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Mohammed, Deojit are top school cricketers
Akeel Mohammed and Reshmi Deojit won the top male and female cricketer of the year awards yesterday, when the Powergen Secondary Schools Cricket League held its award ceremony entitled Celebrating Achievement at the Couva/Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, Couva. Both Mohammed and Deojit guided their schools to titles this season. Mohammed’s ASJA Boys’ College won the championship division title, while Deojit was part of the Cedros Secondary team which won the girls open crown.
Mohammed scored 442 runs during the season at an average of 49.10, scoring one century and two half centuries. He won the player of the round award in round three after scoring 189 against Preysal Secondary in the league competition. Mohammed also won the player of the round award in the following round, when he struck 86 and took one wicket against St Mary’s.
In the girls T20 tournament, Deojit was an integral part of Cedros’ championship run. Cedros defeated Cunupia High by five wickets on May 9 at Guaracara Park in the final.
Also receiving male cricketer of the year awards were Jeron Maniram, Shaquille McDavid, D’Angelo Sanaise and Jason Batson. Shania Augustus, Reniece Boyce, Rosemarie Samaroo and Raquel Bissoon won female cricketer of the year awards. Delivering the feature address, William Wallace, manager of the senior national football team encouraged the young cricketers to dream big. Wallace said: “You young cricketers, those of you with a dream in your heart, you have to take risks, positive ones. Dream beyond the imaginable in order to achieve success beyond the attainable.” He added: “Your vision of your future as a cricketer must not be confined in a suffocating box of limitations. How do move from being just good to great? The good news is that the power of greatness lives within each of us.”
Wallace stated that in life sometimes your biggest challenge is yourself. “Many times your opponent is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team in the next dressing room, your opponent is yourself. There would be times when you feel that life has dealt you an unfortunate hand, but accept the faith and move on.”
CRICKETERS OF THE YEAR
Reshmi Deojit - Cedros Secondary (Top Winner)
Shania Augustus - Holy Faith Convent
Reniece Boyce - El Dorado West Secondary
Rosemarie Samaroo - Cunupia Secondary
Raquel Bissoon - ASJA College, Charlieville
Akeel Mohammed - ASJA Boys’ College, San Fernando (Top Winner)
Jeron Maniram - Barrackpore West Secondary
Shaquille McDavid - El Dorado East Secondary
D’Angelo Sanaise - ASJA Boys’ College, San Fernando
Jason Batson - St Mary’s College
SCHOOL OF THE YEAR - Vishnu Boys Hindu College
1 Queen’s Royal College
2 Vishnu Boys’ Hindu College
1 Trinity College East
2 Fatima College
1 Couva East Secondary
2 East Mucurapo Secondary
1 Cedros Secondary
2 Cunupia Secondary
1 ASJA Boys’ College
2 St Mary’s College
1 Vishnu Boys’ College
2 Hillview Boys’ College
1 Barrackpore West Secondary
2 Carapichaima East Secondary
1 Couva East Secondary School
2 St Benedict’s College
Girls Hard Ball Competition
1 East Zone
2 Central Zone
Girls Hard Ball North/South Competition
1 North Zone
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