Four matches were completed on Tuesday, March 8, as the 2016 Massy United Insurance Under – 19 Schools Cricket Tournament continued. Victories were recorded for Grande Riviere Secondary over Micoud Secondary, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College over Entrepot Secondary, Babonneau Secondary over Corinth Secondary and Vieux Fort Comprehensive La Ressource over Piaye Secondary.
At the Dennery Playing Field in a low scoring match, Grande Riviere Secondary won over Micoud Secondary by 11 runs. Grande Riviere Secondary batting first was dismissed for 103 in 13.5 overs, with Mc Kenny Flavius making 22, Steffan Gustave 18, and 12 each to Denzel Lubin and Glenn John. Bowling for Micoud Secondary, Garvin Serieux 7 for 33 in 6.5 overs and Corneige Talliam 2 for 4 in 1 over.
In response, Micoud Secondary was bowled out for 92 in 14.3 overs, with Corneige Taliam 27, the only batsman to reach double figures. Bowling for Grande Riviere Secondary, Zachary Edmund 6 for 13 in 4.3 overs and Steffan Gustave 3 for 30 in 4 overs.
At the Monchy Playing Field, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, led by a century from Kevyn Arnold completed a comfortable 85 run victory over Entrepot Secondary. Sir Arthur batting first made 304 for 7 in their allotted 35 overs, with opening batsman Kevyn Arnold batting through the inning with good authority making a well played 127 not out which included 10 fours and 9 sixes. Kavelli Francois with 36, Kester Charlemagne and Gerson Joseph with 28 each also made useful contributions. Bowling for Entrepot Secondary, Kyle Adonis 2 for 44 in 8 overs, Olarry Alfred 2 for 49 in 5 overs and Trevor Norley 2 for 56 in 7 overs.
In reply, Entrepot Secondary was dismissed for 219 in 30 overs, with Tyrel Chicot stroking 78 which included 9 fours and 5 sixes. Kyle Adonis also chipped in with 28. Bowling for Sir Arthur, Kester Charlemagne 3 for 48 in 7 overs, Mc Callum John 2 for 39 in 3 overs and Joshua Edward 2 for 47 in 8 overs.
At the Gros Islet Playing Field, a century from Lee Solomon was not enough for Corinth Secondary, as they went down to Babonneau Secondary by 21 runs. Babonneau Secondary taking first knock was dismissed for 236 in 29.1 overs, with Rene Montoute again among the runs with 57 which included 5 fours and 3 sixes, Kimani Melius got run out for 48, Stavone Gabriel 39 and Wilson Charlemagne 22. Bowling for Corinth Secondary, Lerry Auguste 5 for 21 in 7 overs and Lee Solomon 2 for 38 in 6 overs.
In reply, Corinth Secondary was bowled out for 219 in 30 overs, with Windwards Under – 15 player; Lee Solomon making a brilliant 115 laced with 20 fours and 2 sixes. Other useful scores came from Lerry Auguste with 23 and Sheldon Busby 18. Doing the damage with the ball for Babonneau Secondary, Wilson Charlemagne with 4 for 28 in 6 overs and Rene Montoute 4 for 38 in 8 overs.
At the Piaye Playing Field, in a low scoring but exciting match, Vieux Fort Comprehensive La Ressource narrowly defeated Piaye Secondary by 4 runs. Vieux Fort Comprehensive batting first was dismissed for 93 in 22.3 overs, with Jeannick Serieux making 31 and Jamal Joseph 17. For Piaye Secondary, the wickets were shared equally between Shervin George with 5 for 15 in 3 overs and Shelton St Rose with 5 for 22 in 4.3 overs.
Chasing 94 for victory, Piaye Secondary folded under pressure inflicted by Vieux Fort Comprehensive and was bowled out for 89 in 18.3 overs, with Nick Andrew making 22 and Yannick Andrew 17.
Bowling for Vieux Fort Comprehensive, Rangene Francois 5 for 10 in 4.3 overs, Zephaniah Edwin 2 for 10 in 3 overs and Jamal Joseph 2 for 19 in 6 overs.
The final round of matches in the preliminary stage of the tournament concludes on Thursday, March 10 with 2 matches. At the Gros Islet Playing Field, Ciceron Secondary plays CARE and Jon Odlum Secondary comes up against Vide Bouteille.
To date the leading run scorers in the tournament are:
- Kimani Melius of the Banonnesu Secondary with 325 runs and a highest score of 196 not out. 2. Rene Montoute of the Babonneau Secondary with 277runs and a highest score of 150.
- Zachary Edmund of the Grande Riviere Secondary with 248 runs and a highest score of 157 not out