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GC Foster, Clarendon, St Mary secure wins in JCA All-Island 50-over

Published:Monday | June 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer
 St Catherine Cricket Association  opener Adrian Bartley plays a shot on his way to a top score of 51 as GC Foster wicket-keeper Aaron Daley Jnr looks on during their Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island 50-over encounter at Port Esquivel  on Saturday.
St Catherine Cricket Association opener Adrian Bartley plays a shot on his way to a top score of 51 as GC Foster wicket-keeper Aaron Daley Jnr looks on during their Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island 50-over encounter at Port Esquivel on Saturday.

Clarendon Cricket Association maintained a slight lead over St Mary Cricket Association by net run rate in Pool Two as round five action in the Jamaica Cricket Association All-Island 50-over competition culminated on the weekend.

Clarendon secured a 78-run win over St Ann to push their points total to 13, the same as St, Mary, who defeated Manchester Cricket Club by three wickets.

Both Clarendon and St Mary have four wins, with Clarendon having a plus-2132 net run rate compared to St Mary’s plus-0.924.

In the encounter at Sir P Oval, Clarendon posted 303 all out, with Brian Buchanan top-scoring with 69, Jermaine Thomas getting 66, and Justin Walters 55, against four wickets for Nkala Tracey.

In reply, St Ann were dismissed for 225, with Damani Sewell top-scoring with 78 against five wickets for 30 runs from Thomas.

Over at the Manchester High School, the home side Manchester CC posted 205 all out, with Jahheem Bartley getting 47 against five wickets for 28 runs from Tyrone Daley.

Rojae Brown then hit an unbeaten 46 and Orlando Lyons 43, to help guide St Mary to 207 for seven in 42.3 overs. Bartley took three wickets for 44 runs.

Over at Port Esquivel, GC Foster College secured an 11-run win over St Catherine Cricket Association.

FIRST STRIKE

GC Foster won the toss and decided to take first strike and posted 263 all out. Wicket-keeper Aaron Daley top-scored with 86, with Ramon Senior getting 57 against three wickets each for Michael Bedward and Joseph Lemmie.

In reply, St Catherine CA were restricted to 252 all out, despite 51 from Adrian Bartley. Oshane Ennis finished with four wickets for 57 runs.

It was the first win for GC Foster, who lie fifth in Pool Two with four points while St Catherine CA remained in fourth place with six points.

Manchester Cricket club are in third place with six points while St Ann are at the bottom of Pool Two with one point.

In other matches in the round, St Elizabeth defeated Trelawny by 25 runs to maintain their lead in Pool One with nine points. St Elizabeth first made 142 and then dismissed Trelawny for 117.

Lucas continue to lead Pool Three with 13 points, with the Jamaica Defence Force leading Pool Four with 12 points.