DOVER?JUNIORS dethroned two-time kings Carlton in yesterday’s final to become the new rulers of the Fortress Desmond Haynes Under-16 Cricket Competition.
In a low-scoring final at the Desmond Haynes Oval, Black Rock, Dover Juniors triumphed by a mere seven runs as Carlton, despite a battling 41 not out by their solid left-hander Nicholas Kirton, ran themselves out of contention in the final stages.
Sent in to bat in a match reduced to 26 overs because of a late start, Dover were restricted to a modest 92 for nine, with Limar Pierce top-scoring with 26 off 36 balls. Off-spinner Dante Niles was Carlton’s most successful bowler, taking three for 16, while there were two wickets each for spinners Kirton and Javed Leacock.
But Dover admirably defended their target to bowl out Carlton for 85 in 25 overs.