A brilliant all round performance by Maria La Foucade handed Guayaguayare the championship for the South Eastern Girls Division of the Atlantic National Primary Schools Cricket League.
A good crowd was on to witness what was expected to be a keenly contested finals between Guayaguayare and Marac Baptist, but La Foucade, who has represented T&T at windball cricket, decided to make it one of the most one-sided finals in the history of the South Eastern division.
Batting first, Guayaguayare rattled up an impressive 310 without loss of 20 overs. La Foucade was hitting everything out of sight and finished with an unbeaten score of 193. Her partner at the other end Anaya Roberts was a mere spectator during the innings but still carved out 78 not out.
Marac still reeling from running ball all over the place, took to the crease and was routed for just 36 runs – losing by a huge margin of 274 runs. La Foucade was the chief destroyer with four wickets, making this contest all her own.
In the Boys Division, Guayaguayare continued the celebrations as they defeated St. Mary’s Government by 124 runs in the final on Thursday (May 12) at the Shell Ground.
Michael Grant was the toast of the school, as he turned in a great all round performance. Firstly he scored an unbeaten 55 and together with Isiah Hyman 41, took Guayaguayare to 148/2 of their allotted 25 overs. He then took the ball and was almost unplayable taking five wickets for eight runs, as St. Mary’s could reply with only 24 all out.
South Eastern Girls final scores:
At Killdeer Recreation ground: Guayaguayare Girls RC 310/0 (20ovs) (Maria La Foucade 193 not out, Anaya Roberts 78 not out) vs Marac Baptist 36 all out – Guayaguayare won by 274 runs.
South Eastern Boys final scores:
At Shell Ground: Guayaguayare RC 148/3 (25) (Michael Grant 55no, Isiah Hyman 41) vs St. Mary’s Gov’t 24 all out (Michael Grant 5/8) – Guayaguayare won by 124 runs.