West Terrace victorious
Jaden Leacock hit a superb unbeaten 91 as West Terrace Primary defeated Luther Thorne Primary by 80 runs in the rain-hit round-of-16 game in the Guardian Group Herman Griffith 2014 Primary Schools’ Competition yesterday.
Playing at Passage Road, West Terrace stamped their authority by posting 155 for five from their allotted 25 overs, with Leacock missing out on three figures and Miciah Simmons getting a responsible 43.
Nathan Forde was the pick of Luther Thorne bowling attack with three for 23 from four overs while captain Nathan Sealy took two for 33.
In response, Luther Thorne were struggling at 75 for eight from 23.3 overs when rain arrived to end play prematurely.
West Terrace off-spinner Nathan Forde grabbed three wickets for ten runs which included one maiden from his five overs while leg-spinner Rashad Hackett collected two wickets for seven runs from just one over.
In their turn at the crease, West Terrace were off to a horrible start, losing two wickets in the first over. Melik Young went without scoring to the third ball of the day, caught at the wicket off Sealy and Jaydon Roberts followed two balls later, caught at long-on by Raul Ramnarine.
However, opener Leacock and Simmons then rescued the innings with a stand of 80 for the third wicket.
Simmons was the third wicket to fall in the 21st over at 126 for three, leaving Leacock to shepherd the remainder of the innings.
However, wickets fell steadily around him and with the final over to be bowled, he still needed ten runs to complete his hundred. This was not to be as Che Simmons soaked up most of the over and was unable to get off strike.