Wesley Hall, Bayley’s and Milton Lynch are into the semi-finals of the Guardian General Insurance-sponsored National Sports Council’s Herman Griffith Primary Schools Cricket Competition.
Today at Bagatelle, St. Thomas, Charles F. Broome batted first against Wesley Hall and made 125 for 8 wickets in their allotted 25 overs. Reuben Agard batted with enterprise to top-score with 39 while Seth Agard chipped in with 27. The capture of his wicket by Wesley Hall was an important moment for the King Street, St Michael team as Agard has shown an ability to take on attacks and score quickly during the tournament.
Also contributing to Charles F. Broome’s batting efforts were Tor Burrowes and Che Bascombe with 17 and 12 respectively. For Wesley Hall, Corey Hoyte bowled well to finish with 3 for 20 while Revaldo Clarke captured two scalps for 29 runs.
In response to Charles F. Broome’s respectable but not overwhelming total, Wesley Hall responded with 127 for six to win by four wickets.The consistent Shamar Forde batted with great aplomb to top-score with 47 while Deondre Scott contributed 17.
In a low-scoring match at Dover, Christ Church, Milton Lynch defeated Cuthbert Moore by six wickets.Milton Lynch’s Dominique Brathwaite bowled brilliantly to register the excellent figures of 5 for 5 and Cuthbert Moore were shot out for a paltry 42. Johan Layne also joined in the debacle by taking three wickets for 12 runs.
Milton Lynch lost four wickets in their run-chase but eventually reached 43 with Layne showing his all-round prowess with 19 not out.
At Bayfield, St. Philip, the juggernaut from the east, Bayley’s Primary, restricted St. Christopher to 63 for five in their allocated overs and then romped to 65 for 2 to win convincingly by eight wickets.Jemar Garnes with 15, Hakiel Forde, 12, and Maleik Jones, 10, all got starts but did not make best use of them. They tended to play over cautiously and missed out on a number of scoring opportunities before losing their wickets.
Bayley’s Romario Alleyne returned figures of 2 for 15 in the St. Christopher innings.Bayley’s lower order has scarcely been tested this season and again it wasn’t. Alleyne made sure of that with an attacking 33 that basically sealed the game. Jonathan Griffith chipped in with 18.
Tomorrow the last rescheduled quarter-final between Eden Lodge and St. Giles will be played at Friendship, St. Michael starting at 10 a.m.The semi-finals are slated for Tuesday, December 4. (WG)