Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer
St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) and Vere Technical will contest the final of the rural area ISSA Grace Headley Cup after recording victories over Tacky High and Holmwood Technical, respectively, in semi-final action yesterday.
STETHS defeated Tacky by an innings an 54 runs at Three Hills Sports Complex, St Mary while Vere turned back Holmwood by 10 wickets at Comfort Sports Complex, Manchester.
Resuming the second day of the two-day encounter on 39 for three, Tacky after progressing to 60 for three at one stage, were blown away for 62. Final scores: STETHS 207, Tacky 91 and 62. This was to go with their first innings score of 91. STETHS, in their first innings, posted 207.
Leading bowler for STETHS was West Indies Under-19 captain, off-spinner Ramaal Lewis, who took four for 23 in Tacky's first innings and five for 11 in the second.
Fast bowler Marquino Mindley, another West Indies Under-19 representative, also got among the wickets with two for 28 and two for 18. Javoy Spence, who made 81 and Rushane Manning, who got 36 not out were the leading batsmen for the winners.
Meanwhile, Vere, set a victory target of 24, easily got to their target without losing a wicket. Final scores: Holmwood 131 and 82; Vere 190 and 25 without loss.
Facing a first innings deficit of 59, Holmwood, were bowled out for 82 second time around.
West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Fabian Allen, four for 18, spinner Thavi Spencer with four 11, were the chief architects of Holmwood's second innings demise.
Rohan Ferguson 69, Allen 45, and Spencer, 32, were the leading scorers in Vere's first innings. The final is set for next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at STETHS.