Hope Secondary staged an impressive comeback after their shocking defeat in the semi-final round to take third place in the inaugural REO Inter School Cricket Competition on Thursday afternoon.
After suffering a loss at the hands of Annandale Secondary, the youngsters from hope pledged to put on their A game in order to make their schoolmates and supporters proud.
With the game reduced to 5 overs per side owing to rains in the earlier part of the day, the Hope boys set out to bat first and took a special liking to Friendship Secondary’s bowling attack.
Daniel Mohan and Joshua Blackman top scored for the optimistic Hope side with 23 and 22 runs apiece. With significant contributions from the remainder of the team, Hope made it to 171-9. Zameer Paranaut took three critical wickets whilst his teammate Jeremiah Benjamin took two.
In reply, the Friendship boys couldn’t seem to form the partnerships that they so badly needed. With Adrian Lim’s top score of 31, the Friendship team only made it to 89 runs before they were bowled out by Hope. Deosarran Narine was the star with the ball in hand, picking up 6 wickets.
The finals of the Inter school competition goes down today at the Everest cricket club ground with Annandale Secondary and Diamond Secondary going head to head for the inaugural title. The first ball is expected to bowl off at 10hrs.