Third win in a row
Combermere Under-15 champs
Nicholls Baking Combermere won their third consecutive title in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Under-15 competition when they defeated Williams Equipment Queen’s College by 182 runs in the final at Kensington Oval today.
Combermere also made history when they became the first team to win the Under-15 championship at the Oval, played there for the first time. Resuming the final day on 216 for eight Combermere batsman Kastun Stoute scored 50 in 76 minutes from 58 balls which included nine fours. Stoute’s innings helped to push Combermere’s tally to 245 all out in 87.2 to set a target of 294.
In response, Queen’s College crumbled to 111 all out in the 43rd over in their second innings. Opener Nico Reifer top scored with 34 from 78 balls and number five batsman Mekhail Marshall contributed 32.
Combermere off-spinner Indal Persaud who was named Man-of-the-Match in the semi-finals against Alleyne, was instrumental in his team’s success in the finals when he took four vital wickets in Queen’s College’s second innings for 19 runs from 15.5 overs. Anthony Manning-Merritt, another off-spinner, also had a good game in the finals and took three for 20 from his spell of nine overs including one maiden.
Among the individual tournament winners was Jadan Jones of Graydon Sealy who was the batsman with the most runs with 356 as well as the best all-rounder which included his ten wickets and three catches. Alexandra also reaped success through Joshua Bishop who took the most wickets in the tournament with 27 and best bowling analysis of six wickets for ten runs in the first innings and five for 17 in the second innings against Princess Margaret.
Ryshon Williams scored the highest individual score of 117 against Frederick Smith while the fielder with the most catches went to Kerry Justin of The Alleyne School who took ten catches.