Babonneau Sec. Batsman Cracks 275 In Massy

Kimani Melius [Photo: Anthony De Beauville]
Kimani Melius [Photo: Anthony De Beauville]

TWO matches were played as the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Massy United Insurance Under – 19 Schools cricket tournament continued with victories recorded for Sir Ira Simmons over Bocage Secondary and Babonneau Secondary over CARE.

At the Gros Islet Playing Field, Sir Ira Simmons made light work of Bocage Secondary winning easily by 9 wickets. Bocage batting first was dismissed for 75 in 18 overs.

Bowling for Sir Ira Simmons, Tyler Sookwa took 5 for 40 in 8 overs, Dane Edward 2 for 8 in 3 overs and Johnnel Eugene 2 for 13 in 5 overs. Chasing just 76 for victory, Sir Ira Simmons led by Dane Edward (23 not out), Johnnel Eugene (19 not out) and KymaniSexius (18) finished on 78 for 1 in 9.3 overs.

At the Monchy Playing Field, Babonneau Secondary crushed CARE by a massive 303 runs. Babonneau Secondary taking first knock, made a whopping 444 for 7 in 30 overs, with a record breaking performance from their captain 14 year old, KimaniMelius, who batted with great maturity and class in making 275, the highest ever individual score recorded in the history of the tournament.

His stroke filled innings included 25 fours and 21 sixes. Melius now joins two previous centurions of the tournament so far, Nick Elibox with 185 and Nixon Edmund 120. The foundation of Babonneau Secondary’s huge score was brought about by a massive 232 run opening partnership between Melius and Stavone Gabriel who made 65.

Bowling for CARE, Winston Joseph had 4 for 146 in 10 overs and McGuire Solomon 2 for 68 in 5 overs.

Set an improbable target of 445 for victory, CARE despite 42 from Emerson Charles and 41 from Prince Gabriel never challenged the total and were eventually bowled out for 141 in 20.2 overs.

For Babonneau Secondary, the main wicket takers were YohanHunte who picked up 4 for 38 in 5 overs, Rene Montoute 3 for 12 in 5 overs and Christopher Alfred 2 for 5 in 1.5 overs.

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