Oakville Cricket Club U15 team wins
KINGSTON, JAMAICA - An Oakville Cricket Academy under-15 team won two of three games it played as part of a recent tour of Jamaica.
Oakville lost its opening game by seven wickets to Excelsior High, the Jamaican U15 champions. Oakville then bounced back to defeat Ardenne High by 25 runs and Kingston College by 19 runs.
All matches were played at the test playing ground of Sabina Park. The tour was part of the U15 team’s preparation for the 2013 junior season and was also designed to expose players to different playing conditions and experiences.
Last year in its inaugural season, the Oakville Cricket Academy won the Toronto & District Association U15 title. The academy’s U19 team also established a record for the most runs in a game, scoring 294 runs for three wickets.
This year, the academy seeks more glory as it fields teams at the U13, U15, U17 and U19 age levels. The U15 team is coached by Rupert Stephenson, an International Cricket Council-certified coach and a member of Cricket Coaches Australia.