Annandale advance to final

Annandale Secondary demolished Hope Secondary School by an innings and nine runs which earned them enough points to progress to the final of the RDC/Lloyd Britton/Devcon Construction/REO Region Four Inter-Secondary Schools competition.
Playing at the Lusignan Ground, Annandale Secondary posted 103 all out in 29.2 overs as Chanderpaul Ramraj (28) and Romel Datterdeen (20) top scored in the first innings while Amir Mohammed was the standout of the bowlers for the opposition with 3-2.
He was supported by Denzil Wilson and Troy Simpson, who both picked up two wickets each.
In reply, Hope Secondary stumbled to 57 all out in 18.1 overs. Daniel Prashad claimed 3-10 as Rahuldev Vivakanand was the only batsman to reach double figures with 11.
With a lead of 46 runs, the follow-on was not avoided which meant Hope Secondary had another chance to clear the deficit.
That went horribly wrong for them, as they were 37-9 at the close of play. Joshua Blackman starred with the ball this time as he finished with 4-11 while Mohammed had 3-6.
Meanwhile, Friendship and Diamond will clash in the second semi-final to see who join Annandale to battle for top honours.
Over at the Everest Ground, Soesdyke won the toss against Friendship and chose to bat, but were bowled out for 39 in 7.1 overs.
No batsman reached double figures as Rondel Kattow picked up 3-3, Damion Smith 3-8 and Prince Forde 3-22.
Friendship posted 97-6 and intelligently declared with some time left in the day. The 16 overs they batted saw Adrian Lim top score with 44 even as Kenroy December had 3-13 and John Blair, 2-11.
At the close of play, Friendship was well on top as Soesdyke straddled along with 60-5 in seven overs. Kattow once again had figures of 3-3.



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