School of the Nations lose again
Playing at the Foursquare ground, a First-Class cricket venue in rural Barbados in overcast
conditions, Guyana’s St Joseph High School were spearhead by a delightful 72 from Jeremiah Scott as his school successfully chased down the paltry 115 made Queen’s College of Barbados on day four of the 31st annual Sir Garfield Sobers 40-overs International School’s cricket tournament on Friday.
School of the Nations, the other Guyanese School in the tournament, did not fare as well; losing to French Verandah St Vincent Community College despite 40 from the consistent Mark Ramsammy on a day in which many of the games were affected by adverse weather condition on 166sq Miles Island, including the game between Oakville Academy of Canada and Sir Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence U-17 which was abandoned at the Gall Hill ground.
St Joseph High’s eight-wicket win was their third in four matches as they reached a reduced target of 115 in 30 overs after Queen’s College were bowled out for 145 in 33.5 overs.
Ajani Waterman top-scored with 48 but only Kyode Miller (16) and Dijon Hunte (11) managed to reach double figures as Evan Blair 3-21, Kennard Moonsammy 3-25 and Stephon Wilson 2-25 did the damage with the ball for the Georgetown School.
St Joseph High got to 117-2 in 13.1 overs with Kennard Moonsammy 20 and Quentin Sampson, with an unbeaten 15, supporting Scott. Diquan Alleyne took 2-33 for QC.
At the Windward ground, another First-Class venue in Barbados’ Country side, French Verandah St Vincent Community College beat School of the Nations by 102 runs after they fell for 97 in 30 overs chasing a revived victory target off 200 in 30 overs.
Ramsammy (40) and Suresh Jainarine (20) were the only Guyanese to offer fight as Jeremy Layne (4-12) and Jeremy Haywood (2-10) bowled well for the Vincentians who had earlier made 247-6 in 37 overs.
Romando Browne 82, Zivon Walker 70, Dillon Douglas 37, Rayon Williams 19 and Jeremy Layne 11, all reached double figures. Ariel Tilku (3-51) and Christopher Kowsilla (2-39) were the most successful Guyanese bowlers in a losing effort.
At the Gall Hill ground, the contest between Sir Everton Weekes Centre of Excellence U-17 and Oakville Cricket Academy ended in a no-decision after rain stopped play with the Bajans on 191-5 in 36.4 overs. Hans Campbell 81, Naje Bishop 34, Damel Evelyn 19 not out, Karim Cozier 17 and Azan Holligan 11, were the main scorers.
The tournament which attracts teams from all over the world will resume tomorrow with 10 fifth round matches. (Sean Devers)
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