Consistency pays off for Emmanuel Mespo
March 24, 2005
Consistency pays off for Emmanuel Mespo

Sheer consistency, has spurred the Emmanuel High School Mesopotamia (EHSM) to take the 2005 United Insurance Secondary School cricket title.

The EHSM restricted the Grammar School last Monday at Arnos Vale to earn themselves a 58-run victory. {{more}}

They smashed 177 for 6 with their turn at the creese reduced to 35 overs. Antonio Cato, 56 not out, bolstered his team’s effort with some big hitting towards the end.

Cato and Dawnley Grant, 20, staged a 68 run sixth-wicket stand, which saw the team to 147. Lenford Haywood was also left unbeaten with eight. Kevin Pompey had laid the foundation for his school with 41.

Osneth Cato, with 2 for 41, was the best bowler for the Grammar School who in their turn at the bat were dismissed for 119 in 29.5 overs.

Cato, with a reasonable all-round performance, followed up with 26. Marco Ash, with 3 for 19, Dawnley Grant, 2 for 24, Kishorn Bowens, 2 for 24 and Fitzpatrick DaSouza, 2 for 39, shared the remaining wickets.

Captain Ash expressed satisfaction with his team’s achievement. He commended his players on their performance throughout the season and stated, “They put their best foot forward.”

He had special praise for Keron Cottoy for his all-round display during the championship and for Antonio Cato’s and Kevin Pompey’s contributions in the final.

Ash was conciliatory to the Grammar School and generous in commendations to their bowling attack.