Foundation find their way

Foundation ‘A’ Old Scholars recovered from dire straits to beat Norman/Roy Marshall Brothers Lodge Road by three wickets with two balls to spare in an exciting second match of the fifth annual Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 Tapeball Tournament at Dover on Friday night.

Chasing 140 for victory in the Lewin/Gilpin Jones Brothers Zone B clash, Foundation A were under pressure at 57 for five after 11 overs.

But they fought back gallantly through a splendid sixth-wicket partnership of 62 in 6.1 overs between Shane Browne and Dwight Carter, who then both fell within a run of each other to create more excitement.

Carter, who went to the crease at No. 7, played some fine strokes in top-scoring with 44, which included four sixes and three fours before he was bowled by Raymond Kellman.

Browne, who batted at No.3, was also bowled by Kellman two balls later for 34 and it came down to 18 runs required off the final two overs including ten off the last six balls from Kellman.

Michael Holder, better known for his left-arm fast bowling and who bats right-handed, managed two runs each off the first and third balls and then lashed the fourth delivery over midwicket for six to end the match just after midnight while scoring 13 not out. Jade Padmore made 23.

Seamer Andre Evelyn, who removed openers Ricardo Yearwood and Ron Bates for four each, took two for 19 off four overs while Kellman picked up two for 25.

Lodge Road, the 2010 champions, scored 139 for five off 20 overs after losing the toss. After ten overs, they were 76 for two. The total was boosted by a whopping 40 extras.

Opener Shanaldo Taylor top-scored with 45 before he was fifth out in the 16th over with the score 113, while Ronaldo Kellman, the twin brother of Raymond, contributed 17 not out.

The tournament continued tonight with Combermere Old Scholars meeting Garrison Alumni in the Barry Gaskin/Bran Williams Zone D at Briar Hall at 7 p.m.

A double-header is slated for Wednesday at Dover. Those matches are: Harrison College Old Scholars versus Adrian Grant Police in the Lewin/Gilpin Jones Zone B at 6.30 p.m. and St. Leonard’s Old Scholars versus Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars in the Irvine King/Hugh Barker Zone C at 9.30 p.m. (KH)††

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