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Quest win Scotia Cricket title

Published:Saturday | June 20, 2015 | 6:16 AMShayne Fairman
Members of the Quest Preparatory Cricket team celebrate with the Maurice Foster Trophy after it was handed over to them by former Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Maurice Foster (left) and Shelley Sykes-Coley (right), sponsorship manager, Scotiabank Jamaica Limited at Lucas Oval yesterday.

Quest defeated former champions Hydel by 10 runs to win their first Scotiabank/Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) Prep Schools cricket title at the Lucas Oval yesterday.

The win completed a fine double for Quest who also beat Hydel in the Surrey Cup county final last Friday.

The Mannings Hill Road-based Quest only started the Scotia/JCA competition three seasons ago but proved worthy first-time winners.

Scores: Quest 131 for five, in their allotted 25 overs; Hydel 121 all out.

Jahiem Rose top-scored for Quest with 18. When Hydel replied Nahjaur Byfield, Nevaun Lindo and Hughey Knight got 13 each.

Andre Burgess, three for 15, Rivaldo Mitchell two for 11, and Jahiem Rose two for 29 were the leading bowlers for Quest. Rose who also took four catches was later named man of the final.

Quest coach Leonard Malcolm said: "I am happy and so proud of the boys. We have been doing cricket for three years now ... first year we went to the quarter-finals, last year we went to the semis ... and lost to Hydel. This year we met them in the Surrey final and won and all-island today," he told The Gleaner.

Meanwhile coach Junior Bryan of Hydel said: "Some of our best players just never showed up today."