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Limited overs double for Mico

Published:Saturday | April 13, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer

MICO University College's cricketers created history this week when they became the first college team to take titles in a season.

On Wednesday, Mico whipped the University of the West Indies (UWI) by seven wickets in the 50 overs final played at Mona, then the following day, at the same venue, they defeated G.C. Foster College by eight wickets in the Twenty20 final.

In the 50 overs final, UWI, batting first, were dismissed for 156 as Javaughn Baker and Desmond Jones both got 36.

Bowling for Mico, off-spinner Ricardo Ennis bagged five for 21 off 10 overs, and pacer Stephen Patterson got two for 24 off 10.

Opener Ramon Senior, 60, fellow opener Antwain Stephens, 28, and Shacoya Thomas, 29 not out, were the leading batsmen as Mico easily reached their winning target. UWI's Horain Linton took two for 38.

In Thursday's Twenty20 final, G.C. Foster, sent to bat after losing the toss, were in early trouble at 16 for two and never recovered. They eventually reached 99 for nine in their allotted overs. Ennis returned figures of three for nine off four overs, and spinner Fredrick Hermit, three for 17.

Mico also found the early going rough and fell to 11 for two before they were lifted to victory by Herman Henry (54) and Ramon Senior (29). The pair added 89 for the third wicket to take Mico to 100 for two off 18 overs.