Crucial clashes today in SSCL
With two game left in the Premier Division of the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League, it looks like new champions could be crowned.
The penultimate round of the tournament bowls off at 10 a.m. today with the two promoted teams Vishnu Boys Hindu College and Barrackpore West Secondary along with Princes Town West Secondary all in a tight battle for the top spot.
Vishnu Boys lead the ten-team standings with 100 points, three more than second placed Barrackpore and eight better than third placed Princes Town.
The defending champions, who defeated the leaders by 21 runs on the back of leg-spinning all-rounder Jesse Bootan’s 48 and four for 28, are currently fifth on the standings with 84 points but their chances of retaining the trophy are very slim.
Vishnu tackle seventh-placed Naparima Boys College in their penultimate match of the League today at Wilson Road in Penal while Barrackpore hosts Princes Town in Barrackpore and Hillview face eighth placed Trinity College at Honeymoon Park, El Dorado.
At the other end of the table Fatima College, El Dorado East Secondary and Trinity College East are fighting to avoid relegation.
Fatima and “El Do” meet at Fatima Ground today in what will be a must win for both sides.
In the Championship Division, ASJA Boys San Fernando currently lead the table with 116 points, three more than second place St Mary’s College.
The “Saints” will be going for their seventh consecutive win of the season when they face seventh place Preysal Secondary at CIC Ground in St Clair today while ASJA Boys’ game against Barataria South Secondary has been postponed.
Iere High School will also have a bye today after Union Claxton Bay Secondary pulled out of the competition.
The final round of matches take place on Thursday.
All matches bowl off at 10 a.m.
Today’s PowerGen SSCL fixtures
(All matches bowl off at 10 a.m.)
Fatima College vs El Dorado East Sec, Fatima Ground
Naparima Boys College vs Vishnu Boys Hindu College, Wilson Road
Carapichiama East Sec vs Presentation College Chaguanas, Carapichaima Ground
Barrackpore West Sec vs Princes Town West Sec, Barrackpore Ground
Hillview College vs Trinity College East, Honeymoon Park
Cowen Hamilton Sec vs Shiva Boys’ Hindu College, Cowen Ground
St Mary’s College vs Preysal Secondary, Serpentine Road
Presentation College San Fernando vs Toco Secondary, Union Hall