St. Ignatius High School Under-15 team won the Secondary Schools cricket competition by defeating John Gray High School at the Smith Road Oval.
Lead by inspirational captain Karim Murray, St. Ignatius were fully focused for success on Monday. It was no easy task as they were up against the unbeaten John Gray High School who had convincing victories in all their previous matches.
Murray’s pace bowling in the semi-final against Clifton Hunter was the deciding factor and so it was again in the final. Having limited John Gray to 88 runs for 4 wickets, Murray rallied his team together with Will Roberts to a well-earned 7 wickets victory.
It was pleasing to see many parents and supporters at the final match and also Cayman Islands Cricket Association past vice-president now West Bay MLA Bernie Bush and past secretary Merta Day.
In the Division 2 T20 Knockout competition there were shock defeats as top teams Greenies Too and Paramount were convincingly defeated by JJ’S and Cayman Brac respectively.
Aims Consultants remained true to the form book and defeated Chillies. SOL Cubs had a walk over as Schools failed to show and defaulted.
Rain prevented play in the one match Division 1 T20 game between SOL Tigers and Prison.
In the Women’s League, a blistering knock of 49 runs by Natasha Roberts was not enough to prevent Islanders going down to Strikers at the Smith Road Oval on Sunday.
Batting first Strikers scored 116 for 2 with excellent contributions from captain Beverly Watson who was 36 not out and Sandra Johnson 24. Islanders had a slow start until Roberts lashed out but Strikers rallied to victory by 13 runs.