The Kingston Wharves Under-15 Cricket champions Cornwall defeated the Best of the Rest team by five wickets to be crowned the undisputed champion for the 2009 season, on Saturday, at Sabina Park.
This is the first time that the county champions were defeating the Best of the Rest team.
Cornwall inserted the Best of the Rest team after winning the toss, and the losers could only muster 148 all out in 41.5 overs. The main run scorers were Tizwayne Creary, 39, Stepha Palmer, 27 and Sadique Henry, 22, while the wickets were taken by Marquino Mindley, 4-14 in 7.5 overs and Kevaughan, 3-34 in eight overs.
Cornwall replied by making 152-5 in 43 overs. Fabian Allen, 43, Marquino Mindley, 42 and Johnvani Clarke, 22 contributed most runs. The main wicket-taker was Sadique Henry with two for 32 in 10 overs.
Grantley Stephenson, managing director of Kingston Wharves, sponsor of the competition, announced two scholarships to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kingston Wharves Under-15 Championship.
Aldane Thomas, who made the most runs, 213, also had the highest individual score of 138, and was also adjudged the best wicketkeeper with five dismissals, three catches and two stumpings.
Marquino Mindley got the other scholarship for being the best bowler with 4-18 in 7.2 overs - all scored in the inter-county phase of the competition. The scholarships are valued at $50,000 each.
Thomas represented Middlesex and the Best of the Rest, while Mindley represented Westmoreland and Corwall County.
Special mention was made of Richard Hamilton, who took the most wickets - seven for an average of 13 runs. He played for Middlesex and the Best of the Rest team.
The championship began on July 20 with five rounds in the inter-parish phase, which led to the three-round, inter-county phase.
The championship has given birth to many West Indies and national representatives over the years, including Chris Gayle, Jerome Taylor, Xavier Marshall and Daren Powell, among others.
Source: Jamaica Observer