Wesley Hall, Eden Lodge primary final
Barbados Nation article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Nine-time champs Wesley Hall will meet first-time finalists Eden Lodge in the final of this year’s Guardian General Herman Griffith Primary Schools Cricket Competition at the Empire Club in Bank Hall on Thursday.
Wesley Hall and Eden Lodge secured contrasting victories in their semi-finals over Bayley’s and St Christopher, respectively, at Dover and Friendship yesterday.
Captain Rivaldo Clarke guided Wesley Hall (125-7) to a tense three-wicket triumph over Bayley’s (124-6) with an unbeaten 48 after taking two wickets.
Eden Lodge’s hero was all-rounder Ajani Watkins, who took two wickets for 15 runs to help restrict St Christopher to 87-6 in their 25 overs. He returned to score an unbeaten 14 to see his team reach 92-3 in 12.3 overs. Shaquir Parris top-scored for Eden Lodge with 20.
At Dover: Bayleys’ 124-6 in 25 overs (Romario Mayers-Alleyne 25, Jayden Small 13, Nimar Bolden 11, Joshua Straughn 11; Thiery Walcott 3-22, Rivaldo Clarke 2-28). Wesley Hall 125-7 in 23 overs (Rivaldo Clarke 48 n.o., Deondre Scott 17, Thiery Walcott 10; Rashoun Archer 2-21, Azaro Best 2-21, Asa Hutchinson 2-22). Bayleys won by three wickets.
At Friendship: St Christopher 87-6 in 25 overs (Joachim Forde 27, Hackeel Forde 25; Ajani Watkins 2-15, Ty Farrell 2-17). Eden Lodge 92-3 in 12.3 overs (Shaquir Parris 20, Donte Ludat 18, Ajani Watkins 14 n.o., Tyrell Rayside 12 n.o.; Anthony Evelyn 2-22). Eden Lodge won by seven wickets.