36 schools do battle in Wheels on Wheels cricket tourneys
THIRTY-SIX schools are currently participating in the Wheels and Wheels Auto Brokers-sponsored INSPORTS Primary, All-Age and Junior High Schoolboys cricket competitions this year.
Sponsored to the tune of $1 million, the primary schools competition is divided into four zones with the winners advancing to the semi-finals. Woodlands are the current defending champions.
Zone A compromises Woodlands, Pratville, Broughton, Marlie Hill and Frankfield, while Ramble, St Jago, McIntosh, Broadleaf and Harmonds will compete in Zone B. Zone C will see Mount Olivet, Zion Hill, Bellefield, Morgan Forest, Richmond Park and Christina Leased doing battle, while Zone D features Huntley, Fairfield, Somerset, Mile Gully and Coley Mountain.
The junior high schools are Hatfield, New Green, Bethabara, New Forest and Mandeville, while the all-age schools are Devon, Mizpah, Craighead, Harry Watch and Comfort Hall.
The teams topping the junior high and all-age sections will meet in the play-off final.
Managing director of Wheels and Wheels Auto Brokers, Bentley Hibbert, addressing a press conference held at the INSPORTS board room recently, said this is the seventh consecutive year his company was sponsoring school cricket in Manchester.
Hibbert said he was pleased that three players from the Manchester primary schools cricket competition represented Jamaica in the West Indies Youth Under-15 tournament recently.
They are Triston Coleman, who formerly attended Woodlands Primary and now attending Cross Keys High; Richard Powell, formerly of McIntosh Primary and presenting attending Manchester High; and Keneal Anniford, formerly of Harmons Primary and now attending Glenmuir High School.
“This is a great achievement for the primary schools competition, Wheels and Wheels and the parish of Manchester,” he noted.