Barbados batsman Jonathan Carter slammed a hurricane half-century and took five wickets cheaply to spur Alleyne Alumni to a 14-run win over Combermere Old Scholars as they grabbed the last semi-final place in the fifth annual Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 tapeball tournament at Dover, Christ Church last night.
Left-hander Carter raced to 58 off only 30 balls with nine fours and two sixes at No. 5 in a total of 122 all out off 18.4 overs after Alleyne won the toss in what turned out to be a quarter-final of fluctuating fortunes.
He then returned with his right-arm medium-pace to grab five for 15 after coming on as the fourth bowler in the 10th over as Combermere tumbled from 80 for four in the 13th over to 108 all out in 16 overs.
National Under-19 team player Shayne Moseley topscored with 46 which included seven boundaries.
The semi-finals are slated for tomorrow at Foundation School, Church Hill. Title holders Deighton Griffith Old Scholars oppose the 2011 losing finalists Alleyne Alumni at 6.30 p.m., and the 2010 champions Norman/Roy Marshall Brothers Lodge Road clash with Foundation A Old Scholars at 9:30 p.m.
The third-place match and final are also scheduled for Church Hill on March 22.
Summarised scores: Alleyne Alumni 122 all out (18.4 overs) (Jonathan Carter 58 – 30 balls, 9 fours, 2 sixes; Jomel Warrican 3-12, Andre Marshall 3-30, Carleon Brome 2-12).
Combermere Old Scholars 108 all out (16 overs) (Shayne Moseley 46, Pedro Greaves 11; Jonathan Carter 5-15, Adrian Maynard 2-14, Jamon Carrington 2-26).