Teenagers are stepping up into the crease and settling in for the last overs of youth cricket.
This week saw a bevy of playoff games in the Cayman Islands Cricket Association U15 tournament. Games were played at Smith Road Cricket Oval.
On Tuesday New Horizons High School won their semi-final match against Pace High School by 20 runs. Timothy Greene’s 30 and Theo Edmunds’ 10 led the New Horizons attack as they posted 107 runs and lost 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Pace took most of those wickets with the bowling of David Connolly. Connolly grabbed five wickets while allowing just 10 runs.
However Pace would not have a similar performance within the creases. Tareek Gardener’s 16 and Keron Watler’s 10 were the only notable scores as Pace were 84 all out in 20 overs.
New Horizons defended their total with a three-headed bowling assault. Jonassi Swaby led the charge with three wickets for 24 runs while Anthony Dawes (two wickets for 14 runs) and Patrico Warren (two wickets for 18 runs) did added damage.
The other semi-final game was played on Wednesday and the final was set for Thursday, after we went to press.
As of Wednesday, New Horizons were on top in the tournament with six wins and no losses. Meanwhile Cayman Prep was second with five wins and one loss. Triple C was third with four wins and two losses and in fourth place was Pace with three wins and three losses.
Rounding out the bottom of the table is Leading Edge (2-4), St. Ignatius (1-5) and Heritage (1-5).