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Young cricketers show their mettle

Reveria Cottle struck a well-played 55 that set a good foundation for St Giles Primary’s victory over George Lamming by 98 runs at the Blenheim, St Michael playing field.

Playing in Group D of the National Sports Council’s Guardian Group-sponsored Herman Griffith Primary Schools Cricket Competition, St Giles won the toss and made 136 for four from their allotted 25 overs. In response George Lamming Primary could only muster 38 for nine. 

Reveria Cottle of St Giles Primary top-scored with 55. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Reveria Cottle of St Giles Primary top-scored with 55. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Sanchez Reid-Haynes contributed 22 to St Giles score and Rommel Smith 19. Then St Giles returned to defend their score with top bowling performances from Keary Barrow and Kishan Rae who both took three wicket each. 

Akeem McCollin was the only player to reach double figures for George Lamming with 19. McCollin also took three wickets for George Lamming. 

Opener Rommel Smith of St Giles Primary made 19.

Opener Rommel Smith of St Giles Primary made 19.

At Blenheim A, St Winifred’s beat Bay Primary by 37 runs in Zone B. St Winifred’s made 131 from 25 overs and Bay Primary responded with 91. 

Playing at home Eden Lodge claimed victory number two when they trounced St Stephen’s Primary by eight wickets. 

St Stephen’s posted 43 off 10.5 overs and Eden Lodge knocked off the runs easily reaching 44 for two from 13.3 overs. Eden Lodge fast bowler Kyron King grabbed four for 21 to take his tally to 12 wickets in just two games. 

In the match played at Briar Hall, Christ Church, Milton Lynch Primary put in a good all-round effort to defeat Vauxhall Primary by 113 runs. 

Milton Lynch batted  first and made 138 for 8 in their 25 overs with Miguel Barker top-coring with 53 not out and Raphael Lovell making 25. Antonio Hamilton took 3 for 7, while Quavon McClean and Jadonte Forde each claimed two wickets. In response Vauxhall were bowled out for a meagre 25 with Jeraint Franklin (5 for 2) and Shaquille Croney (5 for 6) doing the damage.

At Inch Marlow St Christopher Primary got the better of St Paul’s Primary by nine wickets. It was a low scoring game as St Paul’s only managed 44 all out from 19.3 overs and St Christopher with 26 not out from Davion Dottin reached their victory target in 13.2 overs. 

Tosh Jones of St Winifred’s top scored against Bay Primary with 21.

Tosh Jones of St Winifred’s top scored against Bay Primary with 21.

Dottin also starred with the ball taking 3 for 12 for St Christopher along with teammate Nathan Samuels who also picked up three wickets. Mathew Marshall also cashed in in the celebration with two of his own. 

Over in St Phillip Bayley’s Primary’s batsmen had a great day with the bat scoring 176 for nine from 25 overs with 46 coming from Daniel Joseph and Shaquan Belle also making 46 against Reynold Weekes Primary who mustered 71 all out to give former champions Bayley’s a massive 105 runs victory. Joseph, one of the top performers from last year, also took three wickets. (ML)

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