Advantage Holmwood - EntornoInteligente / Jamaica Observer / Mandeville , Manchester — Off spinner Tian Jarrett took six for 63 to give Holmwood Technical High School the upper hand against defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) on day one of their three-day ISSA/Grace Headley Cup cricket final at Manchester High here yesterday. When the umpires lifted the bails in fading light, close to 6:00 pm, Holmwood, replying to STETHS’ 183 all out, were 70-2.

Jamaica age-group batsman Andre Smiley, a bulky right hander who mixed solid defence with belligerent strokes, was unbeaten on 38 (four fours, two sixes, 53 balls) at the close. Daren Small, not out one, is set to resume with Smiley today.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, STETHS made hay against the new ball rushing to 42-0, only for the aggressive left-hander Romario Moxam, who hit 30 (four fours, one six, 23 balls) to be run out going for a quick single.

STETHS looked set for a big score at 93-1 at Lunch. But after the break, Jarrett supported by left-arm spinner Shamar Smith (3-13) ran through the batting on a sluggish pitch. STETHS lost their last nine wickets for 90 runs. Andre McCarthy top scored with 41 (three fours, 97 balls), while Jerome Jones, 28, Nigel Palmer, 29, and Lenox Simpson, 18, were the others who got to double figures.

Smiley, batting at number three, then stood firm to give Holmwood the edge at close of play, though Delano Spence (8) fell to the pace of McCarthy (1-11) and Jevon Robinson (17) was dismissed by the left arm spin of Joyven Newell (1-11).

— Garfield Myers

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