Alexandra, CP in Under-13 final
It will be a battle of the North today at Empire Club, Bank Hall.
But the spotlight will be on new batting sensation Joshua Morris when his team Coleridge & Parry clash with neighbours Alexandra in anall-St Peter final of the Everton Weekes Under-13 Cricket Tournament.
That’s because second former Morris wrote his name in the record books with the first double century in the competition’s history on Tuesday.
Morris 217 not out
Batting at No.3, the dreadlocked right-hander made a career-best 217 not out off 119 balls as Coleridge & Parry thrashed perennial champions Nicholls Baking Combermere by 154 runs in their semi-final at Wanderers Club, Dayrells Road.
He smashed 21 fours and an amazing 13 sixes as Coleridge & Parry posted a mammoth 318 for two off 35 overs.
Kemani Cox gave Morris admirable support with a knock of 58 off 72 balls which contained six boundaries.
Combermere restricted to 164
Combermere, who were last year’s losing finalists, were restricted to 164 for nine as fast-medium bowler Cox returned to take four for 17. Morris, trundling off-spin, took two for 31 and medium-fast bowler Kyron King, two for 34
In the other semi-final at the Desmond Haynes Oval in Black Rock, Alexandra trounced defending champions Christ Church Foundation by 56 runs.
Captain Simmons top scores
Captain Micaiah Simmons top-scored with a fluent 79 off 74 balls in Alexandra’s challenging total of 233 for two off 34 overs. Raniko Phillips made a responsible 77 off 90 balls while Kyle Jordan lashed a quickfire 51 not out off just 37 balls.
In response, Foundation were limited to 177 for nine with right-hander Kamario Grant scoring 57 and Barbados junior athlete Daniel Duncan making a solid 40.
Fast-medium bowler Ramaero Samuel took three for 43, while left-arm spinner Michael Chandler bowled impressively, taking two for 14. Simmons, who came into the attack late, grabbed two for 41. (EZS)
Summarised semi-final scores:
At Desmond Haynes Oval: Alexandra 233-2 in 34 overs (Micaiah Simmons 79 – 74 balls, 12×4; Raniko Phllips 77 – 90 balls, 7×4, 1×6; Kyle Jordan 51 not out – 37 balls, 6×4, 1×6). Foundation 177-9 in 34 overs (Kamario Grant 57 – 42 balls, 5×4, 1×6; Daniel Duncan 40, Kovian Kellman 11; Ramaero Samuel 3-43, Michael Chandler 2-14, Micaiah Simmons 2-41). Alexandra by 56 runs.
At Dayrells Road: Coleridge & Parry 318-2 in 35 overs (Joshua Morris 217 not out (119 balls, 21×4, 13×6), Kemani Cox 58 (72 balls, 6×4), Kyron King 13 not out). Combermere 164-9 in 35 overs (Rommell Smith 35, Marcus Whittington 24, Nicolai Rock 22, Romaine Mayers 15 not out, Nathan Forde 12, Raziel Lopey 10 not out; Kemani Cox 4-17, Joshua Morris 2-31, Kyron King 2-34). Coleridge & Parry won by 154 runs.