Johnson leads JGHS to cricket championship

Captain Revaughn Johnson led the way with bat and ball as John Gray High School defeated Cayman Prep and High School by 29 runs to win the Cayman Islands secondary school cricket title at Smith Road Oval on Monday, 6 June, 2017.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat, JGHS reached 87 runs for four wickets off their allotted 16 overs.

Johnson attacks the ball for an off drive.

Opening the batting, Johnson stroked his way to an unbeaten 54. The left-hander looked cool in the middle, driving at will in his innings in which he faced 42 balls.

“The wicket was good, so I was just finding the gaps and getting ones and twos,” the young cricketer told

JGHS coach Errol Grey said it was what he expected from his star player. “I spoke to him before the start of the game and told him that I need him to bat all the overs, which he did. That last over, where he cut loose and secured his 50 was just fantastic.”

Bowling for Prep, Liam Sinclair took one wicket for eight runs off three overs. Alex Claybourn took one for 19 off four overs.

Johnson collects his Man of the Match trophy from former cricket president Bernie Bush.

Johnson took the lead with the ball, as solid all-round performances by JGHS bowlers restricted Cayman Prep and High School to 68 all out from 13.3 overs. Oliver Hill was the only Prep batsman to offer solid resistance. He made 31 from 33 balls.

Johnson, who bowled steady pace, took three wickets for 11 runs from three overs. The skipper also had a catch in the field in his man of the match performance.

“I love cricket and wanted to do everything to help my team win the championship,” he said.

This is the second straight year that John Gray High School has won the title. Coach Errol Grey was more than pleased with his team’s performance in the final.

“I was very impressed, considering the fact that we had lost in the preliminary round to both Prep and [St Ignatius] Catholic [School] and to find ourselves in the final and reverse the results is a great feeling,” he said.

Oliver Hill scored 31 runs.

“The game we lost [to Cayman Prep] was a touch and go game. So, I know the boys would have been the superior team once they applied themselves.”

Cayman Prep and High School captain Finn Bishop was disappointed with the outcome after a solid campaign.

“I feel that our performance was pretty good throughout the season. It’s just that we didn’t bat as well as we did in the last couple of games,” he said in an interview with

“We just had a mindset that we were going to win and I don’t think that we understood that they were a really good side,” Bishop explained.


Runners-up: Cayman Prep and High School.

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