By: Curtis Morton
Despite a poor batting performance on Thursday 3rd July at the ET Willet Park, the combined forces of the Maude Cross Prep School and the Nevis Academy fought back stoutly to eventually overpower the St. Thomas’ Primary School.
The combined team was undermined by a telling spell of bowling by young Chanand who not only picked up 5 wickets in one over but picked up the first hat trick of the competition in the process.
He ended with the amazing bowling figures of 3 overs; 10 runs and 6 wickets.
The Maude Cross/ Nevis Academy team could only muster 60 runs and for all intents and purposes, was set to lose the game.
However, their bowlers also produced the goods and Ardie Liburd also had the amazing figures of 3 overs; 5 runs and 6 wickets, with Patrice Nisbett Jr bagging 3 for 16 from his 3 overs, restricting the opposition to 54 all out.
Summarized scores: Maude Cross Prep/Nevis Academy 60 all out: Patrice Nisbett Jr 17; Damal Spelling 13; Ardie Liburd 6
Vichiam Chanand 6 for 10
St.Thomas’ Primary—54 all out: Vichiam Chanand 26*
Ardie Liburd 6 for 5; Patrice Nisbett Jr 3 for 16
Maude Cross Prep/Nevis Academy won by 6 runs
In an earlier game played that same day at the same venue, The Ivor Walters Primary School managed to secure victory in a close game versus the St.James’ Primary School.
Summarized scores: Ivor Walters 82—Jahmarie Clarke 21; Vibert Stephen 6 and Kean Andrew 5
Slavis Baker 3 for 19; Malik Browne 3 for 14 and Azarre Griffin 2 for 22
St.James’ Primary 79: Nigel Semple 29; Djel Jeffers 16; Azarre Griffin 6
Jaheim Bartlette 2 for 15; Jahmari Clarke 2 for 13
Ivor Walters Primary winning by 3 runs