Co-defending champions St Andrew defeated St Elizabeth by two wickets to become winners of this year's Kingston Wharves Under-15 cricket competition, in the final at Sabina Park.
In a low-scoring match, St Elizabeth won the toss and batted, making 122 all out in 32.3 overs with Joriane Hill, 34, top-scoring, and David Curtis, 20, providing some support.
The leading wicket-takers were Orande Pearson, who took four for 18 in 8.3 overs, and Roberto Brooks, four for 43 in 10 overs.
In reply, St Andrew were pushed to the penultimate over of the 50-over match. They made 123 for eight in 49 overs. The main run-getters were Dominic Samuels, 19, Raewin Senior, 17, and Roberto Brooks, 16. David Curtis (2-17-10) and Roshane Salesman (2-18-8) took two wickets each, while there were three run-outs.
The special awardees were: Man of the Final - Roberto Brooks of St Andrew; and MVPs of the final - Dominic Samuels of St Andrew and Shemoy Carby of St Elizabeth.
Coach of St Andrew, Kirkland Bailey, was very pleased to be the sole winner of the competition this year. He attributed the win to the extra work put in by the coaching staff and players. He also said that he was looking forward to defending the title next year.
Mark Williams, Kingston Wharves' chief marketing and planning officer, gave his company's commitment to continue its sponsorship of the longest sponsored cricket competition in Jamaica, saying they were pleased with the JCA's stewardship of the competition.
Additionally, he said there was proof that sponsoring the competition worked for the country as every cricketer who represented Jamaica at age-group level, starting with the Under-15s, had passed through the competition in recent times. He said that the company took their contribution to cricket development in Jamaica seriously.
The organisers announced that the camp, which would normally be held after the competition ends, is now scheduled for December during the Christmas term.