Sagicor University of the West Indies (UWI) managed to scrap their way to a nine-run victory over LIME when the two teams meet yesterday at Wildey in round six of the Sagicor General T20 Cricket Competition.
UWI were sent in to bat and posted 159 for seven off their allotted 20 overs and in response LIME made 150 for six from their 20 with a well played 70 not out from Barbados and West Indies T20 player Ashley Nurse in overcast conditions.
Openers Chadwick Walton and Cameron Pennyfeather set the foundation for UWI at the top with scorers of 48 and 40 respectively. Walton’s runs came off 28 balls which included five fours and two sixes. Those two received support from middle order batsmen Kavem Hodge (27) batting at number five and Jonathan Carter (24) up the order at four.
For LIME, Michael Agard was the pick of the bowling attack with three for 30 from four overs and Daley Hurley captured two for 28.
In response LIME got off to a shaky start with openers Cyprian Payne who made five and Jason Hinds, nine, falling early. Randy Thomas came in at three and fired away for a quick 20 before departing to Trinidadian-born left-arm wrist spinner Kristopher Ramsaran who bowled a wonderful spell of three wickets for 16 runs from four overs including one maiden.
That left Nurse batting at the other end to hold down the fort along with Amory Holder and those two decided to swing to the fences. Holder hit three fours and a six in his knock of 27 before departing to Ramsaran. After that wickets started to tumble for LIME. Nurse continued to punish the bowling while striking three sixes and three fours. He lost both Devon Phillips batting at number six and Mathew Greaves at seven for a duck and 10 respectively thanks to UWI’s tight bowling.
In other games played Lee’s Bistro Carlton lost to ICBL Empire by four runs. Playing at the Desmond Haynes Oval, Carlton won the toss and opted to field and Empire scored 152 for nine from 20 overs. In response Carlton tallied 148 for seven.
Roston Chase top scored with 67 including eight fours and one six off 53 balls to put Empire in a good position. Shadd Simmons made 23, Lemar Mascoll 19 not out and Kamal Sealy 18. Carlton fast bowler Kyle Mayers looked good with the ball taking four wickets for 27 runs and Renaldo Holder had two for 27.
Empire spinner Jomel Warrican ensured Carlton were kept under pressure despite Mayers’ commanding 54 with the bat which included four sixes and four fours. Warrican ended his spell with three wickets for 22 runs and Kevin Stoute two for 42. Lee-Germon contributed 32 for Carlton along with Vonrick Nurse, 18, and Rashid Trotman, 16.
Massy Stores Spartan were also in winners’ circles when they took on and defeated Caribbean Alliance/Akobah Gardens Foundation by seven runs at Queen’s Park.
Spartan won the toss and posted 127 for five and in reply Foundation fell short with 120 for nine from their 20 overs. Rico Webb with 31, Shane Browne 26 and Nicholas Carter, 22, were the top scorers for Spartan. While Chad Williams picked up three for 24 from four overs, Andre Marshall had 2 for 12 and Chaim Holder captured two for 27.
Despite Foundation’s loss, all-rounder Joshua Drakes had a good game scoring 35 and also taking two wickets.