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Wesley Hall winners again

Wesley Hall Juniors’ Rivaldo Clarke plays a back-foot drive.

Traditionally strong Wesley Hall Juniors made short shrift of St. Stephen’s Primary, beating them by eight wickets as action in the Guardian General-sponsored Herman Griffith Primary Schools 25-overs Cricket Competition continued at Passage Road, St. Michael and across the island today.

The King Street, St. Michael school had the all-round talents of Shamar Forde and Rivaldo Clarke to thank for their comprehensive victory.

Batting first St. Stephen’s Primary, coming off a victory against George Lamming on Wednesday, found the going a bit more difficult this time around. They were dismissed for a paltry 44 with Corey Hoyte taking 3 for 15, Jai Clarke 2 for 5, and the dynamic duo of Rivaldo Clarke and Forde snaring 2 for 5 and 2 for 6 respectively. None of the batsmen managed double figures.

At their turn to bat Wesley Hall had some early jitters losing two quick wickets but with advice coming from the sidelines that there was no need to take any chances with such a meagre target,

Forde with a patient unbeaten 20 and Rivaldo Clarke with an equally resolute unbeaten 15, saw their side safely to 45 for 2. The result meant two wins in two games for Wesley Hall, following their demolition of St. Mary’s Primary on Wednesday where Clarke and Forde also starred with the ball.

At Hilda Skeene Primary, in another low-scoring encounter, a telling burst from Hilda Skeene’s Matthew Alleyne who claimed 5 for 20, saw his team bundle out St. Philip Primary for 48. Shomari Clarke (2 for 21) and Micah Stuart (3 for 11) lent to the solid bowling display. Hilda Skeene then romped to 50 for 2 with Javon Young and Tariq Nurse both finishing unbeaten on 16 respectively.

As befitting their name, Gordon Greenidge Primary, playing at home, got the highest score of the day when they were bowled out for 132 against St. Alban’s Primary with the promising Darian Ward being left high and dry on an unbeaten 49.

St. Alban’s never came to terms with Gordon Greenidge’s well-balanced attack and struggled to 39 for 9, with Ward returning to take 2 for 9, complementing the excellent effort from team-mate Tyrek Walters who snared 4 wickets for 2 runs.

Playing at Blenheim ‘B’, Charles F Broome batted first against St. Angela’s and reached 90 for 4 in their 25 overs. Seth Agard scored a fluent 29 and gave good assistance to Hasani Ellis who top-scored with 37. Matthew Gittens took 2 for 19 for St. Angela’s. What seemed a paltry score soon looked quite adequate as Kairos Haynes bagged 5 for 15 to undermine St. Angela’s batting and dismiss them for 64. Raneil Smith with 2 for 8 and Jaden Clarke 2 for 2 added to the bowling effort. A familiar surname, Jason Bethell, with 31, was the only one to make an impression.

Antonio Morris led Milton Lynch to their second win in as many matches when they defeated St Bartholomew at Fairy Valley, Christ Church by 13 runs. Batting first in the match reduced to 15 overs, Milton Lynch made 80 for 6 with Morris top-scoring with an unbeaten 34. St Bartholomew then struggled to 67 for 7.

Alexander Pilgrim’s five-wicket haul dismantled Bay Primary School at the latter’s home ground where they made 63 all out. St. Winifred’s made heavy weather of the small score before getting to 64 for the loss of six wickets.

At James Bryan, Ellerton Primary were dismissed for 49 batting first and Cuthbert Moore responded with 50 for 2 to win by eight wickets. Lashaun Bistrum was the star of the show taking 2 for 12 in Ellerton’s innings and returning to strike an unbeaten 13. Nathan Charles, however, had the best figures for the winners capturing 4 wickets for 6 runs.

In another low-scoring game, Deacons Primary were bowled out in the 15th over for 56 and Eden Lodge marched swiftly to 58 for three in the first ball of the ninth over. Donte Ludat struck a brisk unbeaten 22 to take his side to the win. Tyrese Alleyne assisted with an unbeaten 10.

Earlier, Depedro Jordan (3 for 1), Kemar Jordan (2 for nine) and Nathan Boyce (2 for 20) did the damage for Eden Lodge. (WG)

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