Hydel retain prep school cricket title
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Hydel defeated Monymusk by six wickets in the final of the Scotiabank Prep School Cricket competition to claim an historic second successive title on June 21.
The Ferry-based Hydel denied the 2009 holders Monymusk from Middlesex in a low-scoring affair at Nelson Oval, home of Lucas Cricket Club.
The highly anticipated final fell below expectations when Monymusk were bowled out for 47 in the 15th over.
Sachin Simms, like he did last year in helping Hydel secure its first hold of the Maurice Foster trophy, was the talisman for the champions.
Simms, who was voted Man of the Final, ripped through the Monymusk batting, recording impressive figures of four wickets for as many runs in 3.4 overs.
Kevon Rodway, two for 18, supported Simms as no Monymusk batsman managed to reach double figures.
With that historic goal in mind to become the first champion to retain its title, Hydel took a cavalier approach to achieve victory, reaching 49 for four in 38 balls with Rodway unbeaten on 21.