Jamaica Sports News, Kingston: Southern sparks are through to the final of the Sandals under-19 Cricket Competition, after registering a 4 wicket win over eastern flames, at the Melbourne Cricket Club.
Eastern Flames won the toss and decided to bat and was restricted to 190 for seven in their 50 overs. Sanjay Walker top scored with 51, Adrian Weir got 30 and Norris Tenn 29.
The top wicket takers were Andre Blake and Rushane Allen who bagged two wickets each.
In reply, the Sparks easily raced to 191 for 6, in 35 overs and two balls. The victory was highlighted by Ricardo McIntosh, who was well on his way to the second century of the competition, when he was clean bowled by Delano Collins.
McIntosh got good support from Zavier Burton 26 and Javardi Francis 23. The main wicket taker was Jordan Johnson, who finished with two for 50 in 10 overs.
Barry Barnes, coach of the Southern Sparks was pleased with the win and said that he was looking forward to getting the better of the Western Heat, in next week’s final.
The final is scheduled for Jarrett Park in Montego Bay next Saturday starting at 10:00 am.