– Berbice High and New Amsterdam Secondary off to winning startsWEST Demerara Secondary School dethroned Patentia Secondary School in their zone final encounter recently when the 2016 edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) National Secondary School Cricket League (NSSCL) continued.Playing at Belle Vue ground, West Demerara were bowled out for 78 in 17.4 overs. Ryan Seecharran with 18 was the principle scorer. Hemraj Persuad had impressive figures of 6-18, while Wazim Rohaman claimed 2-13, bowling for Patentia.Patentia in reply fell for just 51 in 12.5 overs. Peter Williams was the only batsman to reach double figures for the defending champions. Daneshwar Kowlessar was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 5-17 to spur his team to victory. Aaron Seepersaud had 3-14.In the New Amsterdam/Canje zone, Berbice High School thumped Tutorial Academy by ten wickets at BHS ground. Tutorial Academy batted first and were dismissed for 94 in 17 overs. Joshua Singh top scored with 38. Alex Algoo took 4-12 and Bryan Mahadeo claimed 3-17.Berbice High then raced to 96 without loss off just seven overs, with Algoo returning with the bat to smash a pugnacious 72, with four fours and five maximums, while Mahadeo contributed 17.At Rose Hall Canje ground, New Amsterdam Secondary registered a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Vryman’s Erven. Vryman’s Erven were restricted to 67 all out in 24.3 overs. Reuben Latcha took 4-13. He received support from Jayden Narine (3-20) and Nicholas Haywood (2-24).New Amsterdam Secondary then replied with 68-2 in 12.4 overs to complete an easy victory.The NSSCL will continue on Tuesday.