Patentia Secondary School’s male and female teams on Monday advanced to the semi-finals of the Forbes Burnham Foundation Easter Term Windball cricket competition.
Playing at the National Gymnasium, the teams advanced by virtue of winning their zone as the L’Aventure fell victim to Patentia in their boys encounter.
Batting first, L’Aventure posted 79-3. Ravin Paramdeo top scored with 27 and was supported by Jagdesh Ramdehol with 22.
In reply Patentia eased to the target with Maniram Singh missing out on a half century and Emanuel Benn making 31 putting them on course to better their performance last year where they finished runners-up.
Meanwhile in the girls’ division Qaedada Fraser hammered 60 and Hemmatie Persaud (26) but Patentia fell short of the 113 run target set by Goed Fortuin as they fell for 93.
Goed Fortuin’s top scorer was Tilleychia Forde with 63 while Celine Liverpool scored 36.
L’Aventure returned to dismantle the elated Goed Fortuin who managed 112-1 from their five overs. Liverpool smashed 56 while Tatianna Forrester contributed 33. In reply, Abigail Corbin blasted 77 to lead her side to the target.
However, Patentia bounced back to beat L’Aventure by nine wickets. Batting first L’Aventure were led by Abigail Corbin’s 80 and Sara Hughes (16) which saw them reaching 126-1.
However Sara Lakeram (42) and Fraser (38) ensured Patentia win and top the zone.
Veteran coach, Garvin Nedd paid a visit to the venue and shared some of his vast knowledge to the youngsters especially in the biomechanics of bowling.
Nedd, speaking to Stabroek Sports indicated that his love for the game and the fire in him to see the development of young talent is what motivates him to reach the kids.