Hyatt ton sets up easy win for St Catherine
Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
An undefeated century from opener Danza Hyatt carried St Catherine Cricket Club to an eight-wicket win over Manchester Cricket Association at Chedwin Park in the Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Over Tournament.
Hyatt, who was dropped from the national squad last year and was again overlooked by the national selectors in the recent West Indies Four-Day Tournament player draft, hit three sixes and 14 fours in making 117 not out.
His innings, which was supported by opener Oraine Williams, 27, and Pete Salmon, 26 not out, led St Catherine to 194 for two off 34 overs.
This was in reply to Manchester's modest 193 off 44.2 overs, which was built on 50 from Zeniffe Fowler and 34 from West Indies Under-19 batsman, Tristan Coleman.
The victory, which was St Catherine's fifth in as many matches, also led them to top Zone B of the preliminaries and lifted them into the quarter-finals.
"It's was a decent win and I am happy about our performance," said St Catherine CC manager, Ephraim McLeod.
"The team is now gelling and from game to game we are seeing improvements. We now have three players who have scored centuries, Oriane Williams, Shacaya Thomas and now Danza."
Meanwhile, G.C. Foster emerged as the zone's qualifier to the quarter-finals as they gained a walkover over Clarendon CA, who failed to show for their clash at G.C. Foster.
G.C. Foster ended on 16 points after registering four wins and loss.
The duo joins title-holders Melbourne, Kingston and the Jamaica Defence Force as early qualifiers for the final eight.