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Gerson Cracks 133 In U 19 Cricket

Image: Simeon Gerson scores maiden century and picked up 3 for 39 (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

ACTION continued in the Massy United Insurance Under-19 Schools Cricket Tournament’s preliminary group stage with wins for Leon Hess Comprehensive and St. Mary’s College; but the highlight was a brilliant century by Windward Islands Under – 15 cricket captain Simeon Gerson.

At the Gros Islet playing field Leon Hess Comprehensive registered a comfortable 7 wicket victory over Castries Comprehensive Secondary. Castries Comprehensive batting first was dismissed for 124 in 26 overs with Mc Kenny Clarke and Javid Rosalie top scoring with 22 each, Dudley Charles making 18 and Toby Charles 16.

Image: Simeon Gerson scores maiden century and picked up 3 for 39 (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Simeon Gerson scores maiden century and picked up 3 for 39 (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Bowling for Leon Hess Comprehensive, Denzel Albert had 3 for 3, UdellPreville 3 for 25 Jaden Elibox 2 for 30.

In reply, led by captain Mateo Boulogne with 52 not out and Denzel Albert 39 not out Leon Hess easily got to their target finishing on 127 for 3 in 24 overs.

Bowling for Castries Comprehensive, Mc Kenny Clarke claimed 2 for 16.

At the Gros Islet Playing Field, the diminutive Gerson propelled St. Mary’s College to a commanding 321 run victory over George Charles Secondary.

St. Mary’s College batting first made a massive 403 for 8 in their allotted 50 overs with Gerson top scoring with 133 which included 24 fours. Windward Islands Under – 15 reserve player young AckeemAuguste made a well-played 74 with 12 fours. Other meaningful scores came from captainRahym Joseph with 36 not out and Zidane Arthur with 35.

Daniel Alphonse was George Charles’s Secondary most successful bowler with 4 for 67 in 10 overs.

In reply George Charles Secondary folded meekly and was bowled out for 72 in 11 overs with Jovon St Rose making 16, Courtney Modeste 14 and Nelly St Clair and Denzel Augustin 12 each.

Bowling for St. Mary’s College, Denzel James had 3 for 10 including a ‘hat trick’, the second recorded in the tournament so far. Gerson claimed 3 for 39 and one wicket to Nyheem Rosemond.

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