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Dover U-13 champs

Elvis Howard

Dover U-13 champs

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After being lodged for three years in the City, the Inspire Sports/National Sports Council Under-13 cricket trophy has taken new residence in Christ Church.
Dover Juniors dethroned three-time champions Fusionz Boutique Passage by 79 runs yesterday to lift the title in their first appearance in the final.
Playing at the 3Ws Oval, Passage United, chasing 135 to win, were routed for a meagre 55 in 32.1 overs.
Kilano Brathwaite, with a patient 16, was the only player in double-digits.
Once fast bowler Najee Holder rattled Micah Thornhill’s stumps with the final ball of the first over, Passage United found runs extremely hard to come by.
Left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop took three for 14 from his seven overs, and captain Najee Holder claimed two for five.
Earlier, after electing to bat, Dover Juniors were dismissed for a modest 134 in 33.2 overs of spin bowling.
Opener Limar Pierce led the way with a splendid knock of 74 before he was ninth out. His aggregate of 440 runs was the highest overall.
The all-rounder and Most Valuable Player of the tournament hit six fours and two sixes off 106 deliveries.
Pierce was given a chance in the day’s fourth ball when he was dropped by Brathwaite at mid-off from off-spinner Thornhill.
In the next over off-spinner Marshall (three for 27) bowled Brandon Sealy without scoring.
Thornhill then had Kadeem Alleyne brilliantly caught by Ajani Waterman at extra-cover from a firm drive.
From 19 for three, Pierce and Holder steadied the ship adding a vital 49 for the fourth wicket in 11.5 overs before Holder (23) was bowled off the pads by Hoyte.
Pierce was mis-stumped at 39 off Zario Walrond, but he reached his fifty with a single off Hoyte and then swung the next ball over mid-wicket for the first six of the match.
He was eventually caught at deep extra-cover in the 33rd over from a lofted drive.
Thornhill, who took two for 25, was the tournament’s highest wicket-taker with 22.