El Dorado East Secondary will start their PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket League (SSCL) InterCol title defence today, against past champions Presentation College Chaguanas, in the second round of the knock-out competition, at Honeymoon Park, El Dorado, from 11 a.m..
“El Do” have retained some of their players from last season who led them to their first InterCol T20 title, and will be confident of overcoming “Pres”, who defeated them in their only other appearance in the T20 final in 2008.
Shaquille McDavid, who guided El Do to the win over Barataria South Secondary last year with an unbeaten 58, will lead the charge for the defending champions, along with hard-hitting batsman Kyle Ramoutar and skipper Ewart Nicholson.
“Pres” will be banking on their experienced players--like allrounder Bryan Charles, opening batsman Kamil Pooran and left-arm orthodox bowler Emilo Gopaul—to help them overcome the champs.
(All matches start at 11 a.m.)
Trinity College East vs Iere High School, Trincity
Princes Town West Secondary vs Union Claxton Bay Secondary, Princes Town
Naparima College vs Fatima College, Wilson Road Ground
El Dorado East Secondary vs Presentation College Chaguanas, Honeymoon Park
Vishnu Boys Hindu College vs Barataria South Secondary, Esmeralda Recreation Ground
Barrackpore West Secondary vs Shiva Boys Hindu College, Barrackpore
Carapichaima East Secondary vs St Mary’s College, Balmain Cricket Ground