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Defending champs through to semifinals


Defending champions, Wesley Hall Juniors, are the first team through to the semi-final round of the National Sports Councilís (NSC) Guardian General Herman Griffith Primary school cricket competition.

On a rain-affected day, only one quarter final was played and one playoff game.

Wesley Hall ended the run of St. Matthews, who were undefeated until they met the defending champions at Dover yesterday.

Batting first St. Matthews posted a modest total of 80, with Kwame Patton topscoring with 24 runs. However, it was the work of Rivaldo Clarke who took an impressive four wickets for a mere 10 runs that was the undoing of St. Matthews. Clarke was well supported by Edwin Barnett 2/10 and Thierry Walcott 2/23.

In reply, Wesley Hall reached their target of 81 for the loss of five wickets.
Leading the way was Clarke who after his outstanding performance with the ball returned with the bat to lead the scoring for this team with 24 runs.
Walcott finished undefeated for 23 runs as Wesley Hall move onto the semis.

In the last remaining playoff match, St. Christopher defeated Selah Primary by eight wickets. Batting first, Selah made 112/7 off their allotted overs.
Shamario Depeiza led the way with the bat for Selah with 38, while he was well supported by Dequan Toppin 24, Terrell Greaves 13. The pick of the St. Christopher bowling was Brandon Pilgrim with 2/20 and Hackell Forde 2/24.

But it was the batting performance of Forde that carried St. Christopher to victory. Forde finished with an impressive 42 runs to lead all scores as St. Christopher went on to score 114/2.

In a losing effort Andre Husbands took 2/16.

Their opponents in the quarter finals will be St. Stephens.

Today Milton Lynch will play Bayleys at Empire in a rescheduled match that was slated for Blenheim and was rained out.

Hilda Skeene and Eden Lodge were slated to play at Briar Hall but that was also was rained out and will be played on Monday at Friendship. (CG)

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