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Lewis pilots STETHS to Headley Cup success

Published:Saturday | March 14, 2015 | 3:00 AMPaul Clarke
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Western Bureau:

All-rounder Ramaal Lewis' superb century of 104 and bowling figures of 4-36 set up St. Elizabeth Technical High's (STETHS) innings and 80-run victory over Munro College and a 27th Grace Headley Cup title yesterday at the Treasure Beach Sports Park.

STETHS' first innings folded for 298 and with that score Munro might have harboured thoughts of a strong reply but on a windy day on the S. Elizabeth south coast, Lewis, the West Indies Under-19 skipper, ripped through Munro batting after lunch on the second day to end with four wickets in a man-of-the-match performance.

Shahid Crooks chipped in with a handy 65 in a useful partnership with Lewis but was stumped by wicketkeeper Javardy Francis off Mark Parchment.

Devaraine Rowe was the pick of the Munro bowlers with 3-16 off nine overs, while Parchment grabbed 3-37 off twelve.

When Munro batted, they were dismissed for 109 all out in their first time at bat and were immediately asked to follow-on with STETHS holding a 189-run advantage.

In their second time at the crease, Munro failed to handle the steady, disciplined STETHS bowling.

Opener Owen Campbell provided a few bright sparks with a polished 38 comprising four boundaries and one towering six over long-off.

He was eventually dismissed, caught Odaine McCatty, as he tried an audacious stroke off Lewis.

Mark Parchment followed soon after, making just 26. He hit one six and a four in his knock, but his dismissal signalled the end for Munro who lost wickets steadily thereafter.

"To win another title, and to defend the crown we held from last season is a great feeling and accomplishment," said STETHS coach Clive Ledgister.

"The players were very much into the game; we batted well, bowled and fielded well and we did what was necessary to win and I am very pleased with how we did this," he said.

Ledgister said it was a great competition and he lauded Grace Kennedy for their outstanding contribution to the development of the game.

"Grace has been a great sponsor, and as champions, we are happy to be associated with them. Winning a twenty-seventh title is a great feeling and the school is delighted for this accomplishment," added Ledgister.