STGC’s U 16 Cricket Prospects with Glendon Coke, Cricket Coach ……………..Having lost out in the JIIC Knock Out, the young U-16 cricketers bow into action 10:00am Thursday, 13th March at Emmet Park in the Grace Shield Tournament. This squad is made up of 2-5th formers. Eight of these boys were in the U19 senior squad and five of them were in the starting eleven. One has scored a century (141) and a couple, half centuries. This is a developing squad with good scores expected to come from youngsters, Kirk McKenzie (Ja U15), S. Lee and A. Thompson, national invitees, J. Ewan, V. Bailey and S. Thomas. So we anticipate a good season with better results.
STGC batted first and made 202/6 declared. The innings was built around young Kirk McKenzie (2nd form) and he was supported by A. Thompson 33, S. Lee 35 and Joel Ewan (3rd form) who made a quick fire 31. Holy Trinity was then bundled out for 55 in which extras was their top score 28 while 27 came from the bat.
Our three pacers took 1 wicket apiece before Simon Lee 5 for 8 runs from 6 overs and young McKenzie 1 for four runs from 7 overs (5 maidens) destroyed the opposition. The Team is captained by Simon Lee. Incidentally we played without one of our batsman who was called up at U15 national trials last year but he should be good to go for our next match on March 21st against Spanish Town High in Spanish Town. We are very optimistic that we can go to the next round as our group is completed by Edith Dalton and Calabar High Schools. Our boys are in a positive frame of mind that they can do this after their individual success at the recently concluded U19 competition. All we ask is for the continued support and belief of theSTGC Sports Council and the Old Boys. A
After all this team will be the nucleus for next year’s relatively young senior team as only two of them are now 16 years old.