Haye helps KC to victory over JC
A well-played half-century by Jamie Haye helped Kingston College (KC) defeat Jamaica College (JC) by three wickets in the 2014 ISSA Urban Schoolboys T/20 Cricket Competition at JC on Wednesday.
Scores: JC 121-8 (17 overs); KC 125-7 (17 overs).
Winning the toss and electing to bat on a slow, flat pitch in a game reduced to 17 overs due to bad weather, Orane Tomlinson topscored with 24 for JC. He struck two fours and a six from 17 deliveries, while captain Courtney Dowdie chipped in with 18 (17 balls) which contained two boundaries, and Jason Tapper added 18 (17 balls) that included one boundary to make sure their team posted a respectable total.
Oshane Wright took three for 25 from four overs, while Kevaun Bartley took 2-23 for KC.
In reply, KC got off to a horrible start when Jason Tapper took two key early wickets. He removed O'Brian Duncan (two) and Maurice Brown (nought) after Courtney Dowdie bowled Tevon Campbell for a duck in the first over, leaving the North Street-based team struggling at seven for three.
But Jamie Haye then smashed 52 to restore the successful run chase, striking seven fours and two sixes off a mere 38 balls. He also shared in a 67-run fourth-wicket partnership with Romario Hancard, who made 33 not out (40 balls) which contained two boundaries. Oshane Wright chipped in with 15 (two fours) to make sure their team reached the target.
Topper finished with 2-15 and Gyasi Falconer 2-22 for JC.
In the curtain-raiser, Wolmer's Boys, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, defeated Jonathan Grant by 26 runs.
Taking first strike, Wolmer's made 139-3 from their allotted 20 overs, with Hodane Bryce leading the way with a topscore of 76. Captain Malik Thompson chipped in with 22 against Delroy Grant (4-20-2) and Tajae Facey (4-19-1).
In reply, Jonathan Grant got off to a strong start but were restricted for 113-9 from their allotted 20 overs. Chavaughn Bonsfeather made 23, while Daniel Thomas and Winston Wharam both scored 19 runs as their team fell short of the target.
Amir Dalley took four wickets for 15 runs from four overs for Wolmer's.
Scores: Wolmer's Boys 139-3 (20 overs); Jonathan Grant 113-9 (20 overs).
Elsewhere, at Chedwin Park, Excelsior High crushed Ardenne High by 107 runs.
Scores: Excelsior High 147-7 from 20 overs (Raymond Hall 28 not out, Raewin Senior 22, Kalvin Rown 2-21); Ardenne High 40 all out (Denzil Dillion 2-5, Keanu Marr 2-5), while Eltham High defeated St Jago High by 27 runs at the same venue.
Scores: Eltham 146-6 (20 overs); St Jago 115-7 (20 overs).