Diamond stormed to a 65-run win over Friendship Secondary to claim the 2017/2018 Guyana Cricket Board/Demerara Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited/National Sport Commission/National Secondary School Cricket League East Bank Demerara District title.
Played last Sunday at the Everest Ground, the second of two finals; the first seeing Chase beat North Georgetown to win the Georgetown title. In a match reduced from 30 overs to 15, due to intermittent rainfall, Diamond batted first and amassed 146 for 7 off their allotted 15 overs with youth batsman Mavindra Dindyal opening the batting and blazing a pugnacious 86.
Bowling for Friendship Secondary, Jonathan Jagdeo grabbed 3 for 25, while Prince Forde, Damion Smith, Elisha Crawford and Zameer Parairt each took a wicket. However, their team was not able to chase down a gettable target and folded for 81 off 14 of their 15 allotted overs.
Sherven Henry top scored with 32, while Elisha Crawford chipped in with 23 as Philip McTurk from Diamond snatched 4 for 10 with ideal support from Joash Charles 4-14 and a wicket each for Krishna Singh and Katton.
Diamond Secondary now enter the countrywide play-offs, with their next encounter being against the Highway District champions.