Cummings Lodge Secondary found themselves cruising to victory last weekend as they were competing in the finals of the Goodwood Racing Service and P&P Insurance Brokers-sponsored Schoolboys tape-ball cricket competition.
Seven secondary school teams from the coastland came out to put on a show. In the first match-up, Annandale Secondary racked up 123 in their six overs and managed to restrict IAE to 39. In the second match-up, Trust College took care of Sophia Special’s total in just 5.3 overs to win the encounter. Later on, North Georgetown defeated RBI, with North Georgetown posting 78 in their six overs. RBI fell short with a total of 69. In the last of the group stage, Cummings Lodge had an impressive win by 42 runs after putting 83 runs on the scorecard, which St John ’s College failed to make.
The semis saw North Georgetown and Sophia going head to head. Sophia fell short of the 61-run target with a total of only 28. As expected, Cummings Lodge dominated their semi, chasing down Annandale’s 71-run target.
Playing at the D’Urban Park tarmac, in a final that seemed like déjà vu, North Georgetown Secondary had the opportunity to bat first and registered a total of 48 from their allotted six overs. Cummings Lodge, however, stormed the pitch when it was their turn to bat, knocking down the total in just 4.5 overs.
The competition was organised by Royal Tape Ball Academy and coordinated by James Lewis.