Victory for St Gabriel’s

St Christopher defeated

St Gabriel’s Primary batted their way to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over St Christopher Primary at Briar Hall, Christ Church as action in the Guardian Group-sponsored Herman Griffith Primary Schools Cricket Competition continued today.

St Christopher were sent in to bat after St Gabriel’s captain Michael Chandler won the toss. St Gabriel’s then bowled out their opponents for a meagre 69 in 18 overs with 35 of those runs being extras. In response, St Gabriel’s knocked off the runs comfortably with 14.1 overs to spare thanks to a good knock of 26 from Chandler and Zane Maloney who scored 19 not out.

St Gabriel's captain Michael Chandler swings to the fence for four.(Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).
St Gabriel’s captain Michael Chandler swings to the fence for four.(Pictures by Morissa Lindsay).
St. Gabriel's fast bowler Gabriel Muhajiri sending down another delivery during his spell.
St. Gabriel’s fast bowler Gabriel Muhajiri sending down another delivery during his spell.

Opening the batting for St Christopher was Kai Charlemagne and Jelano Johns, with Charlemagne being the first to go for a duck caught by Chandler, bowled by right-arm fast bowler Gabriel Muhajiri, who ended with figures of three for ten from 4.1 overs.

Davon Dottin joined Johns, who went caught by Ryan Lashley, bowled Simon Knight for one in the fourth over. Richard Millington was the fourth batsman in while Dottin did not stick around to keep his company as he was bowled by Knight who picked up two wickets for 16 runs from his spell of four overs.

Amani Lavine came in and added four runs before going trapped LBW to Jules O’Garro to leave the score at 18 for four with St Christopher in a spot of bother. They would not recover from the awful start.

St Gabriel’s openers Chandler and Ryan Lashley put 23 runs on the board in the first over before Lashley was trapped LBW to Charlemagne. Maloney joined Chandler and the pair put on 32 for the third wicket before Chandler was dismissed for 26 but by then St Gabriel’s were 55 in the ninth over and well on their way to victory.

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