Hamilton Gardens, Ken's Wildflower to contest Under-17 cricket title
HAMILTON Gardens will challenge title-holder Ken's Wildflower in the championship match of the Milo/Portmore Cricket Association Under-17 cricket league after both teams recorded comfortable semi-final wins on Sunday.
The final will be played this Sunday at the Bridgeport Sports Ground, starting at 10:00 am.
In one semi-final, Ken's Wildflower defeated Greater Portmore by 82 runs at the Bridgeport venue.
Scores: Ken's Wildflower 170-5 (35 overs); Greater Portmore 88 (30.1 overs).
Batting first, Ken's Wildflower capitalised on Ramone Francis' knock of 72, Javel Glen's 44, and Ramone Ramsey's, 20, to post a total of 170-5 in 35 overs.
Warren Robinson took 3-29 for Greater Portmore.
In reply, Greater Portmore were bundled out for 88. Romain Johnson bagged 3-29 and Aaron Blackwood chimed in with 1-9.
In the other last-four match at the Hamilton Gardens playfield, the host beat Bridgeview by four wickets.
Scores: Bridgeview 143 (28.5 overs); Hamilton Gardens 144 (26.5 overs).
The visiting team had first strike and compiled 143 runs thanks to Kishan Givans' 74.
Nickoy Roberts (4-27) and Romario Wallace, who took three wickets for no run in a spell that lasted five balls, were the main bowlers for Hamilton Gardens.
In the run-chase, Roberts struck 48 not out and Joel Ewan added 24 to lead Hamilton Gardens into this weekend's championship encounter.
This season's Portmore
age-group cricket competition features a change from an Under-15 to an Under-17 tournament.