St Albans teach rivals lessons in zone
St Albans Primary journeyed from St James to teach four other schools some lessons in road tennis when the preliminaries of the Cave Shepherd/Berger Paints/A One Supermarkets National Primary Schools Championship climaxed on Friday at Rubis Courts in Brighton.
Nathan Griffith, Najee Haynes and Makeli Worrell led the fight for the West team, defeating challengers from Grazettes Primary, Ellerton, Wesley Hall Juniors and St Catherine’s.
The greatest fight came from Grazettes, who were second and took the final qualifying spot for next week’s second round.
In the battle to determine the winners of Zone 8, Haynes set the tone by defeating Dashawn Kirton of Grazettes 21-12.
However, Jaihare Williams responded for Grazettes by stopping Worrell at 12. Griffith was then taken to the wire by Amar Gaskin before creeping home 21-18 to cement the top spot for St Albans.
St Catherine are enjoying a week of celebration, but there was nothing celebratory at Rubis, as they not only ended bottom of the pile but also were roughed up by St Albans, suffering three sows.
Haynes destroyed Omari Harewood 21-3, Worrell whipped Damani Trotman 21-9 and Griffith finished off Zechariah Maynard 21-7.
Grazettes also slammed St Catherine, with Amar Gaskin sharing out the worst beating of the day, 21-2, to Harewood. (KB)