Combermere are through to the semi-final round of the Barbados Cricket Association’s FLOW Under-15 Cricket Competition by virtue of taking first innings honours against Grantley Adams Memorial School.
The two-day quarterfinal match ended in a draw after Combermere won the toss at home and elected to bowl on the opening day Tuesday. The visitors posted 124 for nine from their allotted 35 overs with a well played 56 from opener Corey Hoyte, Joshua Busby made 22 while Kevin Wickham and Koby Hoyte scored 11 each.
Amari Goodridge was the pick of Combermere’s bowling attack with 4 from 11 from three overs.
In response, Combermere the defending champions for four consecutive years scored 158 for 9 from 35 overs to take first innings lead by 34 runs. Number three batsman Jaden Leacock made 42 not out while openers Reuben Agard scored 30 and Nimar Bolden added 22.
Reuben was promoted up the batting order to open in place of regular opener Matthew Forde, who along with Reuben’s brother Seth Agard and Nicholas Austin, are all currently overseas with the Barbados Under-15 cricket team.
Resuming the second and final day today, Grantley Adams made 132 all out in their second innings with Corey Hoyte smashing 60, his cousin Koby Hoyte made 38 and Wickham added 18.
Bowling for Combermere, Goodridge grabbed 4 for 7 off 5.1 overs, Shayon Blenman captured 4 for 42 from 14 overs and Tre Riley had 2 for 47.
Needing 99 runs to win Combermere’s openers Nimar Bolden and Reuben Agard finished not out on 17 and seven respectively.
There were three other quarterfinal matches played but those results were unavailable at publication time.