Cedros Secondary clinched their first PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League Girls Open Division Twenty20 title with a dominant five-wicket win over Cunupia Secondary in the final at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre, yesterday.
Player of the Match Daniella Seepersad and ‘Best Bowler’ of the final Keshelle James set up the big win for Cedros. James grabbed four wickets for just 14 runs from 3.3 overs as they dismissed Cunupia for 90 of 19.3 overs before Seepersad slammed 43 to lead her team to to 93 for five off eight overs.Seepersad ended with one for 14 off her four overs while Alisha Ali had three for ten off four overs when they dismissed Cunupia.
In reply, Cedros romped to their target, with Seepersad and James again leading the way. Seepersad hit four sixes and three fours in a 73-run stand for the first wicket before she was caught off the bowling of Rosemary Samarroo. James hit one six and two fours in reaching 27 before being run out. But by the time they were out, Cedros were already well on their way to victory.
Earlier Cunupia Secondary never really got going when they batted first. They lost Amrita Bissoon early, bowled by Daniella Seepersad in third over with just 17 runs on the board. Some tight bowling from Ali kept the runs down and the bowler was rewarded with two wickets in the 17 over when she bowled the Cunupia top-scorer Bernadine Parris for 14 before sending back Philicia Williams for a first ball duck.
James finished off the demolition job with the ball and then proceeded to dominate with the bat to deliver victory for her team. Seepersad was also named ‘Best Batsman’ of the final while Antonia Sealy was the ‘Best Fielder’.
The Girls’ game was the first match of a SSCL T20 double header at Guaracara Park yesterday. The second game was between Barrackpore West Secondary and Carapichaima East Secondary for the Boys’ InterCol T20 trophy.
Cunupia Secondary 90 (19.3 overs) (Bernadine Parris 14, Sapphire Douglas 13, Kavita Rajkumar 10; Keshelle James 4/14, Alisha Ali 3/10, Nasha St Louis 1/12, Daniella Seepersad 1/14) vs Cedros Secondary 93-5 (8 overs) (Daniella Seepersad 43, Keshelle James 27; Rosemary Samaroo 3/18)
—Cedros won by five wickets