Patentia Secondary School finally won a championship since 1997 – they defeated Charlestown Secondary in the final of the Forbes Burnham Foundation/National Sports Commission/AL Sport and Tour Promotions 27th Easter Term Windball tournament which concluded recently at the National Gymnasium.
Patentia Secondary took first strike and managed 129-1. Manieram Singh struck 13 sixes in a robust unbeaten 86, while Denish Persaud made 22. Charlestown Secondary responded with 102-1; Raymond Bandhu made 44 and Alex Budhai 37. Camille’s Institute took third place and Bishop’s High fourth.
Charlestown Secondary beat Bishop’s High in the first semi-final. Bishop’s High made 69-7 with Saif Baksh scoring16. Collin Smartt had two wickets. Charlestown Secondary responded with 71 without loss. Alex Budhai hit 42 and Brandon Volray 22.
Camille’s Institute went down to Patentia Secondary. Camille’s Institute scored 94-5, taking first strike. Alex Arinda made 23 and Raynauth Gorpih 22. Samuel Ramlochan took two wickets. Patentia Secondary replied with 130-1. M. Singh stroked 66 and D. Persaud 50.
Mae’s Secondary won the female tournament for the first time beating Camille’s Institute by 105 runs in the final. Mae’s Secondary batted first and got to 175 – 1. Afruica Gentle slammed 98 not out (15x6s), while Delay Seecharan made 50. Camille’s Institute were limited to 70-4 in their turn at the crease. Angel Young made 34 and Alicia Davidson 18. Crystal Melville had 1-24 off two overs.
Camille’s Institute posted 147 without loss in their semi-final game against Patentia Secondary. Bibi Sofeena Rahim scored 79 (11x6s) and A. Davidson 48. Patentia Secondary were restricted to 119-1 in response. Quedada Freaser made 56, Sasha Lokram 20 and Kenoino Martin 16.
In the second semi-final Mae’s Secondary posted 155-1. Afruica Gentle slammed 96 not out (14x6s) and Crystal Melville 28. Cummings Lodge Secondary made 129-1 in reply. Staysha Reece got 62 and Sarah Amin 38.
Other awards went to highest opening partnership Jos-El Educational Institute 198 between Joel Gilkes and Denzel Forte. Best Uniformed team Kuru Kuru College, best bowling figure in an over Joel Gilkes, Sprit of the Game East Ruimveldt Secondary also each umpires received a medal.
This years’ programme organised by Alistair Munroe attracted 40 schools, 78 teams more than Eleven Hundred (1100) participants, and also had the Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary School playing two exhibition games verses La’ Grange Secondary girls and Sophia Special School boys.
Meanwhile the organisers would like to thank all the schools, teachers and parents for their support in making this year’s programme successful.
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