The Lower Corentyne Secondary School and Central Corentyne Secondary schools have booked their semi-final place after defeating Port Mourant Secondary and Manchester High respectively, in the first round of the RHTYSC/GBTI under-15 tournament. Playing at the Area ‘H’ ground, both matches were affected by the rain and reduced to 20 overs per side. Central Corentyne batting first against Manchester High scored 112, all off their allotted overs with Jaawan King, 25, Shawn Campbell, 13 and Govindra Sydney, 12, being the principle scorers.
Bowling for Manchester, Samuel Lowe claimed five wickets for 30 runs, Sudesh Ghamandie 2 for 25 and Lynden Lowell 2 for 13. In reply, Manchester needing to score a revised target of 57 off ten overs after a heavy shower were 41 for 7 when the overs expired. Lovell top scored with 10 while Ryan Ragnauth 2 for 10, John Mankarran 2 for 3 and Sydney 2 for 9 were the best bowlers for Central Corentyne.
Port Mourant Secondary School was shot out for a paltry 44 in 16.3 overs by Lower Corentyne Secondary as only A Singh with 17 reached double figures. K. Harapaul 4 wickets for 2 runs, G Kempadoo 2 for 5 and R Kasinanth 2 for 6 were outstanding with the ball for Lower Corentyne who in reply, reached 46 for 4 in 10 overs to win by 6 wickets. Kempadoo returned with the bat to top score with 13 not-out while Junior Sinclair scored 12. D Nandram claimed 2 wickets for 10 runs in a losing case.
In the semi-finals, JC Chandisingh will clash with Winfred Gaskin Secondary while Lower Corentyne will play Central Corentyne Secondary School. The finals are set for Thursday, March 13 at the Area ‘H’ Ground.