― Enterprise Secondary trounce Hindu College, La Grange win nail-biter
Another zone champions have be crowned, this time it is Number Eight Secondary which defeated Rosignol Secondary in the West Berbice zone final of the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL).
Rosignol Secondary won the toss and decided to bat. Their decision to bat first backfired as they were dismissed for 98 in 23.1 overs. Bowling for Number Eight, Saeed Busjith returned figures of 4/15 and Nigel Deodat took 2/26.
Number Eight responded with 102/2 in a mere 8.3 overs. Nigel Deodat smashed an unbeaten 38 to lead the chase along with Devenand Persaud who made 22 not out. Wazim Inshan contributed 19 earlier.
At Enterprise, Enterprise Secondary trounce Hindu College after they dismissed them for 36 in 7 overs. Earlier, Enterprise posted 183/4 in 25 overs. Their total was built on the back of 71 from Mark Ramanand, 28 from Dimnauth Dindyal and 26 from Edmond Pearson. Bowling for Hindu College, Gopaul Mahadeo claimed 2/24.
When Hindu College replied, Yogendra Samaroo wrecked them with 5/10 in three overs while Dindyal took 2/8 to lead the rout.
In a West Bank Demerara zone fixture at Belle Vue ground, La Grange Secondary prevailed in a nail biting match against Vreed en Hoop Secondary. Batting first, La Grange made 96 all out in 14.3 overs. Mohindranauth Gopaul took 3/16 and Chris Balgobin had 2/26 bowling for Vreed en Hoop.
In reply, Vreed en Hoop was dismissed for 89 in 13.2 overs. Jason Holder top scored with 14. Bowling for La Grange, Prakish Surujpaul had 4/19 and Raul Phillips took 2/15
The NSSCL will continue today in the East Coast Demerara zone with Cummings Lodge Secondary facing Golden Grove Secondary at Enterprise Community Development Centre from 12:00 noon.