Cricket reports

Cayman Prep and High vs. Triple C

On Tuesday 6 May Cayman Prep took on Triple C in the CICA under 15 cricket competitions.

Batting first, Triple C was bundled out for only 53 runs in 16 overs. Only no balls got into double figures as the Triple C batsmen had no positive response to the accurate bowling of first round century maker Alex Fraser (3/ 11), John Tweedie(2/12) or D Davies (2/13).

Prep duly knocked off the score for the loss of three wickets. Dean Wallace top scored with 20 not out and John Tweedie scored thirteen runs while Santangelo Bush was Triple C’s Best bowler taking two wickets for 10 runs.

Cayman Prep won by seven wickets.

Man of the match: John Tweedie

Leading Edge vs. Heritage

In a high scoring match played at the George Hicks Campus, Leading Edge High batted first and thanks to a topscore of 46 by G. Dixon (seven fours and two sixes) with able assistance from A Anderson, L Powery (six fours) and K Scott (four fours) with 23 runs each reached the challenging score of 182 for four in the allotted 20 overs.

Having set such a daunting task for the Heritage High batsmen, Leading Edge would have experienced a sense of an inevitably easy victory, especially when both Heritage openers were dismissed cheaply via the run out route, but this was not to be. Led by J Brown (49 runs) who struck six fours and three sixes and J Dunbar (four sixes and two fours) and L Wood (five fours), Heritage batsmen, played like the defending champions they are to reduce the once mountainous target to 14 runs from the last over.

In a nervous atmosphere, Leading edge held theirs and restricted the batsmen to only six runs from the over to set off wild celebrations among their supporters. Heritage however should hold their heads high as their performance is indeed worthy of praise having reached 173 for the loss of only seven batsmen in their twenty overs.

Leading Edge won by nine runs.

Man of the match: G Dixon

Pace vs. St. Ignatius

In a match where the proceedings were dominated by the performances of Codie McLaughlin in all disciplines of the game, Pace won the toss and elected to bat when it played St. Ignatius at the George Hicks Campus on Thursday 8 May. Opener Anthony Dawes (21 runs) and Codie McLaughlin (20 runs) ensured a good start for Pace. Eventually, Pace was dismissed in 18 of the allotted 20 overs for a competitive score of 132. Fabio Gall with four wickets for 19 runs and Jared Bodden four wickets for 15 runs were the best bowlers for St Ignatius.

St Ignatius lost wickets cheaply at the start of its innings and had slumped to 20 for five and then 59 for six before Payten Wight and M Peck (27) formed a partnership. Steadily and with calm temperament, they took the score along to 112 for the same six wickets. St Ignatius at this stage needed only 20 more runs for victory and was sitting quite pretty.

Then entered Codie Mc Laughlin (four for 16) into the fray with his team requiring something special, his third ball crashed into the stumps of Payten Wight (25), his next two deliveries had exactly the same effect on the stumps of K Frazer and J Bodden, effectively wrecking the St Ignatius innings with a hat trick and leaving them with the same runs required but now with only one wicket left. The first ball of the next over saw Peck trying to hoist the ball over midwicket but succeeded in reaching only as far as the fielder at mid wicket who, fittingly, was none other than the hat-trick hero Codie Mc Laughlin who easily pouched the catch to give Pace High School a hard fought and well deserved victory.

Pace won by 20 runs.

Man of the match: Codie McLaughlin

New Horizons vs. Cayman Prep

The final game of the second series of matches saw Prep playing New Horizons at the George Hicks Campus. Batting first, New Horizons lost their first four batsmen cheaply to be struggling at 24 for four before Matthew Suberan (78) who struck 10 fours and three sixes and Timothy Edmund (23) combined to claw New Horizons out of the hole their earlier batsmen had dug. When Edmond and David Connolly fell in quick succession, the innings was still precariously placed at 68 for six, but Suberan found a worthy partner in David Freare (28) and together, took the score to 162 before Freare was caught off the bowling of Dean Wallace for a patient 28. Mathew Suberan soldiered on, and was last man out for an enterprising and well played innings of 78 runs. The tense and high pressure circumstances, under which Suberan batted, with his team in trouble, provided the perfect conditions for his level-headedness and deep concentration to come to the fore and he effectively represented himself and his school, taking them to the tournament’s highest score so far of 198 for eight from the allotted 20 overs. John Tweedie, Alex Fraser and Dean Wallace each picked up two wickets for Prep.

Cayman Prep got off to a good start in its turn at the crease. Cameron Stafford struck three fours and a six in a hasty innings of 24 before becoming the first of David Connolly’s three wickets. Thereafter, Prep’s innings never gathered any momentum, thanks mainly to good bowling and consistent line and length from Christopher Calloo (4 /22), Timothy Green (3/25) and Connolly.

Batting hero Suberan also chipped in with one wicket but this was thanks mainly to a spectacular close-to-the-wicket catch by David Connolly from a ball struck from the middle of Dean Wallace’s bat. Eventually Prep was all out for 85 runs to give New Horizons their second convincing victory of the tournament.

New Horizons won by 113 runs.

Man of the match: Matthew Suberan