High School thumped Tutorial Academy by 10 wickets at BHS ground. Tutorial Academy batted first and were dismissed for 94 in 17 overs. Joshua Singh top scored with 38. Alex Algoo took 4/12 and Bryan Mahadeo claimed 3/17 bowling for Berbice High.
Berbice High then raced to 96 without loss off just seven overs with Algoo returning with the bat to smash a pugnacious 72 with four fours and five maximums while Mahadeo contributed 17 which included four fours.
At Rose Hall Canje ground, New Amsterdam Secondary registered a comfortable eight wicket victory over Vryman’s Erven. Vryman’s Erven were restricted to 67 all out in 24.3 overs. Reuben Latcha took 4/13, Jayden Narine took 3/20 and Nicholas Haywood took 2/24 bowling for New Amsterdam Secondary.
New Amsterdam Secondary then replied with 68/2 in 12.4 overs to complete an easy victory. Jason Ramnarine made 23 not out and Anthony Sukra made 13 not out.
The NSSCL will continue on Tuesday November 22, 2016 with the final of the New Amsterdam/Canje zone between New Amsterdam Secondary and the winner of today’s semi-final between Berbice High School and Berbice Educational Institute at Berbice High ground.