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Belair win Scotiabank prep schools title

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Belair Prep, who won the Middlesex title, were crowned champions of the Scotiabank Prep Schools cricket competition after beating the Surrey champions, St Hugh's Prep, by seven wickets at Sabina Park yesterday.

Batting first, St Hugh's posted 102 for five in 25 overs, and Belair reached the target, 103 for three, with four overs to spare.

Belair's coach, Roy Peart, said that his team was very happy but played down the importance of the victory.

"The children have been working hard, and it paid off today," said Peart.

Peart also took time out to acknowledge the support that was given to the team throughout the competition.

"I want to say thanks to the Belair family. The parents, the teachers, the principal and the school on a whole, including the board of directors, have given us the opportunity to enter this competition year after year and the support," said Peart.




The St Hugh's captain, Jordan Johnson, threatened to steal the show yet again after top-scoring with 66 before being caught by Belair's Timothy Hastings.

"For Jordan, personally speaking, I wish him all the best because I've been watching him for a long time," stated Peart.

St Hugh's coach, Rushane Samuels, was also full of praise for Johnson.

"He's a cut above this league, really, and the other players fed off of him and learnt a lot," said Samuels.

After the match, Johnson was awarded for five separate outstanding batting performances, including his 293 runs in the semi-finals against Emans Prep. Johnson also won the MVP award for Surrey and was named in the All Prep Schools squad.

The 11-year-old Johnson, who will attend Wolmer's Boys' School in September, will also represent Jamaica in next month's West Indies Under-15 tournament.

Lanze White