Two-time champions TeleBarbados Carlton Juniors and Mix 96.9 FM Dover Juniors will contest the final of this year’s Desmond Haynes under-16 knockout cricket competition.
The final is slated for Whit Monday, May 20 at the Desmond Haynes Oval.
In the semi-finals yesterday, Carlton Juniors recorded a tense six-run win over Fusion Boutique Passage United at Passage Road and Dover Juniors crushed CounterPoint Wanderers by ten-wickets at Dover.
At Passage Road, chasing a meagre 92, Passage United were dismissed for 85 in 28.1 overs. Fast-bowler and captain Shamar Springer collected the last three wickets and ended with three for 16. There were also three wickets each to Shomari Gibson and Donte Niles for 17 and 16 runs respectively.
Earlier, Springer made a fighting 35, as Carlton Juniors were all out for just 91 in the 28th over. Off-spinner Hasani Newton claimed three for 27.
Bundled out for 49
At Dover, Wanderers Juniors elected to bat but were bundled out for a paltry 49 in 16.2 overs. Slow-medium Shakeel Turney broke the heart of the batting, taking five for 19 from his seven overs. He was well supported by medium-pacer Jarion Hoyte with three for 23 from seven overs also. Dover Juniors raced to the target scoring 50 without loss in 6.2 overs, to reach the final for the first time in the competition now in its third year.
At Passage Road: TeleBarbados Carlton 91 in (27.3 overs) (S. Springer 35, S. Clarke 19; H. Newton 3-27, D. Drakes 2-12, C. Holder 2-14, D. Currency 2-19). Fusion Boutique Passage United 85 in (28.1 overs) (L. Boucher 18, D. Drakes 16; S. Springer 3-16, S. Gibson 3-17, D. Niles 3-20). Carlton Juniorswon by six runs.
Player-of-the-Match: Shamar Springer.
At Dover: CounterPoint Wanderers 49 in (16.2 overs) (Y. Grant 12; Shakeel Turney 5-19, J.† Hoyte 3-23). Mix 96.9 FM Dover Juniors 50 -0 in (6.2 overs) (K. Bartlett 27 n.o). Dover Juniors won by ten wickets.
Player-of-the-Match: Shakeel Turney.††