Qwedada Fraser smacked 12 sixes on her way to an unbeaten 88, the highest individual score of the tournament so far, to lead Patentia Secondary to victory over L’Aventure Secondary in the female division of the 27th Annual Easter Term Windball cricket tournament.
Played in the National Gymnasium, Patentia raced on to 130-2 from their allotted five overs, while L’Aventure struggled to keep up with the required scoring rate, finishing on 63-3, with Abigail Corbin gathering 26 runs, as Sasha Persaud picked up 2-12.
L’Aventure however snatched a thrilling win over debutants, Goed Fortuin Primary in a four over a -side battle. Batting first L’Aventure smashed 85-2, as Shakira La Cruz blasted 31 not out, and Lashuna Whyte, 22. Goed Fortuin fell one short of the tie, managing 84 from their four overs, as Tilleyciha Forde coasted to 42.
La Grange Primary School edged West Demerara Secondary by three runs in the clash of the debutants. La Grange posted 120-1, courtesy of a fine unbeaten half century by Vasantie Kishore, which included seven sixes, and Tesa McDonald’s 44. Chasing, West Demerara were restricted to 117, despite not losing a wicket, as Bancafina Bodhu found the boundary regularly, on her way to 69 not out.
Meanwhile, in the Boys’ Division, Goed Fortuin fell to West Demerara, after being restricted to 64-3, with Emaunel Danials 35, and Carlton Kingston, 19, led the way. West Demerara raced to 66-2, with Christopher Rambarose scoring a brisk 37, and Christopher Gurdyal , 18.
L’Aventure boys defeated La Grange by eight wickets, making light work of their target of 102 for victory. La Grange were boosted by Kenzie Felix’s unbeaten 47, and Andy Charran’s 19, as good bowling from Tojay Ragnauth which saw them being contained, as he bagged 2-15. In reply, Johnathan Samaroo hammered 44, while Vishal John bashed 20, and Jagdesh Ramdeholl collected 18, as they cruised to victory.
Goed Fortuin suffered a 25 run defeat at the hands of Patentia. Patentia got off to a good start and capitalized off on Marieram Singh’s 52, which included eight sixes, and Imanuel Benn’s 45, to reach 104 from their four overs. Goed Fortuin were only able to reach 79-2, as Satesh Persaud scored 23, and Sherwin Gravesande got 16.
The tournament is sponsored by the Forbes Burnham Foundation and organized by Al Sports.