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Young batsman scores 299

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FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD schoolboy Nyeem Young batted into the Barbados Cricket Association’s history books with a knock of 299 runs against Deighton Griffith School yesterday.

Playing at the Kingsland, Christ Church school ground, the right-handed Young smashed 38 fours and five sixes in his record-breaking innings, which spanned seven hours and 45 minutes as The St Michael School amassed a whopping 543 for nine at stumps on the second day of the three-day match in the Schools’ division.

Resuming from his first day score of 150, Young was dismissed 20 minutes before the close, one short of a coveted triple century but with the distinction of making the highest score by a schoolboy in BCA cricket.

“It is a very good feeling. I wasn’t tired. I wanted to keep batting. My coach [Ezra] Mr Moseley gave me a lot of confidence and my teammates encouraged me which boosted my mentality and spirit to carry on,” Young told the SUNDAY SUN.

Young said he loves batting at Deighton Griffith, where he scored his previous highest score of 153 last season.

“I would love to take this pitch everywhere I got to bat. It is flat and hard for the pacers to get wickets,” he said. (EZS)

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