Top schools stay honest in Grace Shield cricket

Jamaica Observer article.

Kingston, Jamaica - Ardenne High and Jonathan Grant High continue to breathe down each other's neck in Group D, as the battle for supremacy continues in the ISSA Grace Shield.

Both teams are locked on nine points each after recording easy victories over Tivoli Gardens and Kingston High, respectively on Wednesday.

St Andrew Technical High School remain in the hunt after they defeated Edith Dalton James to move to seven points.

In Group B, the intriguing battle continues as the group remains open. Five schools stay in close proximity to each other after all but one recorded victories.

Eltham High (nine points), got the better of Camperdown, while joint leaders St Jago High (nine points) defeated Excelsior (eight points). Calabar High (eight points), strolled past Mona, and Norman Manley (seven points) picked up the pace when they defeated St George's College.

The competition continues today with eight games, when the closely contested Group B will see leaders Eltham and St Jago High tussle for honours, while Calabar and Norman Manley will do battle as they seek to get up with the leaders. Excelsior High should make amends for their recent loss when they face Mona High, so too do St George's College when they face bottom-of-the-table Camperdown High.

Group C will see the battle of the minnows, as Tarrant High go up against Holy Trinity High, with either team yet to win a game.

In Group D, Jonathan Grant should ease past Tivoli Gardens High, Ardenne High should also record another win when they face Edith Dalton James, as both teams hunt group honours. The other game on the day will see Waterford taking on Kingston Technical.

Today's games


Calabar vs Norman Manley @ Calabar

St George's College vs Camperdown @ Emmet Park

Eltham vs St Jago @ Eltham

Excelsior vs Mona @ Excelsior


Tarrant vs Holy Trinity @ Jacisera Park


Jonathan Grant vs Tivoli @ Prison Oval

Ardenne vs Edith Dalton @ UWI

Waterford vs Kingston Technical @ Waterford

-- Sherdon Cowan

First Published In The Jamaica Observer.

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 04:32