‘Old boys’ making impact
A?noticeable?feature of last week’s start to the popular Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 tapeball tournament is the number of Barbados cricketers who are representing their alma mater.
And they are making their presence felt with some impactful performances. Last Friday, before a crowd of around 1 000 spectators who congregated at the Dover ground, Barbados player Jonathan Carter (3-23 and 24) and Callitos Lopez (2-12 and 21 not out) played key roles with both bat and ball as last year’s runners-up Alleyne Alumni, led by veteran Police all-rounder Kenrick Marshall, beat Combermere Old Scholars by four wickets.
Ellerslie Old Scholars, with the heavy-set Jason Parris at the helm, had an exciting three-run win over Lodge Old Scholars. Kevin Stoute scored 33 for Ellerslie and another?Barbados player Shamarh Brooks top-scored for Lodge with 38 in a losing cause.
Former Barbados T20 and One-Day (50-over) bowling all-rounder Khalid Springer and left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, a West Indies Under-19 selectee, a year ago, turned out for Combermere.
There were two remarkable bowling performance in the Lodge versus Ellerslie encounter. Stefan Gooding took three for six off four overs with his deceptive fast-medium bowling, but miserly Ellerslie medium-pacer Corey Yearwood delivered three consecutive maidens in returning the amazing figures of two for two off four overs.
The competition continues tonight with defending champions Coleridge & Parry facing newcomers Princess Margaret at 7 p.m. On Friday night, the Livy Hoyte Foundation School team will oppose Adrian Grant Police at 6:30 and Erskine King/Darnley Boxhill Foundation A meet Deighton Griffith at 9:30.