Scotiabank /GCB Kiddy Cricket Festival…Helena trounce Zealand by 13 runs in Upper East Coast final
By Zaheer Mohamed
Helena defeated Zealand Primary School by 13 runs to win the final of the Upper East Coast district of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)\ Scotiabank nationwide Kiddy cricket festival yesterday at the Fair Field ground.
Batting first, Helena posted 162-7 off their allocation of 10 overs. Shamal Taylor led with 19 while Dilshan Ramnarine supported with 11 and Devon Thomas 10. Osaye Hamid, Sherrifa Shepperd and Crystal Cramer grabbed two wickets each. Zealand scored 149-4 in 10 overs in reply which included 24 extras.
In the Maichony Zone final which was played earlier at the same venue, De Hoop Primary which drew the bye went down to Zealand by 72 runs. De Hoop took first knock and scored 110-5 in 10 overs.
Tamia Dodson and Mahendra Singh claimed two wickets each for Zealand who scored 182-2 in 10 overs in response. Hosea Hamid made 13 and extras assisted with 24.
Zealand overcame Carlton Hall by 10 runs in the lone semifinal. Carlton Hall scored 135-6 in 10 overs taking first strike. Andre Monelall stroked 18, Antonio Monelall 13 and extras contributed 18. Tamia Dodson captured 2-5 and Sherrifa Shepperd 2-6. Zealand managed 145-5 in 10 overs in reply. Andy Peters made 10 and extras supported with 32. Joshua Byrne took 2-7.
Helena overpowered Mahaica Primary (bye) by 36 runs in the Mahaica zone final which was contested recently at Helena ground. Mahaica took first strike and suffered 10 dismissals in scoring 108 in 10 overs with 30 extras.
Dilshan Ram and Niron Wilson bagged two wickets each. Helena rattled up 144-6 in 10 overs in their turn at the crease. Shamal Taylor slammed 18 and extras assisted with 20; Shemila Sealy had two wickets.
Helena got the better of Virginia Primary by 20 runs in the semifinal. Helena scored 144-6 in 10 overs batting first. Devon Thomas and Shemal Taylor were their leading batters with 16 and 12 respectively.
Colis Wiltshire and Nandita Cheddie snared two scalps apiece. Virginia responded with 124-10 in 10 overs. Kevin Chapman made 12; Khemraj Doodnauth and Shemica Williams picked up two wickets each.