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Eden Lodge beat defending champs

Kyron King was the star performer with eight wickets for Eden Lodge Primary in the opening match of the Guardian Group Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition Friday.

Playing at Friendship, St Michael defending champions Wesley Hall Primary and Eden Lodge were greeted by West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith before taking to the field where the boys from King Street won the toss and decided to bat under the instructions of captain Edwin Currency Barnett.

Kyron King took 8 for 26.

Kyron King took 8 for 26.

But Wesley Hall could only manage 46 all out in ten overs, 15 short of their allotted 25 overs. In response, Eden Lodge with a top score of 15 not out by Antoine Darlington made 47 for four from 12 overs to win by six wickets.

The going was so tough that there were six ducks in Wesley Hall’s innings as King was a nightmare for them with his right hand pace. Zachary Alexander with 12 and Newton with 11 had the highest individual scores for Wesley Hall.

Antoine Darlinton top scored with 15 not out to lead Eden Lodge to victory in the low-scoring match.

Antoine Darlinton top scored with 15 not out to lead Eden Lodge to victory in the low-scoring match.

Outside of Newton with his medium pace that earned him three wickets for 17 runs from five overs, no one else really troubled Eden Lodge’s batsmen. King also contributed nine with the bat and Alex Marshall, six.

Speaking with Barbados TODAY the 11-year-old class four pupil spoke about his performance with the ball and said he enjoyed his spell today and intended to take the most wickets at the end of this year’s competition.

King said his aim was to one day make West Indies’ senior team.

Wesley Hall is the most decorated school in the competition having won 11 titles, more than any other school. Eden Lodge went as far as the quarterfinal last year.

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