Excelsior brush aside KC to book a place in ISSA Urban T20 semis
EXCELSIOR HIGH put in a workmanlike performance to see off the challenge of Kingston College (KC) and book their ticket to the urban area semifinal of the Inter-Secondary Schools Association (ISSA) T20 cricket competition following an eight-wicket win in their round-three encounter at Excelsior yesterday.
The Purples of Kingston College decided to take first strike and posted 148 for eight in their allotted 20 overs with Steven Wedderbrun falling one run short of a half-century after hitting three fours and four sixes.
Wedderburn and Jahmal Taylor, who made 38, added 111 runs for the third wicket after KC got off to a stuttering start at 15 for two.
Following the wicket of Wedderburn, KC moved from 126 for three to 126 for six in quick succession with Tamarie Redwood doing the brunt of the damage, bagging three wickets for 35 runs. Cavan Malcolm and Malik Howell grabbed two wickets each.
In reply, David Dewar and Jamarie Daley put on a 98-run opening partnership to send Excelsior on their way. Dewar hit four fours in his knock of 51 before he went via the run-out route.
Daley made 41 while Demarco Scott and Michael Clarke made 23 and 14 not out, respectively, to see Excelsior into the semifinals where they will play St Jago High.
St Jago booked their passage after easily brushing aside Calabar by 61 runs. St Jago first made 91 all out and then restricted Calabar to a mere 31 in Monday’s encounter.
In other games, defending champions Wolmer’s Boys’ School defeated Innswood by nine wickets to set up a semifinal clash with St George’s College.
Innswood posted 99 for seven before Wolmer’s eased to 101 for one with Jose Northover getting 68.
St George’s booked their passage following a four-wicket win over St Catherine High.
St Catherine were first dismissed for 102 with Angelous McDonald and Jahheim Frater bagging two wickets each.
St George’s College then reached 103 for six despite four wickets for Giovanni Grey.