St George's, XLCR face-off in U-14 final
St George's College and Excelsior High are set to face-off in the final of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Jackie Hendriks Under-14 competition at Melbourne Cricket Club today.
St George's College led by medium pacer Jonoi Brown, who bagged five for 12, defeated Wolmer's by 20 runs in their semi-final game on Friday.
Scores: (St George's College 84 off 40.4 overs; Wolmer's 64 off 30.2 overs).
St George's College won the toss but never got settled and were eventually bowled out for 84 inside 41 overs. Shavaine Carthy, 19, Shahid Dreckette, 17, and Jonoi Brown, 12, were the only batsmen to get into double figures against Michael Meggs's four for 18.
Wolmer's in reply made hardwork of the small total and were 56 for eight at the break, before being dismissed for 64, which saw Ty McKenzie, 19, being the only batsman to get into double figures, as Brown ran through their batting line-up. Craig Burton-Prince with three for 12 was the next best bowler.
Winning coach Carlington Ebanks told the Jamaica Observer that he was really elated about the victory, as it has been a rough season for the youngsters.
When quizzed about his expectations going up against Excelsior in the final, he said that he "is looking forward to it".
In the other semi-final encounter at Chedwin Park, Excelsior High led by unbeaten half-centuries from Okachie Brown (50 not out) and Nico Jolly (55 not out), easily dispatched defending champions Innswood High by nine wickets.
Scores: Innswood 115-8; Excelsior 116-1.
Batting first Innswood struggled to 115 for eight in their alloted 50 overs, which saw wicketkeeper/batsman Carlos Brown getting to 51, supported by Mark James with 27. Raewin Senior led the bowling for Excelsior with five for 47.
Excelsior in reply cruised to their target, losing only one wicket.