Charles F. Broome move forward
Primary school advances on to quarter-finals
Charles F. Broome have booked their places in the quarter-final round of the Guardian Group Herman Griffith 2014 Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition, thanks to outstanding bowling performances from Reneico Smith and Caleb Massiah.
Both bowlers snatched three-wicket hauls as Charles F Broome squashed Hilda Skeene Primary by 132 runs, playing in the round of 16 at Dover yesterday.
Batting first, Charles F. Broome tallied a challenging 166 for eight and then reduced Hilda Skeene to 34 all out in 17 overs, with Smith and Massiah destroying the innings with spells of three wickets for nine runs.
The winners, however, took control of the game from early with a convincing batting performance, as Christian Haynes top-scored with 38, Jahdai Belle stroked 24 and Massiah got 20.
Winning the toss and opting to bat, Belle and Nathan Walters (5) put on 18 for the first wicket before Walters was first to go, comprehensively bowled by medium pacer Shawn Brathwaite in the third over.
Smith (10) joined Belle to repair the innings with a stand of 32 before becoming the second wicket to fall, trapped lbw to leg-spinner Joshua Husbands in the sixth over.
Makhaya Moore made just five before departing bowled by one that kept low from medium pacer, Darico Barker, in the eighth over and Belle departed soon afterward with the score on 59 for four.
Massiah, batting at number six, collaborated with Haynes in a crucial 64-run, fifth wicket stand that saw Charles F Broome pass the 100-run mark in the 14th over.
However, Massiah departed bowled by Barker at 123 for five in the 19th over and Haynes followed him soon after with a half-century in sight, caught and bowled by seamer Jared Alleyne at 130 for six.
Wickets then continued to tumble as the Charles F. Broome innings tailed away, and Khalil Clarke with 14 offered any resistance down the order.
Barker was the best bowler for Hilda Skeene, grabbing two wickets for 26 runs from his five overs.
Hilda Skeene batsmen then found life difficult against the Charles F. Broome bowlers and Sean Brathwaite was the only batsman to reach double figures with 11.