Narrow lead

Combermere captain Nagee Holder pulls for a boundary during his top-score.
Combermere captain Nagee Holder pulls for a boundary during his top-score.

Combermere grabbed a narrow but important three-runs first-innings lead over Alexandra on the first day of the three-day final of Barbados Cricket Association LIME-sponsored Under-15 Cricket Championship at Wildey, St. Michael today.

Alexandra won the toss and inserted Combermere to take first knock and the lads from Waterford struggled to 118 all out in 34. 2 overs of the 35 overs allotment.

Captain Nagee Holder led the way with a polished 40 and received assistance along the way from Shakkae Marshall who made 19 and Reneil Smith and Thaddaeus Chase who both scored 12. Alexandra’s left-arm unorthodox spinner Kemar Burrowes mesmerized the Combermerians on his way to snaring excellent figures of 6 for 22.

Alexandra then fared worse than Combermere at their turn to bat. The St. Peter schoolboys were bundled out for 115, though managing to bat out their 35 overs. Shacolby Corbin top-scored with 32 while Deshawn Toppin made 17.

It was an all-round solid bowling performance by Combermere with Renaldo Callender (2 for 8), Indal Persaud (2 for 15), and Marshall (2 for 16) being the main wicket-takers. The first innings of both teams are limited to 35 overs and the match continues tomorrow and Friday starting at 11 a.m.

Both sides have played unbeaten thus far and also came out of Zone ‘A’ which Alexandra won with 36 points. In the preliminaries, Combermere took first innings points in their third series rain-hit drawn match at Waterford. Combermere were the best second-placed team across the three zones after all the calculations were done.

Summarised scores:

Combermere 118 all out in 34.2 overs (Nagee Holder 40, Shakkae Marshall 19, Reneil Smith 12, Thaddaues Chase 12; Kemar

Burrowes 6/22; Jherad Morris-Sealy 2/11).

Alexandra 115 all out in 35 overs (Shacolby Corbin 32, Deshwan Toppin 17, Joshua Bishop 11, Kemar Burrowes 10; Renaldo Callender 2/8, Indal Persaud 2/15, Shakkae Marshall 2/16). (WG)

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