July 19, 2013

Imperial outlast Middlesex in all-Vincy showdown

Imperial came away smiling from Marine Park A last Saturday, after overcoming Middlesex in an all-Vincentian affair, as the Brooklyn Cricket League begins to simmer.{{more}}

Imperial batted first and posted 253 for 4 in 35 overs — Derval Green smashed 129, Jason Nelson 53 not out, Dixieth Palmer hit 30, and Hyron Shallow 27.

Fielding only nine players, Middlesex’s reply stopped at 126 all out.

Donwell Hector smashed 57, inclusive of 5 fours, but his team was crushed by 127 runs.

Bowling for Imperial, Orlando Mofford took 3 for 28, Denis Evans 2 for 29 and Shaddy Khan 2 for 48.

A reverse in fortunes for both teams came the following day, as Imperial lost to Sheffield at Sea View and Middlesex beat Wanderers at Marine Park C.

Imperial chalked up 258 for 6 from their 40 overs.

Hyron Shallow cracked 70, David Palmer 57 and Andrew Edwards 46.

Majag Mahas was the pick of Sheffield’s bowlers, taking 4 for 58.

But Imperial’s bowling was put to the sword, as Sheffield replied with 259 for 6.

Akeem Dodson made 70; Shawn Scott 66 not out and Keith Haynes 51.

Byron Mars had 2 for 10 and Derval Greene 2 for 54, bowling for Imperial.

Middlesex got to 174 all out, from 34 overs. Mark Audain hit 49, which was dotted with 7 fours.

Bowling for Wanderers, Akeem Alexis snared 3 for 12.

Wanderers were dismissed for 172, with Alexis top scoring with 38.

Dominic Audain grabbed 3 for 33 and Sherwin Bazil 2 for 12, as Middlesex won by a narrow two-run margin.

Cavaliers, the other Vincentian team on show over the weekend, succumbed to Sheffield by 42 runs at Marine Park C on Saturday.

Sheffield reached 209 in 40 overs, then dismissed Cavaliers for 167.

Ezekiel Williams 47 not out, Bert Browne 31 and Andre Marsh 28, could not save their team from going under by 42 runs.

Saturday’s match was marred by a hip injury to Cavaliers’ Leontus Davis, who reports say, fell during an attempt for a second run.

Cavaliers had another fracture to their run in the competition, as they were at the losing end again on Sunday, in their engagement of Panthers.

Panthers were 253 all out in 35 overs; Ephraim Bacchus had 3 for 29 and Andre Marsh 3 for 48.

When Cavaliers took the crease, they again failed to deliver and it was all over at 106 in 23 overs.

Andre Marsh top scored with 40.

Matches continue tomorrow, with Imperial facing Panthers at Marine Park A, Cavaliers and Middlesex squaring off at Marine Park C, and at Sea View, Queensbury is set to meet Travel Treat.

On Sunday, July 21, Cavaliers face Guyanese outfit Diplomats at Marine Park A and Middlesex play Sheffield at Marine Park B.(RT)