Winning start for defending champions in Headley Cup
Champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) got off to a good start in the rural ISSA/Grace Headley Cup high schools cricket competition late last week with a five-wicket win over long-time rivals Manchester High at the STETHS Sports Complex.
STETHS, now guided by former Jamaica wicketkeeper/batsman Carl Wright, following the recent resignation of the long-serving, highly successful Coach Clive Ledgister, dismissed Manchester High for 140. Bowling for STETHS, Demetri Binns captured five for 14 with his off spin. Orane Wright led the Manchester High batting with 34.
STETHS Captain Tyrek Bryan, with an unbeaten 49, then carried his team over the line at 143-5.
At Munro College, the home team defeated BB Coke High by three wickets. BB Coke made 93 all out; Munro replied with 94 for seven.
At May Day High, the home team cruised to a nine-wicket win over Denbigh High. Off spinner and Captain Christopher Lewis took five for 19 and fellow off spinner Chadwick Hewitt, three for 12, as Denbigh were dismissed for 50. Lewis, opening the innings, was unbeaten on 23 as May Day reached 54 for one in just four overs.
At Claude McKay High, Garvey Maceo High brushed aside the home team by 313 runs. Deveney McIntosh led the way with 105, supported by Garfield Tomlinson (85), Connell Jackson (64), and Dentay Dillon (57) as Garvey Maceo reached 365 for four declared. Dillon followed up with 4 for 17 and Khimani McDonald four for five as Claude Mckay High were bowled out for 52.
At Port Esquivel, Old Harbour High defeated Tacius Golding High by four wickets. Ranjay Thomas took seven for 23 as Tacius Golding were bowled out for 87. Old Harbour High battled to 90 for six wickets with Tavar Powell leading the charge with 55.
At CASE, Port Antonio High beat Titchfield High School by six wickets. Titchfield High made 159 all out. Led by Kemar Roper’s 49, Port Antonio High reached 161 for four.
At Charlemont High, Dinthill Technical’s all-rounder Orjay Whittingham captured five wickets for nine runs with his medium pace then stroked an unbeaten 49 to guide his school to an easy nine-wicket win. Charlemont High made 86 all out, with off spinner Roogae Rowland supporting Whittingham with three for 27. Dinthill then cruised home at 87 for one, with Whittingham standing firm with the bat.
At Addison Park, Cornwall College beat Brown’s Town High by 110 runs. Damien Daley, 73 not out, and Tyler Lawrence, 30, led the way as Cornwall made 169. Brown’s Town High were bowled out for 51 with medium pacers Venroy Lynch (three wickets for 13 runs) and Dishon Evans (three wickets for 0) doing the major damage.
At York Castle High, fast bowler Rushawn Lynch took a hat-trick in capturing seven wickets for 27 for Ocho Rios High to lead his school to a four-wicket win over the home team, who were dismissed for 45.
York Castle medium pacer Marco-Dean Clarke took three for 23 but Ocho Rios High achieved victory at 48-6 as Reando Kelly topscored with 19.
At Cornwall College, Ferncourt High beat Herbert Morrison Technical by 66 runs. Ferncourt High made 133 all out with Kyle Bailey’s 34 being the top scorer. Roshawn Green followed up with three wickets for seven runs for Ferncourt High as Herbert Morrison were bowled out for 67.