Hillview College repeated as champions of the PowerGen Secondary Schools Cricket Council league when they inflicted a massive 211-run victory over Barrackpore West Secondary at Barrackpore yesterday.
Trailing second place Naparima College by three points going into this
final game, Hillview batted first and scored 272 for five 35 overs, with centuries from West Indies under-19 players Kirstan Kallicharan and Keagan Simmons. Kallicharan who has been in very good form this season smacked a rapid 118, while Simmons, who scored a century for the Windies at the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year, made 110.
The two found the Barrackpore bowling to their liking and got runs to
all parts of the ground in their rapid century partnership. Knowing fully well that batting points would give them the title, at the end of their innings, they were already crowned champions, even if Barrackpore had chased down the title. Barrackpore had little joy during their bowling effort and the only thing they had to celebrate was a hattrick taken by Ravindra Ramkissoon, who ended with figures of three wickets for nine runs.
Being the champion team they are they Hillview was hell bent on going
for a big time and this they did by bowling out Barrackpore West for a paltry 61. Kareem Muradali grabbed three wickets for three runs, while Jean Phillip Barrie claimed 3/17.
Hillview got 20 points from the win to end the tournament with 127 points,
17 more than Naparima College who finished on 110.
Hillview College 272/5 (35)(Kirstan Kallicharan 118, Keagan Simmons 110, Ravindra Ramkissoon 3/9) vs Barrackpore West Secondary 61 all out (N Seepersad 18, S Mohammed 15, Kareem Muradali 3/3, JP Barrie 3/17) – Hillview won by 211 runs.