Wesley Hall, Bayley’s reach final
Defending champions Bayley’s Primary and Wesley Hall Juniors are meeting in the final of the Guardian General-sponsored Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition today for the first time in more than 15 years.
The two will clash from 10:30 a.m. for primary school cricket’s top prize at the historic Empire Cricket Club, Bank Hall, St Michael.
Wesley Hall, who have a record eight titles, defeated Milton Lynch by 82 runs yesterday at Bayfield, St Philip, while three-time kings Bayley’s beat Eden Lodge by 41 runs at Friendship, St Michael.
Batting first, Bayley’s seized the initiative and raced to 178 for three behind 62 from prolific batsman Latrell Greenidge. Aaron Lorde (33), 26 from Jonathan Griffith and 23 by Romaro Alleyne added to the team effort.
Rashad Armstrong’s 33 was the top score for Eden Lodge, who fell short on 137 for nine.
Opener Thierry Walcott’s unbeaten 51 was the top score as Wesley Hall posted a competitive 134 for four. Rivaldo Clarke scored 21 and Desani Griffith added 18.
Jordan Layne, 11, was the lone batsman who put up any resistance for Milton Lynch, who were bowled out for 52. Teshawn Leacock took four wickets for 16 runs and Shaquon Tull, two for a measly three runs. (SAT)
At Friendship: Bayley’s 178-3 (Latrell Greenidge 62, A. Forde 33, J. Griffith 26, R. Alleyne 23). Eden Lodge 137-9 (R. Armstrong 33, K. Jordan 12, S. Parris 11, R. Simmons 10; R. Newton 2-26, A. Hutchinson 2-26, J. Straughn 2-32). Bayley’s won by 41 runs.
At Bayfield: Wesley Hall 134-4 (Thierry Walcott 51 n.o., R. Clarke 21, D. Griffith 18, K. Chase 12 n.o.) Milton Lynch 52 (J. Layne 11; T. Leacock 4-16, S. Tull 2-3). Wesley Hall won by 82 runs.