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Georgetown Secondary bags Cricket title

Georgetown Secondary bags Cricket title

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It was as easy as “kiss hand” for the Georgetown Secondary School as they were handed the 2007 United Insurance Secondary Schools Cricket title and the cash prize of $500.

This was thanks to the benevolence of the Petit Bordel Secondary who turned up at the Sion Hill Playing Field last week Thursday to participate rather than compete.{{more}}

Chasing down 148 to win, Georgetown did so without much effort reaching 148 for the loss of three wickets. Victory was achieved at 3:34 pm, when top scorer Wayne Harper pulled Joel Williams to the mid wicket boundary off the first ball of the 34th over.

Harper made 65 not out, hitting the boundary ropes fives times and cleared it on two occasions. His efforts earned him the Player of the Final Award.

He shared in a 74 run third wicket partnership with Desron Lavia who made 26. The two moved the score from 23 when Georgetown lost two wickets at that total to 97.

Wayne shared in another half century stand of 51 with Teran Harper, who struck 16.

Petit Bordel’s cause was not helped as their supporters were unkind to them, bellowing words of discouragement and at times distasteful comments.

The students from the North Leeward institution got a culture shock at the improved venue and found it difficult to pierce the vast outfield, whilst not taking advantage of the extra balls served up by the Georgetown bowlers.

Petit Bordel were aided by 28 extras, which included 25 wides, yet only Kesrick Williams made any score of significance. He made 33 and Kenroy Lewis assisted with19.

Teran Harper 2 for 23 and Chesley Jacobs 2 for 28 were Georgetown’s key wicket takers as Petit Bordel struggled to reach 147 for 8 of their allotment of 40 overs.

For captain of the Georgetown team, Dellorn Johnson, it was victory well deserved as they “worked hard for it”.

Personally, it was a crowning moment for him, having been on the team since he entered that institution in 2002. The 17-year-old left handed medium fast bowler saw it as a farewell gift for him, as he is spending his last year at the school, as well as a revenge for a loss Petit Bordel inflicted on them in the 2004 final.

But it was Barrouallie Secondary players that walked away with major individual awards. Marcus John copped the awards for the most runs 293 and the player with the highest individual score, 136. He made the ton against the St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua in the Quarter final.

Anneal Stephens also of the Barrouallie Secondary captured the most wickets, 17, while Mc Teil Lavia of the Petit Bordel Multi Purpose Centre recorded the best bowling analysis 7 for 44.

Twenty-three schools including the multi purpose centres participated in the competition.

Georgetown won Zone A, St. Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua topped Zone B, with the St. Vincent Grammar School emerging ahead of the pack from Zone C, while losing finalist the Petit Bordel were Zone D winner.

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