A clear Passage
Defending?three-time champions Fusionz Boutique Passage had an enthralling one-wicket win over Northern Academy and have booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the Inspire Sports National Sports Council under-13 cricket competition, with one preliminary round of matches to be contested.
In the sixth and penultimate round on Sunday, Passage United got home in the nick of time, just surviving what would have been only their second defeat in 33 matches.
Needing a meagre 91 to win, they reached the target with 10.5 overs to spare at Queen Street.
Micah Thornhill enjoyed a match-winning all-round performance, scoring 20 and after earlier taking three for 19 as Northern Academy were dismissed for 90.
At Shorey Village, Isolation Cavaliers Juniors amassed the day’s highest total of 220 for three from their allotted 35 overs. Shakir Skeete made a splendid 79, including five fours, while Reniel Smith hit a fine 71 with four fours.
The pair shared in an excellent second-wicket stand of 156. In reply, North Stars Juniors were routed for 74.
At The Brewery, a polished unbeaten knock of 60 by Thaddaeus Chase earned St Philip Juniors an easy seven-wicket victory over Banks Juniors.
Chasing what initially seemed a challenging 160 from 35 overs, Chase completed the task with a lovely front-foot punch through cover for four with 29 balls left.
The visitors were given a solid opening partnership of 66 between the consistent pair of Joshua Corbin (33) and Shian Brathwaite (24). The right-handed Chase faced 54 deliveries striking five fours and two sixes, both down the ground.
Counterpoint Wanderers crushed Ellerton Juniors by 137 runs at Ellerton to remain unbeaten.
They will meet Passage United on Sunday in what should be a close encounter.
Sent in, Wanderers Juniors reached 169 for five from 35 overs.
Danyl Husbands hit an important 69 containing three fours from 97 balls. In response, Ellerton Juniors were blown away for a mere 32.
Medium-pacer Jourdan Niles was the main destroyer bagging six for 18 from six overs.