Mae’s Primary defeated Bel Air Primary and Stella Marris Primary got past Redeemer Primary to book their place in the final of the East Georgetown Zone of the GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One Cricket.
At the Racquet Centre ground, Mae’s Primary defeated Bel Air Primary by 11 wickets. Bel Air Primary batting first was limited to 94/8 in 14 overs. Ravindra Singh was the top scorer with 21 as no other batsman reached double figures for Bel Air Primary. Bowling for Mae’s Primary, Nicholas Samaroo had 3 wickets.
In reply, Mae’s Primary made light work of their target as they finished on 100/2 in the 9th over when Samaroo smashed the second delivery he faced for 6 to end the match. Leading the way with the bat for Mae’s Primary was Jonathan Vanton who made a commanding 43 which included seven fours and two huge sixes. Omar Percival also contributed 27 not out.
In the second semi-final of the East Georgetown Zone also played at the Racquet Centre ground, Stella Marris Primary eased past Redeemer Primary by 41 runs. Batting first, Stella Marris amassed 146/8 in 14 overs. Alvin Adolphus struck an enterprising 68 not out including three boundaries and nine towering sixes. Bowling for Redeemer Primary, Ameer Hussain had three wickets.
In Redemeer Primary’s reply, they could only manage to get to 105/9 when their overs were completed. Leading the bowling for Stella Marris Primary was Chelsea Morrison who claimed three wickets for just two runs.
Meanwhile, on the Essequibo Coast, Better Hope Primary defeated Charity Primary by six wickets at Charity ground. Taking first strike, Charity Primary was restricted to 114/8 off 14 overs with only Shem Dey making any significant contribution scoring 19. Bowling for Better Hope Primary, Kevin Persaud took 2/8.
Better Hope then replied with 115/7 in 13.4 overs winning by six wickets and two balls to spare. Hibron Peters and Mahendra Ramlall scored 25 and 21 respectively. Erica Alphonso and Romario Adams had two wickets apiece.
At Mainstay ground, the home team went down to Taymouth Manor by six wickets despite scoring 180. Asked to take first strike, Mainstay Primary racked up 180/7 off their 14 overs as Rayon John struck an entertaining 61 and Ronaldo Charles made 30. Pooja Persaud was the pick of the Taymouth Manor Primary’s bowlers with 2/9.
In reply to Mainstay Primary’s mammoth total, Taymouth Manor showed no signs of being intimidated by the huge total as they completed the chase in the 14th over. Leading the way with the bat for Taymouth Manor Primary was Rajindra Ramballie who top scored with a composed 52. Shazeg Mohammed chipped in with 21. Alicia Foster had 1 wicket for Mainstay Primary.
In another match played in Essequibo Coast zone, Queenstown Primary beat Capoey Primary by 12 runs at Capoey ground. Batting first, Queenstown Primary made 149/11 in 14 overs. Kellon Cox and Akeem Jones each scored 18. There were 2 wickets each for Tamar Hendricks and Nadia Prince bowling for Capoey Primary.
In reply, the home team reached 137/9 in their 14 overs falling short by 12 runs. Only Andrian Hendricks and Dave Deyouny reached double figures. Bowling for Queenstown Primary, Kellon Cox, Brian Innis and Akeem Jones all had 2 wickets each.
At Sparta ground, the home team defeated C.V Nunes Primary by 7 wickets. C.V Nunes batting first was limited to 92/4 off their 14 overs. Christopher Samaroo and Jaydon Reece made 13 each. Bowling for Sparta Primary, Sim Persaud had 2/6.
In reply, Sparta Primary eased to 93/6 in 12.5 overs as Aryan Doodnauth led the way with 22. Devonte Pearson had 2/1 in a losing cause bowling for C.V Nunes.
Matches continue in Georgetown on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Racquet Centre ground as North Georgetown Primary face St Margaret’s Primary from 09:30 hrs to determine the winner of the North Georgetown Zone while Stellas Marris will play Mae’s Primary from 13:00 hrs which will see the winner of East Georgetown Zone being crowned.