Eden Lodge into semis

St. Giles’ Renaldo Bailey drives elegantly during his 24.

The semi-finalists in the Guardian General Insurance-sponsored National Sports Council’s Herman Griffith Primary Schools Cricket Tournament are now all decided.

Today at Friendship, St. Michael in the final quarter-final encounter, Eden Lodge defeated St. Giles by nine runs in an exciting match-up.

Batting first, Eden Lodge made 118 for five in their 25 overs with Terese Alleyne top-scoring with 18, while both Kemar Jordan and Shakir Parris made 16.

It was not the most daunting of totals but Eden Lodge then bowled and fielded extremely well to restrict St. Giles to 109 for nine in their allotted 25 overs. Renaldo Bailey led the batting effort with a polished 24, while Demar Maloney and Ishem Ellis notched up 17 each and Demetri Eugene added 14.

Unfortunately, contributions from the other batsmen were not forthcoming as Eden Lodge kept a tight rein on the scoring.

Ramon Simmons captured 3 for 17 in the St. Giles innings.

Eden Lodge will now play Bayley’s Primary at Friendship on December 4 in one semi-final, while Wesley Hall take on Milton Lynch at St. Catherine’s the same day in the second semi-final.

The final is slated for December 6. (WG) †


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