Innswood too strong for C’bar in ISSA/GraceKennedy/JIIC U16 cricket final
Innswood High defeated Calabar High by an innings and 26 runs to claim the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/JIIC urban schools under-16 cricket title at Melbourne Oval yesterday.
Captain Jeavor Royal was the star of the match, as he scored a double century and took 10 wickets for 100 runs over the two innings.
Scores: Calabar 129 and 243 all out; Innswood 398 all out.
Batting first, Calabar struggled, with Kobe Bryan top scoring with 25 runs, while Romario Rhoomes and Sachin Simms made 16 and 12, respectively. Royal was also the pick of the bowlers, with five for 35. Kevin Peterson also bowled very well, claiming five for 42.
In reply, Innswood ended the day on 318, with Royal on 175 not out. They eventually reached 398 all out on day two, with Royal taking his tally to 225, off 150 balls. Omario Wallace chipped in with 59 and Oshane Levy 32 runs. Shamar Davis and Simms were the leading wicket-takers for Calabar, with four for 86 and three for 49, respectively.
Batting a second time, Calabar reached 243 all out, unable to reach the 269 needed to avoid an innings defeat. Brian Brown topscored with 58 runs, followed by Simms with 48 and Johane Nelson with 35. Royal was the leading wicket-taker again, taking five for 65.
"I think this was very special for our captain, Jeavor Royal, in his last year at Under-16. He played a magnificent knock of 224, a career best, this is for the team overall, but it is for Jeavor really," coach Kirk Gordon commented.