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Three new teams for Under-13 competition

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

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Three?new?teams will take to the field today, for the start of the fifth annual Inspire Sports/National Sports Council Under-13 Cricket Competition.
Play is slated to begin at 12 noon in the 35 overs-a-side matches.
The newcomers are Mill Wall Saints, St Catherine Juniors and Community Cricket League. The Mill Wall Saints are based in Boscobelle, St Peter, while St Catherine Juniors home turf is Bayfield, St Philip. Both will be competing in Zone A.
Community Cricket League are placed in zone B and they are located at the Franklyn Stephenson Academy in Bennets, St Thomas. 
With Banks Juniors dropping out very late, Wanderers’ B team have taken their spot in Zone B. They will use Briar Hall as their home ground.
Also missing from this year’s tournament will be YMPC Juniors.
Once again the tournament, which has produced several players for Barbados Junior teams at all levels, will go into a knockout phase at the end of the preliminary round. Matches will be contested every Sunday over the next two months.
In two of today’s key first round encounters, defending champions Dover Juniors meet North Stars Juniors at Dover. Fusionz Boutique Passage United, champions of the first three tournaments and last year’s losing finalists, will host Isolation Cavaliers Juniors at Passage Road. (EDH)