St. Georges off to early start in ABCA Under-17s

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St Georges are off to a flying start in the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) Sir Richie Richardson Under-17 Cricket Tournament, winning two straight matches in the development competition.
On Sunday, St Georges defeated St. John’s by 51 runs at Factory. Asked to bat, St. Georges posted 147 for 8 with Ishmael Peters hitting 31, Esson Warner striking 28 and Shawnisha Hector making 23.
Asher Cornelius was the best on show with the ball for St John’s, grabbing two wickets for 12 runs from five overs while Adriel Jarvis picked up 2 wickets for 23 runs from 3 overs.
When their turn at the crease arrived, St John’s could only reach 96 for 9 off their 30 overs. Rasheed Henry top scored with 22 runs while Hector, adjudged man of the match, grabbed 3 wickets for 13 runs.
In their earlier victory, St Georges had defeated St Peters by 25 runs at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, St Mary’s defeated St Phillip’s by 3 wickets when they met at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Batting first, St Phillip’s amassed 126 all out from 27.4 overs. Tehrique Mason had a top score of 40 while Taiem Tonge claimed 4 wickets for 16 runs bowling for St Mary’s. He was joined by Jaheim Africa who snatched 3 wickets for 21 runs.
Tonge then returned with the bat, hitting 38 not out to lead St Mary’s to victory. Tong had assistance from Nicholas Tappin who made 22 runs.
There was victory as well for St Paul’s over the weekend when they defeated St Peters by 6 runs. Batting first, St Paul’s made 118 all out from 28.4 overs with Steve Rodney and Zaieem Scott hitting 37 and 30 runs respectively.
Kadeem Josiah claimed 3 wickets for 13 runs and Emroy Lee took 2 wickets for 12 runs bowling for the losers.
St Peter’s, in chasing a target of 119 for victory, reached 112 all out in 27 overs.
The competition continues throughout the week.

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