Sep 30, 2009, 7:02 AM
St. Mary’s and Campama Lower Basic School recently pulled horns together at the 2011/2012 primary schools finals held at the July 22nd Square in Banjul.
The programme started with the two captains taking the toss. St. Mary’s won the toss and elected to bat and scored 71 runs in their allotted overs and lost 6 wickets, with an average score of 11.83. Muhammed Nyang scored 13 runs the highest, and Mustapha Bah took 2 wickets for 11 runs.
In the second innings, Campama Lower Basic scored 44 runs in their allotted overs, and lost 7 wickets, with an average score of 6.285. St. Mary’s Lower Basic School won the final, and are still champions of the 2011/2012 GCA Primary School League tournament for the second time running.
The president of the association thanked the schools’ head and Physical Education teachers for allowing and preparing the students to participate in the tournament, “as every school that participated is a winner”.
A trophy and cash prize of D2, 000, a cricket set and a certificate were given to the winner, whilst the runners-up went with a certificate, a trophy, a cash prize of D1, 000 and a cricket set. Certificates of participation were also presented to all the schools that took part in the tournament.
The occasion was graced by schoolchildren and covered by the Gambia Radio and Television Services.
The Knockout Competition for Primary Schools will start next week, whilst the secondary schools competitions are in their second rounds, with Brikama Western Coast Region in their semi-final stages for both the senior and lower leagues.