Experienced Saints retain 50-Overs title

first_imgCaptain of St Catherine CC Danza Hyatt has pin-pointed experience as the main reason why they were able to beat the University of The West Indies (UWI) in the final of the Jamaica Cricket Association 50-Overs Championship at Sabina Park on Monday. The final, which represented the first time a competitive day-night national fixture was being played at the venue, saw St Catherine coming away victors by 28 runs. St Catherine, after winning the toss and electing to take first strike, posted a challenging 261 for seven off their allotted overs, before restricting UWI to 233 with 13 balls remaining. The Garwaine Johnson-coached St Catherine were claiming the title for the second time in consecutive years, and third overall. “It was a really good effort by UWI. However, I believe, in the end, the experience of our players pulled us through,” remarked Hyatt. “We lost early wickets when we batted. However, the experience of Gavin (Wallace) and Wayne (Morgan) and later Darnell McCallum gave us very a good total.” Electing to bat on a good track, St Catherine lost their first two wickets with only 15 runs on the board. The wickets were of their two West Indies batsmen, Hyatt and Barbadian Kirk Edwards. Opener Hyatt was dismissed caught without scoring by fast bowler Christopher Powell, while Edwards was adjudged leg before wicket for four, also off Powell. However, through opener Shacaya Thomas and Lambert, who put on 45 for for the third wicket before being dislodged for 27 and 25, respectively, the ‘Saints’ staged a comeback, which was later completed by Wallace, Morgan and McCallum. Wallace stroked an attractive 41; all-rounder Morgan scored 52; while wicketkeeper McCallum, with a few lofty blows towards the death, ended unbeaten on 53. Powell finished with two for two for 55. UWI, in their response, also started shakily, losing the wicket of their influential captain, Paul Palmer Jr, leg before wicket without scoring off the bowling of Brian Buchanan in the third over. However, thanks to Nicholas Walters (49), Jonathan Solomon (38), Chrishna Graham (31), and Rovman Powell (27), they were able to get themselves within striking distance. Brown was involved in two controversial incidents on his follow-through and entangling with the batsmen. The last appeared deliberate. It drew the ire of the crowd after it resulted in Omar Samuels (nine) being run out, with 30 runs needed off 17 balls, and the UWI tail gathering momentum. Brown ended with three for 42 off 8.5 overs, with off-spinner Pete Salmon, two for 41, and pacer Morgan, two for 42, providing good support. “Congrats to St Catherine; they played a very good game,” conceded Palmer Jr. “We kept on fighting when it mattered. This, however, was our second season; and for us to make the final is a good feat.” SAINTS’ COMEBACKlast_img read more


first_imgLotto winning numbers for the 22/03/16 are 7-5-1-4-2-6-8-3. Brendan Carr matched 3 numbers and wins €60.00 Jackpot for 29/03/16 is €3000Minor Board: Under age training: Training Wednesdays U8 6.00pm- 7.00pm and U10 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Thursdays, under 12, under 13 & under 14 Boys 6.15pm to 7.15pm. Our U15 boys had a great victory over Glenswilly in the Gaeltacht last Tuesday the 22nd of March. They win on a score line of 1.09 to 2.05.U14 boys got their year off on Monday evening against Red Hughs. Glenfin tried very hard but Red Hughs were just that bit stronger with Glenfin losing out in the end. Next up for the U14 is McCools away on Monday the 4th of April at 6.30pmOur minor Boys lost out to Convoy on Sunday the 27th at home. Next up for the Minors is St Eunans B away on Wednesday the 6th of April at 6.30pm.Ladies: Minor Training Wednesday 8pm to 9pm. Our senior ladies have received a walk over in the Gaeltacht competition against Milford. This puts them through to the county finals on the May bank holiday weekend in Glenties. Handball: Handball training for all National schools will take a break now until Monday the 4th of April.The reserves had a great victory against Malin at home on Easter Monday. It was a close enough first half Glenfin having the wind advantage went in at half time 7 points up. Glenfin had a great second half against the wind out scoring Malin by 5.06 to 02. Leaving them with a convincing win of 6.15 to 1.04. Glenfin scores were Conor Mc Bride 1.02 Matthew McGinley 1.06. Shane Moy 3.01 Pakie Moy 03 Hugh Foy 01 Sean Foy 1.01 Paul Bonner 01Our seniors did not have a good day and lost out to Malin on a score line of 0.08 to 3.14. Malin were stronger in most areas of the field and once they opened up a 6 point lead Glenfin never looked liked catching them. Jason Morrow opened the scoring for Glenfin with a point in the first minute but for the second week in a row Glenfin conceded an early goal when a high ball was kicked into the Glenfin square ended up in the back of the net. Glenfin were trying hard and had Malin back to just one point after 10 minutes Then Malin took over and scored 7 unanswered points putting Malin1.08 to 04 up at half time. In the second half Malin continued their dominance with two early points to put them 1.10 to 04 up. Paddy O Connor and Jason Marley got points for Glenfin to close the gap slightly but 2 goals in the 14th and 16th minute of the second half made sure of the points or Malin. Glenfin scores Kyle Doherty (01) Paddy OConnor (03 1 free) Jason Marley (01) Jason Morrow (03)Any team manager or club member wishing to include information in the club notes can do so by sending it to seamusward61@gmail.com or texting 0872052481.GLENFIN SENIORS SUFFER HEAVY DEFEAT TO MALIN was last modified: March 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAglenfinSportlast_img read more