RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 29, 2015 01:10
The 2015 Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Massy United Insurance Under - 19 Schools Cricket Tournament resumed on Tuesday with a semifinal clash between Soufriere Comprehensive and Gros Islet Secondary at the Dennery Playing Field.
The game was reduced to 40 overs a side due to a late start. Soufriere Comprehensive led by a 5 wicket haul from leg spinner Romal George and an unbeaten half-century from Julian Sylvester completed a comfortable 7 wicket victory over Gros Islet Secondary and secured a place into the finals of the 2015 Massy United Insurance Under - 19 Schools Cricket Tournament.
Gros Islet Secondary batting first, was dismissed for 94 in 17.1 overs, with Tev Lawrence top scoring with 33 and Melvin Doxilly 22. For Soufriere Comprehensive, the successful bowlers were, leg spinner Romal George who bagged 5 for 14 in 5 overs and seamer, Trevor Edward 4 for 31 in 7.1 overs.
Chasing 95 for victory and a spot into the finals, Soufriere Comprehensive finished on 97 for 3 in just 11.3 overs, with opening batsman, left hander Julian Sylvester stroking 75 not out which included 9 fours and 3 sixes. Zack Anthony also chipped in with 16. Bowling for Gros Islet Secondary, Melvin Doxilly 2 for 1 in 2 overs and Marlon Bernard 1 for 21 in 2 overs.
The tournament continues on Wednesday with a playoff match between St. Mary's College and Ciceron Secondary at the Gros Islet Playing Field. The winner of that game will meet Sir Arthur Lewis in the 2nd semi-final match.
The Massy United Insurance player of the game went to Julian Sylvester for his stroke filled inning of 75 not out.