L’Aventure Among Semi-Finalists
L’ Aventure sounded an ominous warning to their rivals when they upset favourites Friendship to advance to the semi-finals of the 19th Annual Easter Term Schools Windball Cricket Championships which is being sponsored by the National Sports Commission (NSC) / Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sport (MCYS) and Al Sport & Tour Promotions.
When play in the competition continued on Tuesday evening at the National Gymnasium 3 other teams (Queenstown Secondary, Central High and Covent Garden) registered wins to join L’Aventure in the last four.
L’Aventure defeated Friendship by 9 wickets. L’Aventure with two national junior players in their line-up won the toss and invited Friendship to take first strike and they restricted the opposition to 60-2 with Teroilla Abrams 22 and Tatiana August 17, being the principal scorers. Tishana Douglas took 1-14. L’Aventure in their turn at the middle made 63-1. Douglas came back with the bat to stroke an unbeaten 40.
Queenstown Secondary beat Guyana Education Trust College by 9 wickets. Guyana Education Trust College made 95-2 with M. Bennett hitting 46. Nekeisha Fernandes grabbed 2-38. Queenstown Secondary replied with 96-1. Eshana Jordon 54, Shyanne Subrattie 25.
Covent Garden eased past School of the Nations by 10 wickets. School of the Nations, who were making their return to the sport after a five-year absence batted first and scored 64-4 with Eusaphalenie Neeranjan scoring 26. For Covent Garden, Nandy Laundry picked up 2-25. Covent Garden in reply, reached 65-0, Esther Barker hit an unbeaten 48.
Nine-time champions Covent Garden, 3-time champions IBE and 1-time champions L’Aventure along with Monar Educational Institute Region 3, Queenstown Secondary all recorded wins.
Covent Garden beat GETC by 61 runs. Led by a solid knock of 90 from Shameer Fazal, Covent Garden was propelled to 111-2. Kareem Norton 2-13. Guyana Education Trust College in their response were then bowled out for 50 with K Norton 14, Gregory Abrams 11. Mark Rhobe took 3-6, Sean Hernandaz 3-12 and S Fazal 2-28.
IBE then cruised past School of the Nations by 37 runs. IBE made 108-0 with Brian Sattaur hitting 86. School of the Nations replied with 71-1. Lyndon Darway hit 42 and Latesh Narine 10.
Monar beat Bladen Hall by 20 runs. Monar 90-0, Julius Jones 65, Donnick Rodney 10. Bladen Hall playing in their first tournament made 70-2 with Rajendra Karnauth 46.
L’Aventure defeated GITC by 8 wickets. GITC 69-3, Keron Chance 48. Travis Cato 2-26. L’Aventure 71-2, Anil Kayume 36, Colwyn Reedon 18, T Cato 15.