Season star Maria La Foucade with 182 and four wickets powered Guayaguayare RC into primary school cricket history at the 2016 Atlantic National Primary Schools Girls Finals held at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday June 17, overcoming San Francique Presbyterian by a record 250 runs.
All eyes were on La Foucade with her prolific batting against the San Francique side, in what has been described as the one of the most one-sided finals in the history of the tournament.
La Foucade demonstrated that her runs all season leading up to the finals were no stroke of luck. Coming into the Finals, she had struck 193 against Marac Baptist and also racked up an unbeaten 79 in the semi-finals. In the Finals, La Foucade and her partner Aniaya Roberts, 46, took their team to an amazing 287 for one wicket in 20 overs. La Foucade knocked 23 sixes and seven fours, and when Guayaguayare’s innings were all over, so was the game, even before San Francique replied.
Roberts, who has also been having a great season, struck four fours and a six in support of her partner.
When San Francique replied, they scored 37 runs with Rianna Bajnath getting six runs as a top score. As bowler, La Foucade claim four wickets for eight runs, adding to her four in the semis, while Julianna Ramnath snared three for seven and Keianna McKain two wickets for just one run.
Atlantic National Primary Schools Cricket League – Girls Finals
GUAYAGUAYARE RC 287/1 (20 overs) – Maria La Foucade 182, Aniaya Roberts 46 vs SAN FRANCIQUE PRIMARY 37 (12 overs) – Rianna Bajnath 6; Maria La Foucade 4/8, Julianna Ramnath 3/7, Keianna McKain 2/1. Guayaguayare RC won by 250 runs.