NEW champions will be crowned in the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Secondary Schools Under-15 Cricket Tournament as defending champions, St. Mary’s College went down to Babonneau Secondary in the in the semi finals on Tuesday at the Gros Islet Playing Field.
In semi-final No.1 Choiseul Secondary advanced to the finals having completed a comfortable 66 run victory over Piaye Secondary.
Choiseul Secondary batting first made 126 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs, with captainXystus Emmanuel making 34, Hanif Antoine 25 and Figo Gillard 23 not out.
Bowling for Piaye Secondary, Tristan Norbal had 2 for 13 in 4 overs, Nolan Flavien 2 for 23 in 4 overs.
Piaye Secondary found the going tough, coping with Choiseul Secondary’s spinners and was dismissed for 60 in 16 overs, with Yanis St. Marie and Shelton St. Rose contributing 14 runs each.
Bowling for Choiseul Secondary, off spinners Hanif Antoine claimed 3 for 4 in 4 overs, Jervon Stephen 3 for 26 in 4 overs, Harson St. Brice 2 for 6 in 3 claimed overs and leg spinner Xystus Emmanuel 2 for 11 in 4 overs.
Result: Choiseul Secondary winning by 66 runs.
In semi-final No.2 defending champions St. Mary’s College were humbled by another good batting display from Babonneau Secondary, going down by 78 runs. Babonneau Secondary batting first finished on 205 for 5 in their allocated 25 overs, with skipper KimaniMelius top scoring with 87 which included 12 fours and 3 sixes, Rene Montoute hit 45, Jelani Cupid 25 and Stavone Gabriel 14.
Stephen Mitchel was St. Mary’s College most successful bowler with figures of 3 for 46 in 5 overs.
Chasing 206 for victory, St. Mary’s College was dismissed for 127 in 22.5 overs, with Jonathan Khodra making 48 and DarlenCenac 20.
For Babonneau Secondary, the wickets were shared among KendyArneau with 2 for 9 in 3 overs, Caleb Thomas 2 for 29 in 5 overs and 1 wicket each to Rene Montoute and Cuthbert Mc Vane.
Result: Babonneau Secondary winning by 78 runs.
The finals will be contested by Babonneau Secondary and Choiseul Secondary next week, at the Gros Islet Playing Field.