Central High School from Guyana came up short today against Sedbergh School from England at the Friendship ground in Hothersal Turning, St. Michael, as the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Under-19 Tournament continued at various venues across the island.
In the 40-overs a side game, Sedbergh won the toss and chose to field, and after limiting Central High to 124 all out, they made 125 for four in 32 overs to win by six wickets.
The English lads had Central High School in trouble rather early with three wickets down for a mere 18 runs after just seven overs.
Medium pacer Charlie Parker did the early damage and Central High never bounced back despite the best efforts of Shivraj Permanand who made 26 and Hakeem David who chipped in with 17.
Central High generally had a slow run-rate, and after 16 overs they were 60 for five after Tim Raglan came on and took two quick wickets. Both Raglan and Parker finished the innings with excellent bowling figures. Raglan took four wickets for 23 runs in eight overs and Parker finished with three wickets for 31 runs in seven overs.
When it was Sedbergh’s turn to bat they started off rather cautiously with 16 runs coming off seven overs, but unlike Central High, who had three wickets down at that stage for 18 runs, the Sedbergh openers had not been parted.
After 16 overs, Sedbergh were 65 runs with three wickets down but they were never fazed as all-rounders Tim Raglan made 32 runs not out and Charlie Parker made 15 not out to give them a well deserved victory.
Garfield Deroche was the pick of the Central High School bowling, taking two wickets for 21 runs off four overs.
Tomorrow, in round five matches, Dominica Schools play against Powergen Penal Sports Club out of Trinidad and Tobago at Inch Marlow, BCL Juniors play against Queen’s Park Club of Trinidad and Tobago at Greens, Pinelands Cricket Academy play against Foundation School and Barrackpore East Secondary School play against New Amsterdam Combined of Guyana at Gall Hill. (ML)