Foundation beat Louis Lynch by 6 wickets as battle for Joel Garner T20 quarter-final places builds up
 

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Foundation School put themselves in line for a place in the quarter-finals of the sixth annual Christ Church Foundation Joel Garner Twenty20 tapeball tournament with a six-wicket win over Louis Lynch Old Scholars at Dover on Wednesday night.

Chasing 134 to win in 20 overs in the Lewin/Gilpin Jones Brothers Zone 'B', Foundation triumphed with three overs to spare, thus finishing the preliminaries on six points, while newcomers Louis Lynch failed to gain a point and exited from the 16-team competition.

Foundation fast bowler Akeem Evelyn, who grabbed four for 13 off 3.4 overs in Louis Lynch's 133 all out off 18.4 overs after they won the toss, and team-mate and opener Adrian Forde, with the topscore of 43 which included three sixes and two fours in a response of 135 for four off 17 overs, shared the Baron's Smokehouse $100 Player-of-the-Match award.

Forde and Micah Howard (28) set the stage for the chase with an opening partnership of 88 in 11.1 overs.

With defending champions Foundation 'A' Old Scholars also on six points, the outcome put Harrison College Old Scholars, with three points, under pressure to win the last preliminary match in the Zone at Dover on Friday, February 21, if they are to have a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

The opening match on Friday is also decisive as the winners between Alleyne Alumni who were beaten finalists in 2011 and 2013, and Alexandra Old Scholars - both on three points - will join runaway winners Combermere Old Scholars as the teams from the Lee Harford Skeete/Lewiston Wellington Zone 'A' to advance to the last eight. 

Combermere gained the maximum nine points, while Princess Margaret Old Scholars ended without a point.

Summarised scores:

Foundation Schools beat Louis Lynch Old Scholars by six wickets.

Louis Lynch Old Scholars 133 all out (18.4 overs) (Anthony Turton 25, Zahir Motara 17, Byron Morris 15, Roland McConney 15, Dave Taylor 14; Akeem Evelyn 4-13, Joshua Drakes 2-34).

Foundation School 135-4 (17 overs) (Adrian Forde 43, Micah Howard 28, Joshua Drakes 15; Byron Morris 2-14).

Toss: Louis Lynch Old Scholars.

Points: Foundation School 3, Louis Lynch Old Scholars 0.

Baron's Smokehouse $100 Player-of-the-Match: (Shared) - Akeem Evelyn and Adrian Forde.

Umpires: Stephen Proverbs, Ian White.

Scorers: Shakira Adams and Shanique Adams (twins).

First Published On bcacricket.org.

Date: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:04