Another two days in paradise, another two matches down, with mixed results.
Match Day 3
Both teams travelled to Bridgetown to play Harrison School, a 300 year old school of academic excellence. Upon arrival it was clear that the start of play would be delayed due to the wet conditions over the past few days. The ground were in a sensational setting, especially that of the U/15 team whose field was surrounded by 19th century school buildings.
Wanderers U/15 V Harrison School
After winning the toss, Wanderers sent Harrison in on what looked like a seaming pitch and proved to be just so and the home team was soon reduced to 3 for 28. A rearguard action and some lusty hitting on a small ground resulted in them scoring a very competitive 8/189. Wanderers started brightly with a boundary from the first ball but a wicket followed immediately. Wickets fell at regular intervals and the game seemed out of reach despite a fantastic 89 from Will Simpson until Alex Dempster came to the wicket and struck 32 in better than even time to put Wanderers in a winning position. Unfortunately the lower order were unable to maintain the run rate and wickets fell to leave us all out for 182, seven runs short. A great effort, despite falling short.
A. Dempster 3/23
A. Lean 2/16
W. Simpson 2/23
W. Simpson 89
A. Dempster 32
Wanderers U/17 V Harrison
The toss was lost and we were sent in to bat on a very difficult pitch where it was going to be tough to get a result from the outset. Wickets fell early and we were left reeling at 5 for 44 before Tom Jellie and Reece Woods were able to get together and put on 51 and carry the team to a total of 5 for 95. Jellie scoring 27 not out and Woods on 20 not out. Not a huge target on a pitch that was drying out and getting easier to bat on. The bowlers toiled manfully but were unable to remove one of the openers who carried his bat for 41 not out. Despite some late wickets, Harrison cruised to a win with 5 for 96 off only 23 overs.
T. Jellie 27
R. Woods 20
M. Morgan 2/12
M. Twyford 2/13
Match Day 4
Today saw the U/15 squad take the short trip to The Foundation School, a short 5 minute trip from our hotel in Oistins while the U/17’s made the trip back to Alexandra School in Speightstown.
Wanderers U/15 V Foundation School
After winning the toss and batting on what looked to be a pretty flat batting wicket we were unlucky to lose our first wicket on 5. From here we were able to put together a series of partnerships with Nat Wilson anchoring the innings with a well constructed 58. A contribution of 25 from Zac Williams and a rapid 28 from Vinay Matta helped us post a score of 168 from our 30 overs. An early wicket to the visitors was a good startand was soon followed by another but when the home team was 2 for 115 all looked lost. An inspired bowling change, bringing on spin from both ends turned the game on it’s head with Iggy Cranfield and Zac Williams both getting 4 for 13 off six over’s to bowl the home side out for 143 off the last ball of the innings .
N. Wilson 58
V. Matta 28
Z. Williams 25
I. Carnfield 4/13
Z. Williams 4/13
Wanderers U/17 V Alexandra School
Wanderers finally won a toss and elected to bat with opener, Jake Wilson scoring 41. Against some West Indian fast bowling like we haven’t seen yet on tour, We were able to put together a score of 159 with contributions of 30 from Tom Jellie and 22 from Daniel Lawrence. Unfortunately, the joy ended there with the home side cruising to victory only three wickets down and with five overs to spare.
J. Wilson 41
T. Jellie 30
D. Lawrence 22
M. Morgan 1/14
J. Wilson 1/23
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