Monday, April 15, 2024

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Raheem Archer smashed an unprecedented century in a final to propel West Terrace to their first Guardian Group Herman Griffith Primary School cricket title with a comprehensive 74-run victory over Charles F. Broome at the Empire Club, Bank Hall, yesterday.

Archer, a tall opener from Mount Brevitor in St Peter, stroked his way to a masterful 114 not out off just 76 balls as West Terrace set a record for the highest total in a final, amassing 206 for two in their 25 overs.

In reply, two-time champions Charles F. Broome were restricted to 132 for eight in their 25 overs before hundreds of spectators, headed by cricket icons, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Wesley Hall, Joel Garner and Desmond Haynes as well as E.H.C. “Teddy” Griffith, the former West Indies Cricket Board president and son of the late Herman Griffith.

Archer will celebrate his 11th birthday on Sunday but he started the celebrations three days early, smashing 12 fours and a six in his knock.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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