Charles F. in final
Milton Lynch lose semi by five wickets
Charles F. Broome Primary stormed into the final of the Guardian Group 2014 Herman Griffith Primary School Tournament after defeating Milton Lynch by five wickets today at Dover.
Sent in to bat, Milton Lynch Primary were bundled out for a paltry 40 off 16 overs and in response, Charles F. Broome strolled to 41 for five in 19.2 overs, to complete victory.
It was spinner Caleb Massiah who set up victory for Charles F. Broome as he destroyed Milton Lynch’s batting by capturing five wickets for just seven runs from just five overs.
Brendon Walters also supported well with three wickets for 11 runs from his five overs.
None of Milton Lynch batsmen managed to get into double figures, with the highest score being six runs scored by opener Dominic Brathwaite.
In their run chase, Charles F. Broome got a top score of 13 not out from Raneico Smith while Massiah chipped in with ten, as they too lost wickets steadily.
In next Thursday’s final, Charles F. Broome will now face West Terrace Primary who secured their place in the championship game on Wednesday when they defeated favourites Bayley’s Primary by ten runs.
Things had looked rosy for Milton Lynch when they reached 35 for two in the 11th over. However, they suffered a sudden batting collapse with eight wickets falling for just five runs in the space of 30 deliveries.
Luckily, they were supported by some 23 extras which was the main contributor to the innings.
In reply, Charles F. Broome found themselves in early trouble when openers Nathan Walters and captain Jahdai Belle went in very quick succession.
Walters was the first to go, bowled off the first legal delivery by fast bowler Johann Layne without scoring while Belle was run two balls later by Stephen Burgess, also for a “duck”.
Miciah Moore was also then clean bowled by Isaiah Flokes for a “duck” to leave Charles F Broome tottering on 10 for three and Milton Lynch with hopes of a huge come-from-behind win.
Massiah rallied the innings with his brief knock before falling to a catch at cover off Davon Stevenson at 32 for four in the 11th over with just nine runs needed to win.
Smith, who continued to hold the other end, watched as Nathan Collymore went cheaply for one but Khalil Clarke arrived at number seven to see the innings through, ending on two not out.