COMBERMERE turned Alexandra’s mistakes into their beefsteaks yesterday.
The defending champions took one step closer to notching their seventh LIME Under-15 cricket title, when they batted themselves to a strong position at the end of day two of this year’s final at the LIME cricket ground, Wildey.
Starting the day with a slender first innings lead of three runs, Combermere were led by a century opening stand between Shian Brathwaite and Reniel Smith on their way to finishing on 173 for three heading into today’s final day.
Brathwaite scored a patient 73, and Smith added 45 during an opening stand of 107.
Alexandra’s coach Renaldo Parris will no doubt be disappointed with his team’s performance in the field, after watching them waste three easy opportunities to dismiss both openers in the first session.
Having gained first innings points, it was evident from early on that Combermere were in no hurry to score runs.