John Gray takes U-15 cricket crown

| 27/06/2016
CNS Local Life

U-15 cricket champion John Gray High School

(CNS): John Gray High School has won the 2016 Mourant Ozannes secondary schools under-15 cricket competition, beating St Ignatius Catholic School by 10 wickets during the final match at Smith Road Oval. The competition, sponsored by international law firm Mourant Ozannes, bowled off on 2 May with four participating schools – John Gray, Clifton Hunter High School, St Ignatius and Cayman Prep and High School.

Following a round robin segment, in which the eventual champion was unbeaten in all three games, there were two semifinals in which St Ignatius faced Clifton Hunter and John Gray went against Cayman Prep.

In the final, St Ignatius batted first and scored 86-9 from their 16 overs. Mahalia Morgan took two wickets for five runs from her three overs and Tareq Simpson took two wickets for eight runs in his four overs.

John Gray responded very well with the bat, scoring 91 runs without loss. Tareq Simpson scored 38 not out and Revaughn Johnson scored 28 not out, hitting the winning runs in the 11th over to seal victory. Player of the match was Mahalia Morgan for her excellent bowling and fielding.

Abali Hoilett, president of Cayman Cricket, said, “The secondary schools under-15 competition is a key component in Cayman Cricket’s development plan which seeks to provide a platform for players to move from the primary schools competition, to the secondary schools competitions, through to the junior and senior national levels.

“I would like to thank Mourant Ozannes for their continuing support of the competition and of the development of the game in these Islands. The technical standard of the players improved throughout the competition, which was one of its principal objectives.

“I would also like to thank the coaches and P.E. teachers, who were critical to the competition’s success.”

Hector Robinson, partner at Mourant Ozannes, added, “Youth sports are vital to the community and provide an excellent opportunity for children to develop their skills and confidence. We are proud to support the young cricketers of Grand Cayman and next year hope to expand the competition to all the secondary schools and, ultimately, to involve players from the Sister Islands.”


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