Champions Our Lady of the Angels win again


May 16, 2016
Contributed by Collin Reid Respective West Indies men's and women's cricketers, Marlon Samuels (centre) and Stafanie Taylor (second right) signs a bat and ball for two Sts Peter and Paul students, Kourtnee Smith (second left) and Karla Daley, as Shelley Sykes Coley (left), ... and Yanique Forbes-Patrick look on, during the launch of the Scotiabank-sponsored Prep Schools cricket competition, at Lucas Oval.

Our Lady of the Angels (OLA) won their fourth match of the 2016 Scotiabank Prep School Cricket competition, even though the team has no playing field on which to train.

Their field is under repair and not available this year.

According to coach Patrick Swinton: "We only have a small concrete space that everybody uses so we are under pressure at this time, but we are doing the best that we can."

OLA defeated Meadowbrook by six wickets at Melbourne Cricket Club on Friday. Meadowbrook won the toss and took first strike. They made 131 all out in 18 overs on the back of Jashua Ivey, 52. Jonah Cooper supported with 17.

The wickets went to Zea Gordon, who bagged three for 10 in three overs, and Christopher White, who got two for 34 in five overs. Meadowbrook got to 117 for 5 but lost four wickets for two runs before closing the innings on 131.

OLA started shakily losing its first four wickets for just 43. Then Dacuan Forbes, 71, played the all-important inning to bring back his team into the competition.

Bowler Christopher White contributed 20 runs.

OLA closed the innings with the winning total of 134 for 4 in 19.2 overs. The two top scorers for Meadowbrook Ivey and Cooper shone with the ball as well, getting one wicket each.

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