Covent Garden, IPE Unbeaten
Covent Garden Secondary made an impressive start to the Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport (MCYS) / National Sports Commission (NSC) / Al Sport & Tour Promotions Inter-Schools Female Windball Cricket Tournament after beating Camille’s Institute of Business & Science Studies by 4 runs.
Played at the National Park Tarmac, Covent Garden led by a record opening partnership between Kaysia Schultz (48*) and Marcia Singh (29*) reached 99-0 off the allotted 6 overs.
Camille’s Institute for Business & Science Studies (CIBSS) in their reply ended on 95-3 with Leanna Gilkes 23, Genell Clenkion 19 and Teresa Garnett 11, being the principal scorers.
Institute of Professional Studies then defeated Young Women’s Christian Association by 9 wickets.
Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) who was making their return to the competition after an absence of 15 years batted first and made 48-4 with Mackesha Ramalho 10, the topscorer.
Institute of Professional Education (IPE) replied with 52-1, Cynthia Rampersaud 37.
Covent Garden returned the next day to beat North Georgetown Secondary School by 55 runs.
Covent Garden taking first strike erased their own record for the first wicket when openers Singh and Schultz compiled 110-0. M. Singh 55*, K. Schultz 49*.
North Georgetown Secondary School (NGSS) who was also out of the sport since 1996 in their turn at the crease were restricted to 55-5 when the overs expired. Keisha Gordon hit a top-score of 18, while Ashaye Sandy contributed 17.
IPE then registered a comfortable 9 wickets triumph over CIBSS.
CIBSS 57-2, Dianna Persaud 11, Leanna Gilkes 11, Genell Clenkion 13. IPE replied with 58-1, Ashile Mohan 27, Lilawattie Persaud 11.
YMCA beat NGSS by 17 runs. YWCA 76-4, Omica Gibson 19, Tandeika Kirton 10. NGSS 59-2, Bibi Anloo 18, K Gordon 14.
Meanwhile, in the inaugural U-13 triangular Windball cricket tournament, Queen’s College won the title after defeating IPE in the final.Tutorial High, also participated in the competition.