St. Leonard's beat Foundation 'B' by one wicket to create more intrigue in Garner T20 tournament
Barbados Cricket Association article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - St. Leonard's Old Scholars defeated Foundation 'B' Old Scholars by one wicket with one ball remaining in a thrilling finish to create more intrigue among teams battling for the last two quarter-final places in the Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 tapeball tournament.
Chasing 99 to win in 20 overs in the Barry Gaskin/Bran Williams Zone 'D' at Dover on Wednesday night, St. Leonard's needed five runs off the last over from off-spinner Stefon Jordan with Lemar Joseph and Josimar Broomes at the crease.
After failing to score from the first ball, three singles came from the next three deliveries before Joseph swung a full toss over midwicket for six to finish with the topscore of 16 not out. The pair had come together with the score 90 for nine after 17.3 overs.
Former Barbados wicket-keeper/batsman Carlo Morris was the only other St. Leonard's batsman to reach double-figures with 15 as an opener.
Pacer Dwayne Alleyne sustained his fine form with the ball, grabbing four for 16 off four overs.
The result could have gone either way with a couple close decisions towards the end, as well as an easy missed chance for a run out.
Foundation were bowled out for 98 in 19.5 overs after losing the toss. Jade Padmore topscored with 20, while skipper Ron Bates made 16 and Xavier Duncan (13).
Morris took four for ten off four overs with his medium-pace and shared the Baron's Smokehouse $100 Player-of-the-Match award with Joseph, who apart from his vital knock, picked up the key wicket off Bates.
Both Foundation 'B' and St. Leonard's ended on six points but Foundation 'B' booked their place in the last eight by way of a superior Net Run Rate (NRR).
The pressure is now on Lodge Old Scholars, who have three points, to beat newcomers Grantley Adams Old Scholars and also overtake St. Leonard's on NRR in the last match of the preliminaries at Dover on Friday night if they are to reach the quarter-finals. Grantley Adams are yet to earn a point.
In the first match on Friday, the 2012 champions Deighton Griffith Old Scholars will oppose first-timers St. Michael Alumni - both on three points - with the winners advancing to the quarter-finals as runners-up to Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars in the Irvine King/Hugh Barker Zone 'C'.
Apart from Foundation 'B' Old Scholars and Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars, the other teams in the quarter-finals are Combermere Old Scholars, Alleyne Alumni (Lee Harford Skeete/Lewiston Wellington Zone 'A'), defending champions Foundation 'A' Old Scholars and Foundation School (Lewin/Gilpin Jones Brothers Zone 'B').
Summarised scores of Wednesday's match:
St. Leonard's Old Scholars beat Foundation 'B' Old Scholars by one wicket.
Foundation 'B' Old Scholars 98 all out (19.5 overs) (Jade Padmore 20, Ron Bates 16, Xavier Duncan 13; Carlo Morris 4-10, Omar Marshall 2-27).
St. Leonard's Old Scholars 103-9 (19.5 overs) (Lemar Joseph 16 not out, Carlo Morris 15; Dwayne Alleyne 4-16, Amahl Nathaniel 2-15, Darren Alleyne 2-28).
Toss: St. Leonard's Old Scholars.
Points: St. Leonard's Old Scholars 3, Foundation 'B' Old Scholars 0.
Baron's Smokehouse $100 Player-of-the-Match: Shared - Carlo Morris and Lemar Joseph.
Umpires: Mark Coppin, Ryan Willoughby.
Scorers: Shakira Adams & Shanique Adams (twins).