Combermere are through to the final of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Under-15 cricket competition after their game against The Alleyne School on the second and final day at the Pine Basin, St. Michael ended in a draw. They will play Queen’s College who defeated The Lodge School by six-wickets in the other semi-final today.
The Waterford boys started their second innings around noon today with a 69- run lead after scoring 106 all out in 34.3 overs on the first day of play yesterday and dismissing Alleyne for 37 in 30 overs. Combermere batted all day to pile on 226 for six until play was called off around 4:30 p.m. by the umpires.
Shian Brathwaite opened the batting and top-scored for Combermere with a well crafted 106 not out which included nine fours and three sixes before retiring hurt. Opener David Scott at the other end was the first to go, trapped LBW to off-break bowler Kerry Justin for 16 with the score on 60 for one in 21 overs.
Indal Persuad came to the crease but went cheaply for six runs after Alex Sealy took a good catch in the outfield off the bowling of Justin who had an excellent spell taking five wickets for 53 runs from 16 overs including one maiden.
Captain Shakkae Marshall was in at number four and he played a few lovely shots around the ground but was then LBW to Justin to make the score 191 for three in the 47th over. Kofi Gilkes came in at five but did not make any significant contribution going for five caught Elijah Hoyte at point off the bowling of medium pacer Darren Rudder-Thompson.
Zidane Clarke joined Brathwaite who was still at the crease batting on but Clarke failed to offer support and went for eight runs caught Shaquon Glasgow bowled Justin in the 53rd over.
All-rounder Lemar Springer came and went, caught at first slip by Rudder-Thompson for seven. Brathwaite then reached his ton before deciding to retire hurt as the game petered out into a draw.
The final will be played August 18-20.