Combermere tour a success

For the third successive year Combermere School cricketers under the leadership of coach Roddy Estwick travelled to Miramar, Florida to participate in the Miramar Youth Cricket Festival.

The three-day competition involved teams from the Florida Cricket Academy (FCA), Cricket Academy USA (CAUSA) out of Atlanta and twenty-three players representing the Alex Fergusson-led Combermere “A”, and  Combermere “B” captained by Hasani Newton.

Combermere cricketers celebrate with Lawrence Rowe (plaid shirt and dark glasses).
Combermere cricketers celebrate with Lawrence Rowe (plaid shirt and dark glasses).

As in 2013 and 2014 Combermere “A” won the tournament with the ‘B’ team placing third. FCA were runners up and a much improved CAUSA placed fourth.

Eight matches comprising three of 40 overs and five T20s were contested over three days on adjoining grounds at the Miramar Regional Park. Matches bowled off on January 16  following an opening ceremony which was addressed by tournament coordinator Wayne Ramnarine and Colin Mayers, Barbados’ Consul General in Miami.

Among the spectators was West Indies legend Lawrence Rowe who addressed the players and presented the ournament MVP Award to Leniko Boucher who scored the only century of the weekend.

Coach Estwick complimented the players and organizers on the improvements shown over the years as well as the more professional level of officiating.

List of awards and the match summaries.

Most Runs –– (197) Leniko Boucher

Most Wickets –– (8) Matthew Jones

Barbados Consul General’s Award for Highest Run Scorer in the Final –– (130 runs) Leniko Boucher

Tournament MVP –– (197 runs, Ave 65.7) Leniko Boucher

Summarized Scores:

Day 1, Friday 16th January (40 over Matches)

Cricket Academy USA 90 (27.3 overs) Suneel Kumar 36, Salman Saifu 17, Ian Boyce 3-21, Shakeem Clarke 3-24, Raneil Smith 2-13.

Combermere “A”  91-0 (9.4 overs) (Leniko Boucher 63 not out, Alex Fergusson 18 not out).

Combermere “A” won by ten wickets. Man of the match –– Leniko Boucher

Florida Cricket Academy 234-6 (40 overs) (Shayan Ahmed 50 not out, Steven Taylor 50, Ani Mayasandra 36, Omari Williams 28, Muhammed Raju 13 not out, Runeko Layne 4-21.

Combermere “B” 233-9 (40 overs) Hasani Newton 48, Joshua Cooke 48, Kofi Gilkes 37 not out, Kevon Bartlett 19, Runeko Layne 18 not out, Kcey Williams 16, Zachary Sattur 2-28, Shayan Ahmed 2-30)

FCA won by 1 run. Man of the match –– Steven Taylor.

Day 2, Saturday 17th January (20 over matches)

Florida Cricket Academy 170-4 (20 overs) (Ryan Ramnarine 67, Steven Taylor 49, Omari Williams 18)

Cricket Academy USA 108-8 (20 overs) (Neil Tagare 25, Azeem Charania 22, Bhavya Mital 17 not out, Sahil Charania 13, Omari Williams 3-16, Zachary Sattaur 2-15)

FCA won by 62 runs. Man of the match –– Wayne Ramnarine

Combermere “B” 84-7 (20 overs) (Dashawn Sylvain 21, Shakkae Marshall 16, Tremaine Edwards 11, Kcey Williams 11 not out, Joshua Cooke 11 not out, Matthew Jones 2-2, Keon Harding 2-8, Najee Holder 2-27)

Combermere “A” 88-7 (18.5 overs) (Lee-Germon Gaskin 42, Alex Fergusson 15 not out, Najee Holder 14, Zachary McCaskie 10, Shakkae Marshall 2-5, Kevon Bartlett 2-23)

Combermere “A” won by 3 wickets. Man of the match –– Shakkae Marshall

Combermere “B” 137-2 (20 overs) (Hasani Newton 70 not out, Kcey Williams 29, Joshua Cooke 27 not out)

Cricket Academy USA 125-5 (20 overs) (Neil Tagare 71 not out, Vibhav Altekar 15, Salman Saifu 10, Kevon Bartlett 2-23)

Combermere “B” won by 12 runs. Man of the match –– Hasani Newton.

Florida Cricket Academy 113-7 (20 overs) (Zachary Sattaur 23, Shayan Ahmed 21, Rizwan Aziz 15 not out, Ryan Ramnarine 14, Steven Taylor 12, Akhil Sridher 11, Matthew Jones 4-23, Zachary McCaskie 3-12)

Combermere “A” 114-2 (19.3 overs) (Lee-Germon Gaskin 64, Thaddaeus Chase 22 not out, Zachary McCaskie 20)

Combermere “A” won by 8 wickets. Man of the match –– Lee-Germon Gaskin.

 

Finals day –– Sunday 18thJanuary

Combermere “B” 160-7 (20 overs) (Hasani Newton 69, Kevon Bartlett 22, Joshua Cooke 19, Kcey Williams 10, Shakkae Marshall 10, Salman Saifu 4-21)

Cricket Academy USA 118 (17.1 overs) (Vibhaz Altekar 48 not out, Neil Tagare 36, Suneel Kumar 13, Kevon Bartlett 3-15, Shakkae Marshall 2-19)

Combermere “B” won by 42 runs. Man of the match –– Hasani Newton

Combermere “A” 288-8 (40 overs) (Leniko Boucher 130 – 116 balls, 18 x 4, 1 x 6, Alex Fergusson 45, Keon Harding 29 not out, Ian Boyce 28, Zachary McCaskie 26, Shakeem Clarke 13 not out, Steven Taylor 3-51, Noman Maqsood 3-54, Omari Williams 2- 61)

Florida Cricket Academy 160-9 (40 overs) (Omari Williams 46, Steven Taylor 31, Rizwan Aziz 28, Ryan Ramnarine 27, Zachary McCaskie 2-11, Ian Boyce 2-18, Keon Harding 2-31)

Combermere “A” won by 128 runs. Man of the match –– Leniko Boucher 

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