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Kingston CC win again in Kingston Wharves U-15 cricket

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:10 AM

With three rounds of preliminary action complete, the Kingston Cricket Club (Kingston CC), with three wins under their belts, are the only team in this year’s Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition that has won all their matches so far.

On Wednesday, Kingston CC, playing at home, defeated defending champions Lucas by 82 runs at Sabina Park after Lucas won the toss and invited the home team to take first strike.

Kingston CC started shakily, losing their first three wickets with just 15 runs on the board. The innings steadied with a 42-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Then Kingston CC lost wickets at regular intervals to close the innings at 125 all out.

The top scorers were Brian Charles Largie and Keanu Henry, who made 16 runs each. The bulk of the wickets went to Maleek Miller, Justin Adlam, and Courtney Hanchard, who got two wickets each.

Lucas, who were without their outstanding captain, Jordan Johnson, replied with a paltry 43 all out. Courtney Hanchard, 10, was the only player to get into double figures. The pick of the bowlers for Kingston CC was Nicoli McKenzie, who bagged five wickets for five runs in 3.2 overs.

Must-win match

Lucas currently have one win so far in the competition after defeating St Thomas when the competition was launched back in late July. They will face Portland in Round Four next week Thursday in what will be a must-win match if they are to stay in contention for a place in the quarterfinals and stave off Kensington, who themselves have two wins to date.

Three other teams – St Ann, the Kingston and St Andrew Cricket Association, and Manchester – have also won two matches and could force their way into the quarterfinals.

The last two rounds of the competition have been affected by rain across the island, with several matches ending in a no-result.

The Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket Competition is celebrating 30 years of existence. There was a major expansion last year when it became a 20-team competition with the inclusion of six selected clubs such as Kingston CC.