Defending champions Wow Display Fusionz Boutique Juniors got their 2016 campaign off to a good start by defeating Royal Bank of Canada St Philip Juniors by seven wickets in the 2015 Barbados Cricket Supplies Under-13 Tournament.
Played yesterday afternoon at Richmond Gap, St Leonard’s Boys’ Micaiah Simmons with 45 and Baggio Worrell with 44 set a good foundation for last year’s champs who were given a target of 143 to chase from 35 overs. St Philip Juniors had won the toss and posted 142 for six. The Fusionz Boutique lads made light work of the score reaching their target with one and a half overs to spare.
Ramario Roach batting at number three top-scored with 44 for St Philip Juniors who were pushing for the 150 mark but fell just short as their opponents kept things tight and offered few boundary balls. Simmons was also among the wickets for Fusionz Boutique Juniors with two for 15 from four overs. Jaden Webster also grabbed two for 20 from four overs.
The Rivaldo Clarke-led side then gave a good account of themselves with the bat. They were 65 without loss in the 12th over at the water break and pressed on comfortably until St Philip finally found a much needed breakthrough thanks to good glove work from wicketkeeper Todd Miller who stumped Worrell. His knock included nine fours. Simmons then departed a few balls later after striking five fours in his innings.
The fall of those two wickets brought together former Wesley Hall captain Clarke in at three and Joshua Morris who impressed at the just concluded Herman Griffith Primary Schools cricket tournament when he won most valuable player and led his school to their 11th trophy, at four.
Clarke made 16 but was unable to see his side to victory after being bowled by Sabio Brathwaite. Thierry Walcott joined Morris and they saw the innings through with 19 from Morris and two from Walcott. Asher Callender-Green was the pick of the St Philip bowlers with two for 13 from sevens overs inclusive of three maidens.
Dover Juniors Romario Brathwaite’s 73 was the day’s highest score as they made 178 all out and then dismissed Empire Juniors for 149 to win by 29 runs at Dover.
At Bennetts, Franklyn Stephenson’s Academy’s 176 for three from 35 overs was built around a solid unbeaten 71 from Jacob Bethell. Isolation Cavaliers were then restricted to 125 for seven.
The day’s largest total and maximum five batting points came at Dayrells Road, where Leonard O’ Garro struck 67 in CounterPoint Wanderers Juniors’ 250 for three. He and Tariq O’Neale with 49 added 136 for the second-wicket. The visitors YMPC Juniors could only muster 41 and lost by a whopping 209 runs.
Aaron Griffith made 60, as Co-operators General Insurance St. Catherine Juniors rattled up 195 for three against newcomers Pickwick Juniors who were routed for 56 at Foursquare Oval with Shamar Belle grabbing four for eight as his side won by 139 runs.
The Player-of-the-Series performance came at Crab Hill, where Devonte Depezia took three for 18, as BWUCCU Northern Academy were all out for 103. He returned to crack an undefeated 52 in North Stars Juniors 104 for two.
At Richmond Gap: WOW! Displays/Fusionz Boutique Juniors beat RBC Royal Bank St. Philip Juniors by seven wickets. St. Philip Juniors 142-6 (35 overs) (Romario Roach 43, Jamario St. Hill 18, Matthew Alleyne 21, Todd Miller 14; Macaih Simmons 2-15, Jaden Webster 2-20). Fusionz Boutique 143-3 (33.1 overs) (Macaih Simmons 45, Baggio Worrell 44, Rivaldo Clarke 16, Joshua Morris 19 not out; Asher Callender-Greene 2-13).
At Dover: Dover Juniors beat Empire Juniors by 29 runs. Dover Juniors 178 all out (34.3 overs) (Romario Brathwaite 73, Anthony Evelyn 32; Kobi Williams 2-23, Dakari Gittens 2-37). Empire Juniors 149 all out (27.1 overs) (Jaren Straker 37, Tequan David 15, Hakeem Perryman 11, Nathan Sealy 10; Jakeem Forde 3-32, Anthony Alleyne 2-18).
At Bennetts: Franklyn Stephenson’s Academy beat Isolation Cavaliers Juniors by 51 runs. Franklyn Stephenson’s Academy 176-3 (35 overs) (Jacob Bethell 71 not out, Renacko Belgrave 26 not out, Malik Young 20, Jaden Leacock 18, Jordan Reifer 17). Isolation Cavaliers Juniors 125-7 (35 overs) (Mkawmi Patton 34, Venice Vaughn 26, Reuben Agard 20, Tré Riley 12; Renacko Belgrave 2-21).
At North Stars: North Stars Juniors beat BWUCCU Northern Academy by eight wickets. Northern Academy 103 all out (26.4 overs) (Shaqkere Parris 22, Dontai Loudat 19, Joel Bishop 14; Dejaun Toppin 4-3, Devonte Depeiza 3-18). North Stars Juniors 104-2 (21.2 overs) (Devonte Depeiza 52 not out, Shomari Depeiza 30).
At Weymouth ‘A’: Carlton Juniors beat Police Juniors by 22 runs.
Carlton Juniors 122-8 (35 overs) (Rashad Worrell 23, Nathan Roett 17 not out; Stephen Byer 2-17). Police Juniors 100-8 (35 overs) (Johann Layne 15 not out; Kai Patrick 2-14, Xavier Springer 2-23).
At Dayrells Road: CounterPoint Wanderers beat YMPC Juniors by 209 runs.
Wanderers 250-4 (35 overs) (Leonard O’Garro 67, Tariq O’Neale 49, Jordan Knight 26 not out, Tor Burrowes 17 not out, Kyle Lewis 15). YMPC Juniors 41 allout (14.1 overs) (Alex Pilgrim 2-4, Mikkel Boxill 2-9).
At Pine/Wildey: Mark’s Auto Spares St. George Lions beat Signia Wildey Juniors by 73 runs. St George Lions 173-9 (35 overs) (Kevin Wickham 33, Shakeel Green 27, Raheem Wickham 17, Orian Mayers 10; Joshua Dorne 2-20, Ajani Watkins 2-31). Wildey Juniors 100 all out (30.3 overs) (Koby Waithe 21; Azario Waithe 3-19, Kevin Wickham 2-15, Oasie Bushay 2-23).
At Foursquare Oval: Co-operators General Insurance St. Catherine Juniors beat Pickwick Juniors by 139 runs. St Catherine Juniors 195-3 (35 overs) (Aaron Griffith 60, Jaden Small 37, Azari Best retired hurt 21). Pickwick Juniors 56 all out (21.2 overs) (Khalid McCarthy 10; Shamar Belle 4-8, Dario Savoury 3-21, Azari Best 2-12).
PLAYER OF SERIES 1: Devonte Depezia 3-18 & 52 not out (North Stars Juniors vs Northern Academy).