Grace Headley Cup bowls off today

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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FORTY-TWO schools will participate in the 2019 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Grace Headley Cup Rural Area cricket competition which begins today at 10:00 am.

Eight matches are scheduled for today's first round of the competition, with Ocho Rios High hosting Ferncourt High; Aabuth`` nott Gallimore going up against Brown's Town High; York Castle High taking on Marcus Garvey High; May Day High playing Cross Keys High; Manchester High hosting deCarteret High; Tacky High going up against Tacius Golding High; McGrath High taking on Dinthill High, and Charlemont High hosting Guy's Hill High.

Home teams are named first.

St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) will begin their defence of the title against Maggotty High tomorrow at STETHS in Santa Cruz.

Teams and their respective zones are as follows:

Zone A — Ocho Rios High, Ferncourt High, Aabuthnott Gallimore, Brown's Town High, York Castle High and Marcus Garvey High.

Zone B — Cornwall College, Frome Technical, Herbert Morrison High, St James High, Green Pond High and Cambridge High.

Zone C — STETHS, Maggotty High, Munro College and Newell High.

Zone D — Holmwood Technical, Clarendon College, Claude McKay High and Troy High.

Zone E — Manchester High, Cross Keys High, deCarteret College and May Day High.

Zone F — Glenmuir High, Marcus Garvey High, Vere Technical, Old Harbour High, Kemps Hill High and Central High.

Zone G — Dinthill Technical, McGrath High, Tacius Golding High, Charlemont High and Tacky High.

Zone H — Titchfield High, St Mary High, Port Antonio High, St Mary Technical, Fair Prospect High and Horace Clarke High.

Zones C, D and E will have teams playing on a home-and-away format as only four schools have entered in each zone.

The winners and runners-up will advance to the second round to be played over two days consisting of one innings. The 16 schools will be placed in four groups of four teams with the winners qualifying for the semi-finals, also to be played over two days but consisting of two innings each.

The final is set for three days, March 20-22, and consists of two innings for each team.

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