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Undefeated St. Matthews move into quarter-finals


The quarter-finals of the Guardian General Herman Griffith Insurance Primary Schools Cricket competition are set for tomorrow.

The first quarter-final will pit the undefeated St. Matthews against former champions Wesley Hall at Dover.

Wesley Hall booked their place in the quarter-finals with a five-wicket victory over Roland Edwards at Trents. Roland Edwards were bowled out for 99 as they took to the middle first. Daniel Boyce 28, and Shomar David 20 were the pick of the batsmen, while Thiery Walcott 3/21, Rivaldo Clarke 2/8, Deondre Scott 2/6 from Wesley Hall combined to limit them to a mere 99. In reply Wesley Hall reached their target of 100 for the loss of five wickets as Janash Javani scored 28, and Theiry Walcott returned with the bat to finish undefeated on 18 along with Joshua Morris 12. For Roland Edwards Ajay Ganash took 3/13 and Shomar David 2/23.

Their opponents in the quarter-finals, St. Matthews, defeated another undefeated team Luther Thorne by 69 runs at Briar Hall.

St. Matthews was led by an undefeated knock of 80 runs from Tre Riley as they posted a score of 143.

However, Luther Thorne’s Nathan Sealy was impressive with the ball as he took 5/23. In reply, Luther Thorne was bundled out for 74 with only Nathan Forde undefeated knock of 29 and Taquan Hazelwood 15 offering any sign of resistance against Tre Riley 3/9 and Kobe Waithe 3/21.

Hilda Skeene will come up against Eden Lodge at Briar Hall in the other quarter-final. Hilda Skeene defeated Charles F. Broome yesterday, in a nail-biting finish. After posting a score of 130, thanks to contributions from Gerrard Alleyne and Tariq Nurse of 31 and 24 runs, Hilda Skeene just managed to bowl out Charles F. Broome for 128 to win by two runs. In reply to Hilda Skeene, Charles F. Broome was led by Reuben Agard 30 and Christian Haynes 21, but it fell just shy as Matthew Alleyne 3/28 and, Sean Brathwaite 2/29 were the pick of the Hilda Skeene bowlers.

Eden Lodge defeated St. Judes at Blenheim A by three wickets to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Batting first St. Judes was bowled out for 70 runs with Demar Graham the only person offering any resistance with 36. The S. Judes batting order was eroded by David Ludat 3/15 and Stephen Parris 3/8. In reply Eden Lodge reached their target of 71 for the loss of seven wickets. Leading the way was Shane Parris 25 and Ajani Watkins 16, while Chad Price 2/17 was the pick of the St. Judes bowling.

In the other quarter-finals Milton Lynch will play Bayleys at Blenheim A after both recorded victories yesterday.

Milton Lynch defeated Cuthbert Moore at St. Catherine by 61 runs. Taking to the middle first Milton Lynch posted a good score of 145/6 as Hakeem Forde scored 41 and Johan Layne finished unbeaten on 40. Azzario Waithe 3/7 was the pick of the Cuthbert Moore bowling attack, but his batsmen offered little resistance to Geoffrey Mapp who rolled through the batting order with 4/16. Only Tremaine Boyce 19 and Rakeim Wickham 16 reached double figures as Cutherbert Moore was bowled out for 84. Mapp was well supported by Devon Stevenson 2/17.

Their opponents Bayleys overcame St. Silas at Friendship.
Batting first Bayleys put up an impressive total of 168 with strong performances from Romario Mayers-Alleyne 38, Namir Bolden 31 and Joshua Straughn 30. Davonte Worrell finished with a five-wicket haul for 23 and Mario Welcome 2/14.

However, in reply St. Silas fell for 110 with Amilion Jordan topscoring for them with 26, Tyshawn Selman 11, Demitri Smith-Thorpe 16. A team effort led to the victory for Bayleys with the bowlers coming to the fore after the batsman did a solid job. Rashawn Archer 3/15, Joshua Straugh 2/6, and Asa Hutchinson 2/26 all aided in Bayleys 58-run victory.

The fourth and final quarter-final match-up is not yet decided as Stephens will have to wait a bit longer.

St. Stephens defeated A Dacosta Edwards at Dayrells Road by 14 runs after posting a score of 137/6.

Undefeated at the end of the innings were Neville Blackman 33 and Jade Abbott 32, while Kai Patrick scored 25.

In reply, A Docosta Edwards was bowled out for 123 with Ailpha Nedd 18, Tyrese Alleyne 13 and Jadan Branford ten putting up some small scores in an effort to reach the target. Leading the bowling attack for St. Stephens was Jade Abbott with 4/26 and he was well supported by Neville Blackman 3/26.

Their opponents will be the winner of the match between St. Christopher and Selah which plays today at Friendship. (CG)

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