GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One Cricket… St Margaret’s Primary and No.5 Primary storm into final

St Margaret’s Primary and No.5 Primary victories saw them booking their place in the final of the North Georgetown Zone and West Berbice District respectively in the GCB/Scotiabank Kiddy Progression One Cricket.

St Margaret’s Primary became the first team to reach the final of the North Georgetown Zone when they defeated Green Acres Primary School by 54 runs at the Racquet Centre today. Batting first, St. Margaret’s Primary racked up 170/3 in their 14 overs. Leading the way was Shameer Haynes who struck a brutal unbeaten 42 which included six fours and two sixes. He was supported by Michael Morgan who contributed 24 not out. Bowling for Green Acres, Jeron Payne took 2/2.

In reply, Green Acres Primary openers Shawn Thompson and Omish Balgobin, got them off to a quick start; they were 20 in just 1.5 overs. However, although they threatened St. Margaret’s Primary’s total for the first half of the run chase, they were eventually held to 116/6 when their overs expired. Shawn Thompson finished with 30. Shameer Haynes followed up his brilliant batting with excellent bowling figures of 2/5.

Playing at the No.5 ground, Blairmont Primary could only manage 108/6 with Veera Farhad making an attractive 34 while Jameer Elgin contributed 29. They were held to their final score by Leron Smart and Nalessa Johnson as both took two wickets for two runs.

The home team backed by their supporters, eased to their target of 110/2 in 12 overs. Leading the way was Ronell Savory with 54 which included four boundaries and five huge sixes. Maisha Jameer took the only two wickets to fall for five runs. No.5 will now play Hopetown Primary in the final on a date to be decided.

Meanwhile, Redeemer Primary dispatched Rama Krishna Primary by 13 wickets in the East Georgetown Zone. Rama Krishna Primary who won the toss and decided to take first strike made 92/8. Bryan Gordon was the only batter to get to double digit, making 11. They were aided by 44 extras. Linden Ogle took two wickets.

When Redeemer Primary took to the crease, they blasted their way to 93/1 with Sharlon Millington smashing an unbeaten 50 which included eight towering sixes, one of which ended match. Linden Ogle completed an excellent all round display by also smashing 36 runs which were all scored in sixes. Kenisha Sandy took the lone wicket to fall.

Tomorrow, North Georgetown Primary and St Agnes Primary will battle each other in the second semifinal of the North Georgetoen Zone at the Racquet centre, to see who would meet St Margaret’s Primary in the final.