Ellerslie old boys win easy
ELLERSLIE Old Scholars convincingly defeated Granville Archer/Samuel Drayton Brothers XI by 82 runs and Lodge Old Scholars beat Livy Hoyte (Foundation School) XI by five wickets in the third annual Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 competition at Dover on Friday night.
Playing before a big crowd and a lively atmosphere with their vocal supporters making their presence felt, Ellerslie Old Scholars gave clear signs that they will be strong contenders for the title with an attacking display.
Ellerslie raced to 188 for five off 20 overs with Jason Collins topscorind with 45. Chioke Payne made 43, Corey Yearwood 22 not out and Jason Parris, 21.
The Archer/Drayton Brothers XI were dismissed for 106 in 18.2 overs as Ian Drakes grabbed three for 13.
Competing in Zone ‘C’, the Hoyte XI were bowled out for 87 in 15.3 overs after being sent in. Dayne Doughty made the top score of 20.
Stefan Gooding, bowling medium-pace instead of his traditional off-spin, was accurate and impressive with four for 15 while Rudy Mayers took two for seven and Jimmy Lewis, two for 22.
Lodge Old Scholars, also with noisy supporters, responded with 91 for five off 15.1 overs. Chad Puckerin made 27, Micah St Hill 16 and Diego Stuart, 15 not out.
Jones showed his all-round by grabbing three for 13. (EZS/PR)