Charlestown Secondary, Anna Regina Multilateral and Aurora Secondary all won their respective
semi-final match-ups to move into the Zone finals of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) sponsored Digicel and Bank’s DIH under their Coco Cola and Rainforest Water brands.
Tucville advanced to the South Georgetown Zone final while Anna Regina and Aurora also won their semi-finals to qualify for the Essequibo Coast Zone finals.
In the South Georgetown Zone which was contested at the GNIC ground; Tucville won the toss and decided to bat first. They could only get to 98-8 when their 20 overs were completed. Only Rondave Noel and Godfrey Phillip offered any resistance with 25 and 21, respectively.
Bowling for Charlestown, Qumar Torrington had excellent figures of 4-16 from 4 overs. Charlestown then made light work of their target, finishing the game with a six in the 16th over to book their place in the final. Torrington showed his all-round ability by stroking 26 not out.
In the first match of the Essequibo Coast Zone, Anna Regina Multilateral crushed Eight of May Secondary by 146 runs at the Imman Bacchus ground. Batting first, Anna Regina Multilateral blasted their way to 191-7 in their 20 overs.
Kushal Hemraj hit 47 (4×4), Bomesh Ramdahin contributed 34. Bowling for Eight of May, Romeo Vanslygtman had 2-9. In reply, Eight of May folded for a paltry 45 in 10.3 overs. Kurt Williams was outstanding with the ball snaring 6-20 off 5 overs. He was well supported by Ranesh Persaud with 4-14 as Anna Regina Multilateral only used two bowlers.
The second match was played at the New Opportunity Corp ground where Aurora had the better of Johanna Cecelia by 111 runs. Taking first strike after winning the toss, Aurora amassed 171-5 in just 20 overs as national Under-15 batsman Orlando Jailall struck an entertaining 56 (6×4 1×6), Davendra Mohan backed up with 38 and Shamar Dusraj 35.
In reply, Johanna Cecelia never threatened Aurora’s target and were all sent back for 60 in 15.4 overs. Bowling for the Aurora, Ravendra Anouge displayed excellent control grabbing 4-7 while there were two wickets each for Roel Latchman and Orson Gibson.
Charlestown will now face Lodge in the South Georgetown Zone final on a date to be announced while Aurora and Anna Regina Multilateral will square off against each other in the Essequibo Coast final set for today.
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