Foundation stand firm
Barbados Nation article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - By virtue OF gaining first innings lead, Christ Church Foundation became champions of the 2013 Goddard Enterprises Schools’ Cricket Competition after they played out an exciting draw with Lester Vaughan yesterday.
But they would’ve had some anxious moments towards the end as Lester Vaughan made a desperate effort to force an outright result before rain brought a premature end to the match at 4:22 p.m. with 13 overs remaining.
At that stage, Foundation, set a victory target of 131 in 29 overs, had reached a nervous 29-4 off 16 overs. This was after Lester Vaughan declared their second innings at 143-5 in 32 overs.
Ayo Barrow top scored with 40 while Stefan Nurse, who had a good match, got 29 and Javed Leacock 20. Off-spinner Amal Nathaniel finished with 2-37.
In their victory chase, Foundation slumped to 16-3 mainly due to some accurate leg-spin bowling from Shavon Brooks (two for one off four overs), who is the younger brother of Barbados batsman Shamarh Brooks.
After the match, Foundation coach Nhamo Winn praised his team for capturing the coveted title.
“We set a goal at the start of the season and we are happy that we have attained that goal,” Winn said.
Lester Vaughan’s coach, former Barbados fast bowler Samuel Skeete, said it was unfortunate that the weather intervened because as he put it, “we had a good chance of capturing the remaining six wickets with 13 overs remaining”.