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Schoolboy cricketers toil

Eden Lodge and Cuthbert Moore Primary registered thrilling wins today and Milton Lynch were also in winners’ row as play-off action in the Guardian General-sponsored Herman Griffith Primary Schools Cricket Competition continued today.

Playing at Dayrells Road, Cuthbert Moore bundled out Roland Edwards for 68 in 16 overs and then replied with 69 for 9 to win by one wicket. Female batter Sasha Hope top-scored with 12 for Roland Edwards.

Nathan Charles had the best figures for the victors capturing 4 for 25 and was ably assisted by Lashawn Bispham who took 3 for 12 and Asher Squires, 2 for 12.

In their turn at bat, Cuthbert Moore found the going just as difficult as Roland Edwards and lost wickets steadily. However, their last wicket pair held on to get the hard-earned win. Daniel Boyce bowled well to trouble the Cuthbert Moore batsmen and captured 4 for 16. Coby Hinds chipped in with 2 for 5 and Romario Phillips had 2 for 2.

One wicket also separated Blackman and Gollop and winners Eden Lodge at Bagatelle, St. Thomas.

Batting first, Blackman and Gollop struggled from the outset and had no answer to Eden Lodge’s bowling attack, slumping to 73 all out. Micah Hoyte, 13, and Rai Rollins, 12, were the only players to get into double figures. Shaquir Parris and Keemar Jordan each took three wickets for 18 and 20 runs respectively.

In reply, Eden Lodge ran into early trouble against the bowling of Kai Rollins who took 3 for 21. However, they eventually reached 74 for 9 in the 15th over with Rashad Armstrong scoring a vital 11 to get them over the winning hurdle. Nathan Goddard-McCarthy with 2 for 8 and Maximus Boxill 2 for 26 tried their best to get the win for Blackman and Gollop but fell just short.

Milton Lynch had life a lot easier against West Terrace at Dover.

Batting first, West Terrace were dismissed in 15.3 overs for 63 with Jaydon Broomes scoring 21 and Darian Bayley, 11.

Codi Scott had an excellent all-round game for the winners. After taking three wickets for one run, he returned to score an unbeaten 24 as Milton Lynch reached 66 for 2 to win by eight wickets.

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