A brilliant century by skipper Alphius Bookie led Christ Church to victory over Richard Ishmael in a rescheduled North Georgetown zone semi-final on Monday at GNIC ground as the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) continues.
Richard Ishmael earned the right to face Christ Church in the rescheduled semi-final after they won a protest against School of Nations who defeated them in the previous round but fielded a player who was ineligible to play because of his age.
Batting first Christ Church scored 159/6 in 25 overs. Skipper Bookie led the way with a responsible 110 not out off just 88 balls. Bookie’s knock included 11 fours and seven sixes. Ariel Tilho gave good support with 20. Bowling for Richard Ishmael, Kristoff Nedd took 3-26.
Richard Ishmael reply never quite got going and were eventually bundled out for 80 from 16.2 overs to give Christ Church a comfortable victory 79-run victory. Bowling for Christ Church, Renaldo Mohamed took 4-10 and Bookie 2-22. Christ Church will now face Chase Academy in a North Georgetown Zone final clash.
West Demerara Zone
Over at Zeeburg, Saraswat Secondary booked a place in the West Coast Demerara zone final against SVN College when they defeated Zeeburg Secondary by 40 runs.
Saraswat Secondary sored 166/9 in their 30 overs batting first. Rajesh Rampersaud top scored with 45 and Dexroy Hyman made 23. Bowling for Zeeburg, Andre Seepersaud took 4-11 and Jetendra Ghisiwian had 2-29.
Zeeburg Secondary fell for 126 in 22.5 overs in their reply. Andre Seepersaud top scored with 33 and Parmanand Prabhudyal made 30.
Bowling for Saraswat Secondary, Kevin Latchoo had 3-32.
The NSSCL continues today with the North Georgetown zone final clash between defending champions Chase Academy and Christ Church at GCC from 10:30h while at Zeeburg, Saraswat Secondary and SVN will do battle in the West Coast Demerara zone final.