HC take the lead
combermere behind after first day of match
Harrison College gained a first innings lead of 26 against Combermere on the opening day of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Under-15 Two day Competition at Crumpton Street, St Michael today.
Combermere were sent in to bat by the hosts and made 107 all out in 20.3 overs, which was short of their allotted 35. Harrison College in response scored 133 for eight from 35. Ironically, Harrison College’s lead of 26 represented the same number of extras conceded by Combermere.
Batting a second time Combermere faced two overs before play ended at 5 p.m. with the score on 15 without loss. Openers Matthew Forde and Reuben Agard will resume their innings on 14 and zero not out respectively.
Both Forde and Reuben failed to get into double figures in the first innings. Number three batsman Kestun Stoute top-scored with 23 but had no support from the other end and eventually was dismissed by Harrison College captain Jonlhi Jordan who hit the deck with his fast bowling to capture four wickets from his five overs for 21 runs.
Amari Goodridge, batting at eight, made an effort with 19 not out but similar to Stoute did not receive the kind of support needed at the other end. Jabari Hunte also looked good with the ball taking three for six runs. William Gordon also took two for 20 off five overs.
Gordon gave a good all-round effort for Harrison College when he also contributed 22 with the bat before departing to spinner Nicholas Austin who bowled well to end with figures of seven overs, four maidens, nine runs for one wicket.
Gordon was the first to go and fellow opener Hunte followed for just two caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonathan Doughlin off the bowling of Jemuel Miller.
Jordan, batting at number three, and Hayden Hart four, tried to steady the innings after the loss of both openers gone. Jordan scored 17 before being run out. Ahijah Hill came to the crease and played some nice shots. Hart reached 14 before Krishna Quintyne caught him off the bowling of Forde.
Things fell apart for Harrison College at that stage as none of the other batsmen that followed made it into double figures. Hill played well for his 37 before he went caught Stoute bowled Seth Agard.
Play will resume tomorrow around 11 a.m.