Promising Kilano Brathwaite had the distinction of recording the first ton in this year’s Inspire Sports/NSC Under-13 cricket competition in the opening series on Sunday.
The left-handed batsman from three-time champions Fusionz Boutique Passage smashed an attacking unbeaten 166, laced with 27 boundaries and a six. Limar Pierce of Dover who hit 169 last year, holds the record for the highest individual score in the tournament which began in 2009.
Passage United compiled 282 for two from 22 overs, against Al Falah Juniors at Passage Road, in a match affected by rain at the start. In reply, Al Falah Juniors were bundled out for 56 to go under by 225 runs.
At Beckles Road, off-spinner Jacobi Gooding picked up seven for 29, to bowl TeleBarbados Carlton Juniors to a 59-run win over YMPC Juniors. YMPC Juniors were dismissed for 158 needing 218. Earlier, Kevon Connell made a valuable 63 in Carlton Junior’s 217 for seven from their allotted 35 overs.
Off-spinner Nimar Jones captured six for 17, as Banks Juniors had an easy 81- run victory over newcomers Empire Juniors at Bank Hall. Chasing 224, Empire Juniors were bowled out for 142, despite a fighting 61 from Zion Judah-Hill.
Over at Dover, defending champions Dover Juniors made light work of Mark’s Auto Spares Young Blazers by eight wickets. Batting first, the visitors were all out for 53 from 21.1 overs and Dovers Juniors responded with 54 for two in 8.2 overs.
At Passage Road: Fusionz Boutique Passage United 281-2 in (22 overs) (Kilano Brathwaite 166 not out (27×4, 1×6), R. Clarke 44 n.o, T. Small 41). Al Falah Juniors 56 in (11.5 overs) (S. Degia 21, M. Patel 16; I. Persaud 2-3, S. Marshall 2-19, M. Thornhill 2-19). Passage United won by 225 runs.
At Bank Hall: Banks Juniors 223-9 in (35 overs) (L. Cherry 49, J. Corbin 29, I. Joseph 22, S. Waithe 17, T. Brathwaite 10; C. Hoyte 3-33). 17Empire Juniors 142 in (28.3 overs) (Zion Judah-Hill 61, C. Hoyte 35 n.o; Nimar Jones 6-, K. Gilkes 3-23). Banks Juniors won by 81 runs.
At Beckles Road: TeleBarbados Carlton Juniors 217-4 in (35 overs) (Kevon Connell 63, Z. Clarke 43, M. Cyrus 31, T. Lashley 21 n.o; S. Persaud 2-26). ,YMPC Juniors 158 in (33 overs)(S. Persaud 40, A. Alleyne 23, R. Bourne 14; Jacobi Gooding 7-29 A. Waithe 2-13). Carlton Juniors won by 59 runs.
At King George V Park: Ellerton Juniors 115-9 (35 overs) (A. Davis 41, J. Steven-Nelson 12 not out; J. Griffith 3-30, D. Scott 2-10).St. Philip Juniors 110 in (28.4 overs) (D. Scott 30, T. Griffith 30, K. Stoute 13; W. Springer 3-16, R. Brewster 3-30, S. Harris 2-17). Ellerton Juniors won by five runs.
At Isolation: Isolation Cavaliers Juniors 39 in (23 overs) (M. Lewis 4-9, A. Manning-Merritt 2-6, J. Lovell 2-10). CounterPoint Wanderers Juniors 40-1 (9.3 overs) (J. Lovell 21 n.o). Wanderers won by nine wickets.
At Crab Hill: Seven Seas Police Juniors 111 in (29 overs) (H. Lowe 33, S. Forde 12, C. Scott 10; N. Patrick 2-1, N. Broome 2-18, D. Slocombe 2-25). North Stars Juniors 112-3 in (18.3 overs)(D. Griffith 36, D. Toppin 36). North Stars Juniors won by seven wickets.
At Dover: Mark’s Auto Spares Young Blazers 53 in (21.1 overs) (Z. Nicholls 14 not out; C. Boyce 4-4, N. Young 2-10, J. Edmund 2-13). Dover Juniors 54-2 in (8.2(J. Jones 20, J. Forde 10). Dover Juniors won by eight wickets