Quest remain Scotiabank Prep cricket champs

June 25, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Members of the Quest Preparatory cricket team celebrate their victory over Belair in the Scotiabank Prep Schools Cricket final at Lucas yesterday. Quest won by 50 runs to retain their title.

Quest retained the Scotiabank Prep Schools national cricket title following a 50-run victory over Belair in the final at Lucas Oval yesterday.

The champions batted first and made 116 off their allotted 25 overs. In reply, Belair were bundled out for 66.

Oshoy Jackson was the main contributor with the bat for Quest as he made 33 not out and Kimani Maxwell got 15.

In response, Belair of Manchester struggled throughout their innings.

Quest were winning their second title of the season as they also captured the Surrey county title. Belair had won the Middlesex crown and St James were the Cornwall county champions.

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Coach of the St Andrew-based Quest, Leonard Malcolm, said it was a difficult game.

"It was not easy as Belair played well. When we batted first they took two early wickets. However, in the end we got a challenging total and defended it well to come out victors," Malcolm told STAR Sports.

"I want to thank, first and foremost, God, Scotiabank, coaching staff and supporters. We will now look forward to next season," the coach added.

Roy Peart, coach of Belair said his team gave away the game.

"We were indisciplined in our approach," Peart said.

Shelly Sykes-Coley, Scotiabank's sponsorship manager, said her company will continue to contribute to the development of the game in Jamaica and the region.

"We are very pleased with the level of competition. We will continue to help in the development of cricket. The youngsters will learn a lot that will help them later in life." Sykes-Coley stated.

"We have been with the competition for the past 12 years and will continue for many years to come," she added.

The respective champions and individual awards were presented during a ceremony after the game.

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