HC take points off Combermere
An opening stand of 65 between Matthew Forde and Amari Goodridge helped Combermere to set a target of 167 against rivals Harrison College. But in the end with limited time to play and no attempt made by the hosts to chase the target the match ended in a draw today.
Resuming the day on 15 without loss in the Barbados Cricket Association Under-15 two-day Tournament encounter at Crumpton Street, Combermere batted enterprisingly to reach 193 for seven declared off 38 overs just after lunch. In response, Harrison College laboured to 30 for one from 25 overs before both coaches decided to call it quits around 4 30p.m.
This followed from day one when Harrison College gathered a first innings lead of 26. Combermere posted 107 all out in 20.3 overs and Harrison College in response scored 133 for eight from 35 overs.
Resuming the second and decisive day today which began 20 minutes late due to rain, Forde and Goodridge picked up from where they left off overnight. In fact Forde smashed ten fours and one six before departing for 54, caught by Harley Moseley off the bowling of medium pacer Leonard O’Garro.
This brought Kastun Stoute to the crease and the pair put on a second wicket partnership of 38 before Goodridge went caught by Jonlhi Jordan off Kaleb Gibbs for 31 to end what was a relatively good knock that included five fours.
Number four batsman Seth Agard came in and joined Stoute with the latter taking most of the strike and showing a liking for all the Harrison College bowlers. Agard on the other hand fell victim to William Gordon for ten. Gordon captured three for 32 runs off eight overs. Four other wickets fell soon after as all the other batsmen who followed failed to get into double figures. Stoute eventually ended on 62 not out along with number nine batsman Reuben Agard on two not out.
Gordon showed his all-round skills when he opened the batting for Harrison College and eased to 18 not out during their second innings. He along with number three batsman Jordan who made 11 saw the innings through to the close.
Combermere now have two draws and three wins after playing a total of five matches. They have one game to play. Meanwhile Harrison College has so far played four games with three wins and a draw and with two more games in hand.