Aggressive batting by David Scott and responsible batting from Vid Prakash ensured victory for their respective teams in the East Bank District Scotiabank Kiddy Cricket Festival played yesterday at Banks DIH Thirst Park ground.
Game one saw Diamond Primary losing to Supply Primary by 39 runs. Batting first Supply Primary got off to a poor start losing Kenrick Salvador caught behind off the first delivery of the match bowled by Winston Goodrich. It got worse in the second over as Jamal Thomas struck twice in successive balls to leave supply at 10-3 at the end of the over. However, an aggressive 34-run, fifth wicket partnership between David Scott who hit three huge sixes in his top score of 20 and Shane Argyle (8) rebuilt their team’s innings. Captain Eli Allicock also contributed 14 to help his team set a competitive score of 124 off their allotted overs. Bowling for Diamond Jamal Thomas ended with 2-10 and received support from Goodrich who ended with 1-1.
Diamond, in reply, got off to a good start reaching 30-1 from their first three overs. Joint top scorers, opener Goodrich 12 and number three batsman Keanu Coates 12 set Diamond on course for victory. Halfway through the innings it was looking one sided with Diamond well set at 80-3 off five overs.
However in a stunning turnaround, Shanice Williams (3-1), Michelle Marks (2-0) and Brenda Ramascindo (2-2) took the last seven Diamond wickets for a mere five runs as Diamond was shot out for 85.
In the second game which saw the two top teams of Lower East Bank Zone clashing, Providence gained the upper hand over St. Ann’s Primary. Providence batted first and registered 167-6 off their 10 overs. Vid Prakash (15) who scored all his runs in singles by hitting the ball on the ground was the principal scorer.
Shania Magloire was the chief wicket taker for her school with 2-4. In reply St. Ann’s could only manage 141-6 when their overs ended. John Lakhan top scored for St. Ann’s with 10 while extras contributed 18.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the finals of the North Georgetown Zone being played at Demerara Cricket Club ground in Queenstown from 1pm.