Benjamin leads NATI to Mogu Mogu Inter-Secondary schools title

New Amsterdam Technical Institute stormed to the Mogu Mogu inter secondary schools title

A pulsating half century from New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) skipper, Garfield Benjamin spurred his side to a 173-run win over Lower Corentyne to take the Region Six, Berbice Cricket Board Mogu Mogu Inter-Secondary Schools title.

At the Area H ground, Lower Corentyne won the toss and decided to field as NATI raced to 223-7 from their 30 overs. In turn, Lower Corentyne  could only muster 50 all out from 12 overs.

Playing under glorious sunshine, Benjamin stroked 88 with his side losing R. Ramkishun for four early in the innings, Benjamin partnered with Brandon Stuart to put on 103 for the third wicket with Stuart contributing 40. Stephen Kamuladin chipped in with 21 as Damien Cecil copped 2-34 and offspinner, Vjay Gopilall grabbed 2-35 from their five overs.

In reply, Neil Tikuram was the only player to reach double figures with 10 as Bryon Persaud bagged 4-22 while Simon Naidu picked up 4-19 with his left arm spin.

BCB President Hilbert Foster hailed the Region 6 Tournament as an overwhelming success and congratulated NATI on being crowned the Champion School for the Region. Foster hailed the contribution of Sueria Manufacturing and its CEO Frank Sanichara towards the development of Berbice Cricket. The Company also sponsored four Sub- Association 20/20 Cricket Tournaments under the Magic Moments brand. Foster pledged to the youths, that as long as he remains President of the Berbice Cricket Board, Cricket would be played at all levels in the Ancient County.

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