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Combermere into Sobers final


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Combermere into Sobers final

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Combermere are in yet another cricket finals.
The defending champions booked their place with a thrilling two-wicket win over Sedburgh in their rescheduled Sir Garfield Sobers Schools International Tournament semi-final played at Bank Hall yesterday.
Set 150 for victory after the English team had posted 149 for eight in their 40 overs, Combermere, sponsored by Nicholls Baking Co., staged a late recovery to end on 151 for eight with seven overs to spare.
They were led to victory by a ninth-wicket partnership of 46 between Chaim Holder and Chad Williams, after stuttering to 105 for eight in the 24th over.
Holder finished with 26, laced with four boundaries, while Williams finished unbeaten on 13 to set up a clash against Foundation in today’s final at Kensington Oval starting at 11 a.m.
Holder had earlier starred with the ball as well, snaring the last three wickets as Sedburgh never recovered from a top-order meltdown that saw them collapse to 88 for five in the 26th over. Opening batsman Jack Jessop topscored with 26.
In their reply, Combermere quickly found themselves on the back foot, with fast bowler Tim Raglan claiming two wickets, to leave them in disarray at 37 for three.
A fourth-wicket stand of 46 between Jamar Brathwaite and Davon Goodman helped to rescue Combermere, before the heroics of Holder and Williams led them to victory.
Fresh from capturing the Sagicor General Shield, Combermere will be seeking revenge against Foundation, who beat them in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Under-19 Finals. (RB)
Summarized scores
At Bank Hall: Sedburgh 149-8 in 40 overs (J Jessop 26, G Francis 22, M Lloyd 19, T Hoggard 13; C Holder 3-30, I Boyce 2-34). Combermere 151-8 in 32.2 overs (D Goodman 30, C Holder 26 n.o, J Brathwaite 18, J Drakes 15, C Williams 13 n.o,  B King 10; H Watson 2-23, T Raglan 2-39, H Peterson 2-40). Combermere won by two wickets.

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