Springer put Combermere in control
Easy Bake St Leonard’s definitely didn’t find the going so easy yesterday.
Last year’s losing finalists Nicholls Baking Combermere are in firm control after the first day in the LIME Under-15 Cricket Finals at the LIME cricket ground, Wildey.
Led by an inspirational all-round performance from captain Leniko Boucher, and a gutsy effort from all-rounder Shamar Springer, Combermere first skittled out St Leonard’s for 64 runs, before ending their first innings on 149 for four – a lead of 85.
Boucher and Springer, both members of the successful Barbados Under-15 team which recently returned from St Kitts after capturing the regional title, both stroked half-centuries to put their side in a strong position to dethrone the defending champions and make amends for last year’s runners-up position.
After winning the toss and sending their opponents into bat, Combermere quickly had them on the backfoot when Joshua Cooke comprehensively bowled Tremaine Harris as he played across the line to a straight delivery with the score on 18.
And just nine runs later, the diminutive Boucher would make his presence felt in a big way.