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Northern Academy wins inaugural Derrick Sealy tournament


Northern Academy hoisted the inaugural Derrick Sealy 15 and Under Invitational Hard Ball Cricket title after defeated St. Philip Juniors by 158 runs.

The decisive victory over their arch rivals came when Northern Academy scored an impressive 199 runs off their allotted 35 overs led by Jameison Haynes who topscored with 64 runs. He was well supported by Shaquille Kellman who made 42 runs.

In their reply St. Philip Juniors could only muster 42 runs for the loss of nine wickets before the rain came and rudely interrupted the inevitable.

Northern Academy carried two of the individual awards with Haynes finishing with the most runs of the tournament and Cheyn Haynes capturing the best fast bowler.

Despite not making it to the final, Powergen (T&T) carried off a number of individual awards. Placing third, they also accounted for the Most Valuable Player in Adrian Pailarry who was also the best leg spinner of the tournament and the best wicketkeeper in Amit GoPaul. Other awards which Powergen carried off included the most disciplined team and the best team on parade.

Fourth place in the tournament went to the Hamilton Lashley Foundation, which also carried off the best spinner in the form of Glenroy Jacobs and the most catches in Rashawn Walker.
The most wickets went to Ramjit Singh.

After the completion of the final there was a cultural display by Seaman and his Troubadours and also by Anwar Mohammed.
The tournament was played in a round robin format, the winning Barbadian team was supposed to win a trip to Trinidad as the guests of Powergen Sports Club.

This year’s inaugural tournament was an invitational tournament and was running as a pilot.

Derrick Sealy was born in Barbados on September 11, 1912 and attended the Combermere School. Sealy went on to became the youngest ever cricketer to play a Test match when at age 17 years 122 days, he suited up for the West Indies against England in the January 11-16 Test in Bridgetown.

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