Wesley Hall gunning to do the double

Barbados Advocate article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Defending champions Wesley Hall are well on the road to retaining their title in the Guardian Group Guardian General Insurance Herman Griffith Primary Schools’ Cricket Competition.

Playing this past Thursday, the King’s Street lads won their quarter-final encounter against St. Matthew’s Primary.

At Dover, St. Matthew’s were first in and made it to 80 before they were all dismissed under the duress of the likes of Rivaldo Clarke, who showed no mercy in his spell with four wickets for 10 runs. 

Thiery Walcott (2-23) and Edwin Barnett (2-7) also did very well, but could not stop Kwame Patton before he reached 24 runs. Also, 26 extras helped St. Matthew’s as they sought to put up a respectable total.

However, the defending champions looked comfortable as they took on the task and reached 81 for the loss of just five wickets. 

With none of their bowlers taking more than one scalp, St. Matthew’s came up short in their defence of the total. 

Clarke traded in his ball for the willow and struck his way to a top score of 24 and was closely followed by a strong 23 not-out from Walcott, who also proved that he was good at the crease. 

Deondre Scott added another 11 points as his team rolled to a smooth five-wicket win and a semi-final spot. 

First Published In The Barbados Advocate.

Sat, 11/23/2013 - 07:45