John A. Cumber thanks Burke for her maiden effort

Sir John A. Cumber Primary School were crowned the LIME sponsored Primary Schools Cricket Champions 2013 before a small but appreciative crowd at the Smith Road Oval.

The West Bay school defeated Red Bay Primary in a closely fought final. Having met LIME representative Julie Hutton before the match and taken some photos, the youngsters took to the field to display their talents.

John A. Cumber won the toss and elected to field. Red Bay started in a disastrous fashion losing 5 wickets for 33 runs in the first eight overs.

A late rally took Red Bay to a respectable 72 runs. Ericia Burke produced an outstanding bowling effort taking 3 wickets for John A. Cumber.

It was also a bad start for John A. Cumber, who lost 4 wickets for 37 runs, but Player of the Match Ericia Burke calmly guided her team to victory with only one over remaining.

She made 16 runs not out and struck a brilliant pull stroke for 4 runs to begin the celebrations. Prospect Primary School came third.

Cricket association technical director Theo Cuffy said: “Cayman Islands Cricket Association thanks the main sponsor LIME, the Department of Education, Ronnie Roach and all teachers, parents and children for another year of exciting cricket.

“All are welcome to the cricket camp, which began on Tuesday at the Smith Road Oval and runs from 8.30am to 11.45am until Friday 5 July.”