Wolmer's, Eltham, XLCR in front in Shield semis

Jamaica Star article.

Kingston, Jamaica - Excelsior claimed first innings points from Jonathan Grant on the opening day of their two-day ISSA Grace Shield semi-final round encounter at the Courtney Walsh Oval yesterday.

Jonathan Grant were first bowled out for 107, with Orande Pearson taking four for 23 and Orland Rowe, two for 22, against Kashef Graham, who scored 25, and Javon Davis, 23.

Excelsior, in reply, closed on 163 for five.

Orlando Rowe, 57, and Raewin Senior, 38, have so far led the way for the boys from Mountain View Avenue against David, who has so far captured three for 36.

"I thought it was a good performance from our bowlers," said Excelsior's Kirkland Bailey.

"The aim now is to try and get and score an outright win so heading into the final day we intend to bat as positive as we can."

In other matches, title-holders Wolmer's also took first innings points over Ardenne in their game at Up Park Camp.

Ardenne made 124 in their first innings to which Wolmer's have so far responded with 223 for four.

Odayne Bryce 54, and Daniel Griffiths, 42, have so far led the way for the Heroes Circle-based boys.

Meanwhile, at Elletson Road, former many-time champions Eltham were responding strongly at 106 for six in response to Kingston College's meagre first innings score of 127.

Eltham first fell to 20 for four before Jerome Barton, 52, and Shane Cole, 50, led a recovery.

The matches are slated to resume today at 10 a.m.

First Published In The Jamaica Star.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 08:48