Hydel cop first prep school cricket title
HYDEL won the Scotiabank Prep School Cricket title for the first time after beating Mona by 38 runs in the final at Kensington Park on Monday.
The Ferry-based institution finally engraved their name on the elusive trophy, having got to the final last year with a victory assured by their bowlers who were excellent in dismissing Mona for 57 after posting 95 for seven batting, first.
Final MVP Raewin Senior, who was also the Most Valuable Player for the Surrey County, led Hydel's victory charge once more with a top-score 45 as his team deservedly lift the Maurice Foster Trophy.
Senior, who amassed 469 runs throughout the season at an average of 78.17 and 14 wickets as well, was the linchpin for his team as he has done so many times before.
After posting 25 runs for the first wicket with opening partner Sachin Simms (run out for four), Senior, who scored a century of 101 this season, shared in a fourth-wicket stand of 26 with Dandra Hutchinson (16), following the loss of two quick wickets.
Senior fell short of a sixth half-century when he was caught and bowled by Kevon Mullings, who returned best figures of two for 15 for Mona, while captain Jeremy Verley took two for 16.
Having lost a close contest in the Surrey final to the same team, a victory target of 96 was surely gettable for 2010 champions Mona.
But they failed to get it correct at the second time of asking, as only William Thomas (22) reached double figures.
No one seems prepared to hang around as wickets tumbled frequently, and when Thomas was bowled by Renako Gentles to leave the score at 28 for four, it was a mere formality thereafter for Hydel.
Gentles registered impressive figures of two for four from eight balls after Malik Thompson (2-14) and Simms
(2-15) got the early breakthrough en route to the win.
In a the presentation of awards ceremony that followed immediately after the final, Romain Silva of Monymusk Prep won the MVP title for Middlesex. Silva averaged 46.66 from four innings which yielded 128 runs.
St James Prep's Tevin Thompson, who scored a total of 347 runs from seven innings at an average of 86.75, plus eight wickets, took the MVP award for Cornwall. Thompson, who scored two centuries for the season, received an individual award for his innings of 114 , which is the highest individual score by any player.
Meanwhile, Senior is the only Hydel player selected in an All Prep School XI which includes Jeremy Verley (Mona Prep), William Thomas (Mona Prep), Elian Emanuel (Our Lady of the Angels Prep), Jamari Morrison (Lannaman's Prep), Jahmai Scarlett (Wolmer's Prep), Tevin Thompson (St. James Prep), Trey Robinson (Teamwork Prep), Devonte Dacres (St. James Prep), Romaine Silva (Monymusk Prep), Kaymani Grashin (Belair Prep).