Manchester crushes St. Mary to win Kingston Wharves U15 Cricket Competition

By August 30, 2019

An unbroken 72-run partnership between Captain Brian Barnes and Nathaniel O’Sullivan steered Manchester to an eight-wicket victory over St. Mary at the JDF field on Thursday to win the 30th staging of the Kingston Wharves U15 Cricket Competition.

Manchester’s victory came after recovering from the loss of two wickets in the first three overs with just five runs on the board.

However, Barnes scored 36 and O’Sullivan 29, as Manchester eased to victory in 15.5 overs.

Earlier, Manchester’s bowlers rocked St. Mary taking their first four wickets for just 24 runs. St Mary managed to stage a mini-recovery putting on 31 runs for the fifth wicket but they then lost their remaining five wickets for just 21 to be all out for 76 off 21.4 overs.

Only Akeen Lewis, who top-scored with 15  and Captain Aan Ennis 10 managed to get to double figures.

Rasheed Harriott 3-15, Rhevon Morgan 3-15 and Demario Hall 2-3 did the damage for Manchester, who eased to victory after their early hiccup.

"I am really proud of them.  I think they did their best and I must say thanks to Kingston Wharves for giving these youngsters the opportunity to participate in this competition," said Barry Barnes.

Several players received special awards during the closing ceremony including Kevaundre Virgo, who scored the only century in the competition; Rhevon Morgan whose 3 for 15 earned him the Man-of-Match Award.

Brian Barnes was named Manchester’s Most Valuable Player while Jordan Pinnock won the award for St. Mary.

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