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Sandy Bay reset to take U21 Schools’ Cricket title

Sandy Bay reset to take U21 Schools’ Cricket title


The Sandy Bay Secondary School, after having to leave the Park Hill Playing Field with only a trophy in the 2016 final of the Massy Insurance Schools’ U-21 Cricket final, made amends last Thursday at the Arnos Vale One Playing Field.

Taking on the St Vincent Grammar School, Sandy Bay were triumphant, with a 56-run victory.

Sandy Bay had batted first and posted 149. This total, though, was largely due to a late order rally, having been 83 for 8.

Top scorer Karsan Hoyte shepherded the tail and was left 26 not out.

Bowling for the Grammar School, Reynoldson Hillocks grabbed 3 for 13 and Jawanza Woods, 2 for 43.

The Grammar School’s batting failed to support Xivron Walker, who made 49, as their response ended at 93.

Sandy Bay’s bowling was led by Sealroy Williams, who had 3 for 9 and Danroy Sampson, 3 for 17.

The two had reached the final after similar comfortable wins in the semifinals, in low-scoring matches.

At the Arnos Vale Two, Sandy Bay conquered defending champions Georgetown Secondary by four wickets.

Georgetown Secondary made 93. Dillon Douglas top scored with 27, while Sealroy Williams had 3 for 3, bowling for Sandy Bay. In response, Sandy Bay reached 94 for 6.

In the other semi-final, contested at the Sion Hill Playing Field, the Grammar School bettered Troumaca Ontario by 42 runs.

Grammar School were dismissed for 90, with Rickel Stapleton grabbing 4 for 20.

In reply, Troumaca were shot out for 48. Reynoldson Hillocks took 4 for 6 and Kemron Straugh, 4 for 11.

For trumping this year’s competition, the Sandy Bay Secondary earned the winner’s trophy, gold medals and $500, compliments the title sponsors.


Sandy Bay’s Karsan Hoyte was the Player of the Final, with his teammate Sealroy Williams scoring the most runs – 351.

Georgetown Secondary’s Handel Roban captured the most wickets – 12, having 160 runs hit off his bowling.

Petit Bordel Secondary’s Jadiel Chance was named the Best All-rounder. Chance scored 189 runs at an average of 65.3 and had 11 wickets, as he conceded 90 runs. His wickets came at a cost of 8.18 runs each.

And, the Barrouallie Secondary’s Zidun Sutherland got the nod as the competition’s Best Wicketkeeper.