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Last wicket partnership leads SVGS to victory

Last wicket partnership leads SVGS to victory


The St Vincent Grammar School (SVGS) eeked out a victory in the 2017 Scotia Bank Schools’ Under-15 Cricket Competition, beating the Georgetown Secondary by one wicket yesterday afternoon at the Arnos Vale Two Playing Field.

It was the last wicket pair of Azar Williams and Solomon Bascombe who took the Grammar School over the line.

The duo came together at 47 for 9, and inched their way to 64 with no further loss in 17.5 overs.

Grammar School’s total was buffed by 30 extras conceded by the Georgetown Secondary.

Iruel Matthews had threatened to bowl his team to victory, taking 7 for 17; however, he did not get the support from the other end.

The Grammar School’s task was to overhaul the Georgetown Secondary’s total of 59 all out in 20.4 overs.

In the low scoring match, which was affected by rain, 23 extras led the Georgetown Secondary School’s total, while Shemor Ballantyne made 12 not out.

The bowling efforts for the St Vincent Grammar School saw Jawanza Woods taking 3 for 11; Luke Wilson- 2 for 11, Solomon Bascombe – 2 for 16 and Azar Williams – 2 for 17.

Last Monday’s final was a reconfigured one, after the St Martin’s Secondary had originally secured a place; however, that school withdrew after it was revealed that they featured players over the stipulated age.

The Sandy Bay Secondary won last year’s competition.

This is the second victory for the SVGS in four days, the school having last Thursday won the Male Division of the Inter Secondary Schools Athletic Championships for the sixth consecutive year.