Despite a rain-hit series, teams still found enough time to register victories in the third round of matches in the Desmond Haynes Under-16 Knockout cricket competition yesterday.
At Passage Road, Fusionz Boutique Passage United had a 17-run win over YMPC Juniors, who were having their first match. Passage United made 115 for six from 23 overs due to a delayed start. Leniko Boucher, Barbados’ successful captain in last year’s WICB regional under-15 tourney, stroked a run a-ball 61, with seven fours and a six. YMPC Juniors were limited to 98 for eight. Fast-bowler Chemar Holder took four for eight.
Over at Dayrells Road, Lords Juniors were dismissed for a meagre 98 in 19.5 overs after play started late. Leg-spinner Maxwell Richards snatched five for 13 from 5.5 overs. CounterPoint Wanderers Juniors eased to their second straight victory reaching 100 for one in 20.5 overs. Danny Chesham sustained his early form with 42 not out, while national under-14 skipper Yvan Grant made an unbeaten 36.
At Crab Hill, Banks Juniors recorded their second consecutive successful run-chase with a comfortable five-wicket win. Needing 174 to win, they got home with 18 balls left. Dashon Walcott led the way, fashioning an undefeated 54 spiced with seven fours and one six. Earlier, consistent batting saw North Stars Juniors amassed 173 for eight from the allotted 35 overs.
Mix 96.9 FM Dover Juniors rolled over Ellerton Juniors with a seven- wicket triumph at Dover. Ellerton were routed for 64 in 15.2 overs. Medium-pacer Shakeel Turney was the chief destroyer bagging five for 13 from his seven overs. The home side needed just 6.4 overs to achieve the target.
The tournament continues on Thursday at noon.Summarised scores:
At Dayrells Road: Lords Juniors 98 in (19.5 overs) (N. Corbin 33, D. Babb 14, D. Roach 14; Maxwell Lewis 5-13, J. Niles 2-12, J. Ince 2-28). CounterPoint Wanderers Juniors 100-1 in (20.5 overs) (D. Chesham 42 n.o, Y. Grant 36 n.o). Wanderers Juniors won by six wickets.
At Passage Road: Fusionz Boutique Passage United 115-6 in (23 overs)(Leniko Boucher 61, D. Drakes 21; R. Smith 2-6, A. Skeete 2-28). YMPC Juniors 90-8 in (23 overs) (S. Blades 33, S. Kellman 17, S. Carrington 12; C. Holder 4-8). Passage United won by 25 runs.
At Dover: Ellerton Juniors 64 in (15.2 overs) (C. St Hill 39, R. Brathwaite 11; Shakeel Turney 5-15, T. Harris 2-3, N. Holder 2-29). MIX 96.9 FM Dover Juniors 68-3 (6.4 overs) (T. Boyce 22, L. Pierce 20 n.o; R. Yarde-Steede 2-13). Dover Juniors won by seven wickets.
At Crab Hill: North Stars Juniors 173-8 in (35 overs) (J. Branker 30, M. Hinds 27, K. Vanderpool 15, R. Hurley 14; D. Seale 3-22, K. Burrowes 2-37). Banks Juniors 174-5 in(32 overs) (Dashon Walcott 54 n.o, A. Evelyn 26 n.o, J. Corbin 24, S. Cave 15; D. Toppin 3-45, K. Vanderpool 2-34).††