Wesley Hall still unbeaten, bowlers rule the day
Barbados Advocate article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - Wesley Hall kept their undefeated streak alive when they crushed St. Giles by 171 runs in the National Sports Council’s Guardian General Insurance Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition.
As a result, they have moved to 4-0. Wesley Hall’s Rivaldo Clarke made the top score of 87, and he was well supported by Thierry Walcott with 39 runs.
Walcott then returned with the ball to run through St. Giles’ batting order with a five-wicket haul for a mere four runs. He was well supported by Jaleel Crookendale with four wickets for three runs.
The pick of the St. Giles bowlers was Akeem Chandler with four wickets for 33 runs.
In one of the biggest margins of victories for the season, West Terrace recorded a 247-run win over Holy Innocents at the Desmond Haynes Oval.
Batting first, West Terrace posted an impressive total of 269/4 with Renacko Belgrave leading the way with the bat with 72. Two other batsmen passed the half century mark and they were Darian Bayley with 65 and Jaden Leacock with 53.
Belgrave returned with the ball to pick up four wickets for four runs as Holy Innocents could only muster 22 runs before being bundled out. Che Simmons from West Terrace picked up three wickets for three runs.
In other matches, George Lamming easily defeated St. Mary’s by eight wickets at Blenheim. The boys from the City only managed to post a target score of 22 runs as Zane Knight Howell and Zafar Lochat picked up a four wicket haul each.
Also in winners’ row was Hilda Skeene with a 23 run victory over St. Catherine’s. They were led by Micha Stuart who scored 42 runs in the 114 run total for Hilda Skeene.
With only a target of 55 runs for victory, Good Shepherd defeated Deacons thanks to a five wicket-haul by Diallo Thompson. However, playing two days later, Good Shepherd went under to West Terrace by 80 runs as Renacko Belgrave picked up a five-wicket haul to add to his four wickets earlier in the week.
Chasing 48 runs for victory, Bayley’s defeated St. Martin’s Mangrove by seven wickets at home; while St. Cyprian’s chased down 55 for victory against St. Winifred’s. Bayley’s also defeated Reynold Weekes Primary by 59 runs earlier in the week.
Milton Lynch may have thought that their score of 74 runs was not enough to defend, but St. Bartholomew’s batting order was demolished by J. Forde with 5/20 and J. Layne with 4/15 to hand Milton Lynch the victory.
Earlier in the week Milton Lynch also defeated Bay Primary by seven wickets.
It was easy pickings for St. Gabriel’s who beat St. Paul’s by nine wickets as they reached their arget of 29 for the loss of one wicket at Dover. St. Gabriel’s also defeated St. Cyprian’s earlier in the week by five wickets.
The bowlers continued to be dominant as Eden Lodge bowled out Welches for 41 with Depedro Jordan picking up 5/12. They then returned to reach the target for the loss of only two wickets. Eden Lodge also defeated Sharon Primary earlier in the week.
Amilion Jordan steamed through the batting of Hillaby Turners’ Hall to pick up a five wicket haul for his school St. Silas. Jordan then opened the batting and top scored with 36 runs as his team won by 10 wickets chasing 85 for victory.
Gordon Greenidge Primary defeated St. Albans by six wickets chasing 58 runs for victory at Trents.
Diovante Depeiza led the way for Selah Primary with 45 runs and was well supported by Shaario Depeiza with 30 as they went on to post a total of 106/6 and defeat All Saints by 21 runs.
An undefeated half century from Shoman David helped Roland Edwards to 122/3 as they thrashed Boscobelle by 93 runs.