All-rounder Aaliyah Boodram turned in a scintillating performance last weekend to give Cunaripo Presbyterian a 31-run win over Eastern Girls at Four Roads Recreation Ground in Diego Martin, in the “Round of 16” stage of the Atlantic National Primary Schools Cricket League.
Meanwhile, at the Buggy Haynes Ground in Parlatuvier, Sangre Grande Hindu toppled Parlatuvier AC.
In the Cunaripo Presbyterian match, Boodram smacked 31 runs and then returned to capture three wickets to lead her school to victory.
Cunaripo won the toss and decided to take first strike. Boodram with 31 and J’lan Lobai 30 took them to a very competitive 185 all out in 19 of their allotted 20 overs. Sherelle Mitchell tried her best to restrict Cunaripo and returned her best ever bowling performance of 5/41. She was ably assisted by Tylene Young who took two wickets for 40 runs.
Eastern Girls took to the crease to attempt an overhaul of the target however Boodram proved too much with 3/44, as they were bowled out for 154 runs. Safiya Emanuel started the destruction and finished with 3/22. Batting for Eastern Girls, Tylene Young scored 25 and so to did Breana Smith.
In the weekend’s other match which was played in Tobago, Parlatuvier AC took first strike and was restricted to 59 for seven of 15 overs. Leading the way for them was A Quashie with 11 runs. The pick of the bowlers for Sangre Grande was Aidan Lakhansingh who took three wickets for seven runs in three overs.
When Sangre Grande took to the crease Vasant Singh held them together with 11 runs and eventually they got to victory at 60 for three wickets with an over to spare.
Sangre Grande will now go into action in the national quarter-finals which will be played on Tuesday at a venue to be decided.
ATLANTIC NATIONAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS CRICKET LEAGUE SCORES
At Four Roads Rec: Cunaripo Pres 185 all out (19)(Aaliyah Boodram 31, J’lan Lobai 30, Sherelle Mitchell 5/41, Tylene Young 2/40) vs Eastern Girls 154 all out (Tylene Young 25, Breana Smith 25, Safiya Emanuel 3/22, Aaliyah Boodram 3/44) – Cunaripo Pres won by 31 runs.
At Buggy Haynes Rec: Parlatuvier AC 59/7 (15ovs) (A Quashie 11, Aidan Lakhansingh 3/7) vs Sangre Grande Hindu 60/3 (14ovs)(Vasant Singh 11) – Sangre Grande Hindu won by 7 wkts.