Foundation Sobers champs
By by PHILIP HACKETT | Thu, July 26, 2012 - 12:07 AM
A PATIENT HALF-CENTURY by Micah Howard paced Foundation School to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Combermere and earned them the Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament title for the first time at Kensington Oval yesterday.
Howard struck an even 50 to lead Foundation to 133 for three off 38 overs in reply to Combermere’s 130 all out off 38 overs.
Howard completed his 50 off 124 balls with two fours but was lbw to off-spinner Ian Boyce (three for 22) with Foundation still 19 runs adrift.
Howard and Shomari Davis set the stage for Foundation’s response in an opening stand of 83. One of the major features of the partnership was the aggressive running between the wickets.
Davis, who was dropped by left arm spinner Matthew Jones off his own bowling when he was 25 and the score 43, was eventually caught by wicketkeeper Shane Proverbs off Boyce for 42.
He struck three fours and faced 65 balls, dominating the opening stand with Howard.
Aaron Jones guided Foundation to victory with an unbeaten 21 off 24 balls. He smashed the only six of the innings and one four in a fluent knock that followed a brilliant bowling performance.
Earlier, Jones undermined the defending champions with impressive figures of four for 20 from 7.5 overs of leg spin.
Jofra Archer took two for 35 with his medium pace and captain Dayne Doughty, bowling in a similar style, two for 28. Chaim Holder top-scored for Combermere with 26.
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