The match up in the ongoing Runako Morton/TDC Primary schools’ Cricket tournament, scheduled for the ET Willet Park on Monday 3rd June, created some real excitement, as the Charlestown Primary School, engaged their neighbours, Maude Cross Preparatory.
The Maude Cross team won the toss and bravely sent in the opposition to take first strike.
The two Daniel brothers, Treon and Ron-J (sons of Ron and Trecia Daniel), both used the new ball and the decision paid immediate dividends, as they captured three wickets within the first three overs.
However, below par fielding and a heap of extras (no balls and wides), would come back to haunt them.
The CPS team wiggled from a dicey 17 for 4 to 65, before the 5th wicket fell.
They eventually got to 108 from their allotted 15 overs.
The MCPS team started the chase, with the Daniel brothers opening the innings and got into early trouble, with the score on 7 for 2.
A slow but steady partnership took them to 35 before the third wicket fell, but it was always going to be an uphill task, with the CPS bowlers a lot more accurate and their fielding efforts very supportive.
The MCPS team managed 63 for 6 when the overs ran out.
Charlestown Primary: 108 for 8 in 15 overs:
J. Tyson 44;
JQuan Athanaze 10
Ron-J Daniel 2 for 10;
Treon Daniel 2 for 11;
Elron Bailey 1 for 15;
Aiden Williams 1 for 29
MCPS 63 for 6 from 15 overs:
Ron-J Daniel 6
CPS winning by 45 runs
Worthy of note: Also featuring in this game were JQuan Athanaze (son of former Leewards player, Justin Athanaze) for the CPS team and grade three student, Aiden Williams (son of former Windies batsman, Stuart Williams and Midge Morton-sister of Runako Morton), for the MCPS team.
The tournament continues today –Tuesday 4th June, when the Elizabeth Pemberton Primary, takes on the Joycelyn Liburd Primary, at the Hard Times playing field, at 1.30 pm.