Philadelphia Primary wins E.B.E’bo Scotia Bank Kiddy cricket competition
By Zaheer Mohamed
Philadelphia Primary defeated Greenwich Park Primary school by 11 runs to win the final of the East Bank Essequibo district of the Scotia Bank nationwide Kiddy cricket tournament yesterday at the Vergenoegen ground.
Philadelphia batted first and scored 131-5 in 10 overs. Amos Baird made 10 and Yohance Smart nine while extras contributed 28. Greenwich Park replied with 120, losing 10 wickets in the process off their allotted 10 overs. Aftab Majeed scored 14 while extras made a healthy contribution with 26. Vanica Shultz snared three wickets while Smartt took two.
In the first semi final, Blake went down to Greenwich Park by 58 runs. Blake scored 104-9 in 10 overs. Kevin Ramlochan made 8 while extras assisted with 12. Aftab Majeed captured 4 wickets for Greenwich Park who responded with 162-4 in 10 overs. Zevaugh Vangronigen was their leading batter with 12 while Alpha Nedd supported with 9 and extras 36. Hariesh Dhaniram and Ramlochan had one wicket each. Philadelphia got the better of Parika Salem by 67 runs. Parika Salem batted first and suffered 14 dismissals in scoring 107 in 10 overs. Alex Ali and Simon Persaud made 12 apiece while extras contributed 28. Kwesi Gill grabbed four wickets while there were two each for Vanica Shultz and Shemar Hutson. Philadelphia posted 174-6 in 10 overs in reply. Smartt led with 16, Baird made 12 and extras supported with 36. Ali took two wickets.
Meanwhile, Kuru Kuru overcame Kuru Kururu in the Upper Demerara final at Dora ground yesterday. Kuru Kururu scored 134-7 in 10 overs, batting first. Ishmile Sampson made 14 and extras contributed 22. Kuru Kuru responded with 142-7 in 10 overs. Stacy Flores and Shemar Alfred made nine each and extras assisted with 18. Celina Salvador snared two wickets.
Diamond and Craig Primary schools recorded victories when action in the East Bank Demerara district continued yesterday at Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park. Diamond defeated Grove by 35 runs. Diamond scored 157 after taking first turn at the crease with Jamaal Thomas scoring 21. Grove replied with 122. Xavier Singh scored 10.
Craig overcame Covent Garden by 39 runs. Craig rattled up 174 batting first and Covent Garden were restricted for 135 in reply.