HC in charge

THE Lodge School facing uphill tast

All-rounder William Gordon scored an impressive 64 as Harrison College gained first innings lead of 22 runs over Milo Lodge when the quarterfinal round of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Under-15 two-day competition commenced at Crumpton Street, St Michael today.

William Gordon was the star of the day for Harrison College, making a half-century and taking three wickets.
William Gordon was the star of the day for Harrison College, making a half-century and taking three wickets.

Things started out well for the hosts when they won the toss and dismissed The Lodge School for 149 in 31.3 overs; Lodge falling just short of completing their allotted 35 overs. In response, Harrison College slammed 171 for seven from their 35 overs.

The Lodge’s captain Renico Alleyne led from the front and produced a solid knock of 80 which included eight fours and three sixes.

Alleyne and fellow opener Jaden Norville looked good at the top before Norville went for 16 bowled by off-break bowler Hayden Hart who ended with figures of two wickets for 36 runs from his allotted seven overs.

The Lodge School’s captain Renico Alleyne took two wickets for his team and fell just short of a century when he batted.
The Lodge School’s captain Renico Alleyne took two wickets for his team and fell just short of a century when he batted.

Jonothan Griffith was the next batsman in but he failed to make any significant contribution before he was caught by Harley Moseley off medium pacer Leonard O’Garro for just three.

Number four batsman Christopher Best was next to go run out for one by Hart. At that stage things started to crumble for Lodge with 17 overs bowled and the score on 88.

Hart then captured the first of two wickets when he bowled Delon Prescod for a duck. Alleyne tried to steady things at the other end and Kwame Small joined him at six. Small managed a few singles and made nine before departing caught by wicketkeeper Jabari Hunte off fast bowler Decarai Taylor who ended with two for 18 off four overs.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors as Small’s namesake Kwame Patton joined Alleyne who was eventually dismissed, caught O’Garro bowled by Gordon who claimed three wickets for 25 runs off 6.3 overs. Patton failed to trouble the score before he was caught by Moseley off Gordon.

Lamar Depradine and Jalani Evelyn were new at the crease and Depradine moved to five but had to go thanks to a brilliant piece of stumping from Hunte. Evelyn also failed with the bat, caught by Kaleb Gibbs off Gordon for two.

That left tail-enders Che Taylor and Zachary Norville to face the music and try to eke out as many runs as they could. But that never materialised with Nicholls being dismissed off the bowling of Gordon for four, leaving Taylor unbeaten on one. Extras contributed a welcomed 14 runs to The Lodge School’s innings.

Gordon and Moseley got Harrison College off to a good start. Moseley scored 24 and was progressing confidently with his partner before being run out by Lodge’s skipper Alleyne.

This brought hard-hitting batsman Jonlhi Jordan to the wicket and it was clear he had licence to fire away. Jordan slammed three fours and a six during his quick-fire knock of 33 but was then bowled by medium pacer Norville who ended with figures of two for 38 from seven overs.

Number six batsman Ahijah Hill scored 18 before departing off the bowling of Alleyne who also grabbed two for 22 from two overs and Jonothan Griffith also bagged two for 31 off six overs. A total of 28 extras were conceded including 25 wides, two leg-byes and one no ball.

Tomorrow The Lodge School will have to knock off Harrison College’s first innings lead and set a good target for their opponents when play resumes around 11a.m.

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