St Joseph on course with winning start

31st Annual Sir Garfield Sobers International School Cricket

St Joseph High School has fared well so far at the 31st Annual Sir Garfield Sobers International School Cricket Tournament recording two convincing victories in their first two matches.
On Tuesday at Bank Hall St. Joseph’s defeated Barbadian School St Michael’s by seven wickets while in the first round they got past Birkenhead School (UK) by 11 runs to set their campaign off to a winning start.
In their most recent outing, St. Joseph’s restricted St. Michael’s to 112 all out in 33 overs, with Jared Lovell 30, Kai Patrick 20, Codie Ramsey 15 as left arm spinner Stephon Wilson captured 3-25 and Kennard Moonsammy 2-4 and Nkosi Beaton 2-18 took two wickets apiece.
St Joseph High raced to 113-3 19.5 overs in their response. Moonsammy 33, Wilson 31 not out and Timothy McAlmont 27 were the main scorers while Kyle Edwards claimed 2-24.
In their opening clash at Crab Hill the Guyanese students beat Birkenhead School (UK) by 11 runs.
Scores in that match reads; St Joseph High 172 all out (34 overs) Timothy McAlmont 50, Quinton Sampson 32, Stephon Wilson 27, Nkosi Beaton 12, Tuen Hicks 10, Toby Brown 3-45, Callum Andrews 2-22)
Birkenhead School 161-9 (40 overs) (Ashley Watkins 33, Armand Rabot 29, Toby Brown 15, Tom Corran 15, Jack Corran 10, Allen Andrews 10, Nkosi Beaton 2-19, Quinton Sampson 2-30, Stephon Wilson 2-30).
The tournament has featured several Guyanese who went on to play international cricket, namely Leon Johnson and Vishaul Singh, who represented St. Rose’s High in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
However, no Guyanese school has ever won the tournament, with St. Stanislaus College in 2005 making it all the way to the final only to be upstaged by Barbados powerhouse Combermere.