Bridgetown, Barbados, March 19 (www.bcacricket.org) – Undefeated Zone winners North Stars Barracudas and Franklyn Stephenson Academy will clash in the Final of the Community Cricket League (CCL) Under-16 Tournament at Bennetts on March 23.
In the semi-finals on March 16, North Stars Barracudas defeated UWI Blackbirds by eight wickets at Crab Hill to record their seventh straight victory, while Franklyn Stephenson Academy beat DH Carlton Young Lions by 154 runs at Bennetts to also register seven consecutive wins.
After dismissing UWI for 160 in 32.1 overs, North Stars were propelled by Rivaldo Clarke, who made 88 off 53 balls with 14 fours and two sixes in a revised target of 128 off 32 overs after rain had stopped play with the score 23 for one.
The target was reached in 13.5 overs.
Half-centuries from Jaden Leacock (70 not out), Jayden Roberts (58) and Kierre Graham (51) lifted Franklyn Stephenson Academy to 279 for five off 38 overs.
Carlton Young Lions fell for 125 in 28.3 overs.
North Stars Barracudas beat UWI Blackbirds by eight wickets.
UWI Blackbirds (sponsored by Derek Crowson) 160 all out (32.1 overs) (Malik Holder 48, Micaiah Simmons 37, Damar Graham 11; Shamario Depeiza 2-22).
North Stars Barracudas (sponsored by Bill Blevins) 128-2 (13.5 overs) (Rivaldo Clarke 88 (53 balls, 14x4, 2x6), Thierry Walcott 13).
NB: Due to a rain interruption, North Stars Barracudas were set a revised target of 128 off 32 overs.
Franklyn Stephenson Academy beat DH Carlton Young Lions by 154 runs.
Franklyn Stephenson Academy (sponsored by The Arbibs) 279-5 (38 overs) (Jaden Leacock 70 not out, Jayden Roberts 58, Kierre Graham 51, Malik Young 39, Jordan Reifer 14; Nathan Roett 3-39).
DH Carlton Young Lions (sponsored by Derrick Smith) 125 all out (28.3 overs) (Christian Haynes 38, Nathan Roett 15, Kai Patrick 15, Xavier Springer 11; Renacko Belgrave 4-15, Devon Stevenson 2-18).
Final: Saturday, March 23
North Stars Barracudas v Franklyn Stephenson Academy at Bennetts.