Robinson Leads College to 3rd Championship
Dominica and Windward Islands Under-19 cricketer, Jerlani Robinson has led the Dominica State College (DSC) to their third successive United Insurance Secondary Schools Under-20 cricket championship. DSC took first innings points in their drawn match with Castle Bruce Secondary School (CBSS) in the two-day final at the Windsor Sports Stadium on Friday March 1.
The game was mostly one-way traffic after College batted first and started with an opening partnership of 149 between Jerlani 86 with 14 fours and Gian Benjamin 120 with 16 fours and 1 six. DSC totalled 293 with Dishon Joseph chipping in with 31.
Castle Bruce SS gave a spirited reply to be 99 for four at lunch on the second day, but folded after an extended lunch-break (lunch arrived late) to 153 all out. Robinson did not enforce the follow-on but batted for about nine overs for 51 runs for the loss of both openers. College needed to take CBSS' last wicket in the 18 and final over of the day to complete the outright but could not manage that, but that did not matter. At one stage in the second innings, CBSS were in dire straits on 10 for six before Jno Lewis at No. 3 went on the attack.
Final scores: DSC 293 and 51-2. Robinson 44 with 10 fours in the second innings. Bowling for CBSS, Carmichael Auguiste captured six for 26 from seven overs and Joshua Challenger 4-68. CBSS in turn had scores of 153 and 120-9. Kyle Cabey got 49 and Kershaski Jno Lewis 29 and a brilliant 81 which helped save the match for Castle Bruce SS. Bowling for DSC, Dishon Joseph took 2-45& 3-52, Damian Thomas 3-59 & 4-34 and Limron Bernard 3-10 & 2-3 from 1 over.
In semi-final matches, DSC and CBSS took first innings points versus Goodwill Secondary School (GSS) and Pierre Charles Secondary School (PCSS) respectively.
DSC 152 and 61-5. GSS 62.
CBSS 157. PCSS 102.