RG Plumbing Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars and fellow northern rural team Alleyne Alumni have snatched the last two semi-final places in the sixth annual Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 Tapeball Tournament.
Last Friday night at Dover and before another big crowd including ICC match officials who are here for the three-match T20 International series between West Indies and England, Coleridge & Parry withstood a stiff challenge from Foundation School to win by five runs, while Alleyne beat Foundation “B” Old Scholars by 18 runs.
Hailing from Ashton Hall, St. Peter, Coleridge & Parry, the 2011 champions, scored 96 for nine off 20 overs after they were sent in.
Dario Cummins top-scored with 30 and Roshon Primus contributed 21.
Foundation fought gallantly before they were restricted to 91 for nine.
Seamer Joel Michael Leacock took three for 14, while Cummins picked up two for 11 to win the Baron’s Smokehouse $100 Player Of The Match award.
Shane Ramsay supported with two for 16 and Primus, two for 21.
And in yet another fairly competitive match, Alleyne, the Belleplaine, St. Andrew side, who were runners-up in 2011 and 2013, scored 112 for nine off 20 overs after winning the toss. The top score of 22 came from former Barbados leg-spinning all-rounder Ryan “Shines” Layne.
Amahl Nathaniel and Dwayne Alleyne each took two for 15.
Foundation “B” were limited to 94 for eight.
Former Barbados batsman Randy Thomas had a good time behind the stumps, taking three catches and effecting a stumping.
Jamoe Carrington grabbed two for nine off four overs and was named the Baron’s Smokehouse $100 Player-of-the-Match.
In the semi-finals at Foundation School, Church Hill on March 21, Combermere Old Scholars, who have never reached the final, will oppose Alleyne Alumni at 6.30 p.m. while defending champions Foundation “A” Old Scholars clash with Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars at 9.30 p.m.
The final will also be played at Church Hill on March 28.