Primary Schools Windball Championship
The Berbice leg of the 15th annual nationwide Primary Schools windball championships opened earlier this week with several reams recording wins in the Upper Corentyne zone at the Skeldon Community Centre ground.
The five-overs, 11-a-side competition is a collaborative effort of the National Sports Commission, Ministries of Sport and Education, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company, and AL Sport and Tour Promotions.
In the Girls category, Number 59 Primary batted first and made 34 without loss, but Corriverton knocked off the target, reaching 35-1 with Yamene Seawar getting 15 and Naigela Senarine 10.
Number 48 defeated Number 43 by nine wickets. Number 43 made 28-2 with Carla Forde making 14, while Number 48 responded by making 29-1 with Gomattie Jairam scoring 13. In the other female game, Number 68 got the better of Skeldon.
In the Boys division, Number 59 raced to 53-0 for a ten-wicket win over Number 43, who made 49-1 batting first, while Skeldon racked up 70-2 with Teren Shiwander making 19, before restricting New Market to 40-2 with Tejmal Rajkumar contributing 19.
Antonio February (3-7) and Malando Welch (2-2) bowled well to limit Number 56 Primary to 43-6, before Michael Pitman (15) and February (11) led Corriverton to victory at 46-2.
In the other male contest, Number 48 Primary posted 50-2 with Devendra Ramdeen getting 14 and Parvadan Hulasie snaring 2-7. Number 68 in reply made 40-3.
Meanwhile, action in the Upper East Bank zone also commenced last week with numerous games at the Timehri Red ground.
In the Girls’ semi-finals, Soesdyke and Timehri defeated Supply and St Mary’s respectively to move into the final.
In the semi-final one, Supply batted first and put up 38-2 with Shanelle Persaud scoring 17, to which Soesdyke responded with 39-0 with Jessica Saywanth and Christine Hodgson making 17 and 11 respectively.
In the other ‘final four’ game, St Mary’s tallied 27-7 with Jessica Basdeo taking 3-4 and Ashanna Jaundeo 3-3. Jaundeo returned to score 11 as Timehri made roared to victory at 28-1.
Below are the summarised scores from the two Boys games.
Timehri defeated Kuru Kuru by four runs. Timehri 53-5 (Rondell Heywood 20, Charles Benjamin 18) Kuru Kuru 49-5 (Kenroy James 14, Rondell Heywood two wickets).
St Mary’s defeated Supply by 11 runs. St Mary’s 77-1 (Rawle Douglas 34, Sachin Mohanlall 34*) Supply 66-2 (Richard Ramsaywack 36).