Defending champions MIX 96.9 FM Dover Juniors and Fusionz Boutique Passage United will meet for the second year running in the final of the fifth annual Inspire Sports/National Sports Council under-13 competition. Playing in the semi-finals on Sunday, Dover Juniors had an easy 47- run victory over St. Philip Juniors and Passage United comprehensively beat Ellerton Juniors by ten wickets.
Passage United were the winners of the first three tournaments.
The final is set for Easter Monday, April 1 at the Wanderers Club, Dayrells Road.At Passage Road, entertaining batting by Ajani Waterman (63 not out) and Kilano Brathwaite with an unbeaten 59, made light work of the target of 135.
Waterman formalized the victory with a single to mid-wicket off the first ball of the 21st over as Passage United won with 14.5 overs left.
Waterman faced 73 balls, striking eleven fours and a six, while Brathwaite who was first to fifty, hit seven fours in his run-a-ball knock.
Earlier, opting to bat, Ellerton Juniors were limited to 134 for nine from their 35 overs. Lemar Springer’s 39-ball knock of 44, contained five fours and two sixes. Joshua Walcott made 29 including four fours. Elijah Hoyte and Micah Thornhill took two wickets each for 12 and 28 respectively.
At Dover, all-rounder Treasure Griffith threatened to spoil Dover Juniors’ party before he was bowled by Najee Bishop in the 27thover for a well-played attacking 67. It came off 55 deliveries and was spiced with seven fours and a six over mid-wicket.
St. Philip Juniors lost their last five wickets for 15 runs in 3.3 overs and were dismissed for 147, chasing 195. The visitors were set back with the early loss of Shian Brathwaite and Kastun Stoute. Spinners Najee Bishop and Joshua Bishop claimed three wickets a-piece for 8 and 29.
Dover Juniors had earlier reached 194 for nine from 35 overs due to consistent batting throughout. Camarie Boyce made an undefeated 34 and Kadeem Alleyne 33. Jadan Jones knock of 22 kept him as the leading batsman with 376 runs.
Summarised scores:At Passage Road: Ellerton Juniors 134-9 in (35 overs) (L. Springer 44, J. Walcott 29; E. Hoyte 2-12, M. Thornhill 2-28). Fusionz Boutique Passage United 135-0 (20.1 overs) (Ajani Waterman 63 n.o, Kilano Brathwaite 59 n.o). Passage United won by ten wickets.
Player-of-the-Match: Ajani Waterman
At Dover: MIX 96.9 FM Dover Juniors 194-9 in (35 overs) (C. Boyce 34 n.o, K. Alleyne 33, O. Callender 26, J. Bishop 25, J. Jones 22, N. Young 13; D. Scott 3-12, S Brathwaite 2-56). St. Philip Juniors 147 in (28.3 overs) (Treasure Griffith 67, D. Scott 13; N. Bishop 3-8, Joshua Bishop- 3-29, Jaden Edmond 2-32). Dover Juniors won by 47 runs.
Player- of-The-Match: Camarie Boyce