St George Primary start tournament with a win

 Tyrese Scott with a five -wicket haul led St George Primary to a four-run victory over St Matthew’s Primary when the first game of the Guardian Group Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Tournament bowled off yesterday at Friendship, St Michael.

Tyrese Scott (third right) celebrates his five-wicket haul. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Tyrese Scott (third right) celebrates his five-wicket haul. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

 Matches were originally scheduled to start on October 7 but due to heavy showers over the past two days the games had to be cancelled. However the playing field at Friendship was suitable for play today and St George posted 89 for nine from their allotted 25 overs after being sent in to bat by St Matthew’s.

 In response to the target St Matthew’s got off to a rather shaky start and eventually fell short, finishing on 85 all out from 19 overs.

 St George opener Jadon Wall top scored with 23 and that was followed by 15 from Caleb Beckles and Kadil Howard’s 11. St Matthew’s all-rounders Ramario Gill and Micah Jordan took three for 19 off five overs and two for 13 respectively.

St Matthew’s were in early trouble as Scott with his medium pace grabbed three quick wickets in the first over when opener Ramar Spratt-Chrichlow was bowled off the second delivery for a duck. Number three batsman Jordan came in to join opener Gill and was sent packing right away, bowled off the third delivery.

Rachad Gill came in at four to join his brother Ramario who was trying to press on but Rachad was quickly bowled for a duck as the procession continued.

 Wall ended with figures 2 for 15 in five overs. (ML)

St Matthew's Kele Hope played some lovely strokes like this one back down the ground before departing for 15.
St Matthew’s Kele Hope played some lovely strokes like this one back down the ground before departing for 15.

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