August 5, 2014
BCL 20/20 bowls off in controversial fashion

The T/20 version of the Brooklyn Cricket League (BCL) began last weekend in Brooklyn, New York, with three of the four Vincentians teams on show.{{more}}

However, when the action got going on Saturday at Seaview, controversy reigned between Middlesex and Imperial.

Imperial batted first and were dismissed for 97 in 17.5 overs. Roy Bryam top scored with 31. Bowling for Middlesex, Rashane Manning had 2 for 11 and Mark Audain – 2 for 22.

But it was during Middlesex’s reply that the controversy occurred.

Middlesex were 48 for 2 in 10 overs when the match was interrupted by rain.

Reports say that following the showers, Imperial refused to take the field, claiming the field was not covered properly and areas were wet; hence the match finished prematurely and a decision on the outcome of the match is still forthcoming.

On Sunday, in another all-Vincy meeting, Cavaliers faced Imperial at Marine Park C, Imperial came out trumps by 21 runs.

Taking first strike, Imperial made 183 for 5 in their allocated 20 overs.

Brian Henry struck 67 and Foster Lewis 45.

Bowling for Cavaliers, Ephraim Bacchus took 2 for 43 and Damian Reid 2 for 33.

Cavaliers’ response halted at 162 all out in 18 overs.

Damian Reid hit 58, Cameron Cuffy 32, Richie Rampaul 18 and Andrew Marsh 16, were the batsmen who put up some resistance to the Imperial bowlers.

Imperial’s bowling was led by Sami – 3 for 19 and Brian Henry, who took 2 for 47.

Also on Sunday, Middlesex engaged St Lucia at Marine Park A.

St Lucia posted 150 for 7 in 20 overs; Creed Fontenelle scored 55 and Libert Serieux 28.

Dominic Audain snared 4 for 22 for Middlesex, who could only reach 87 for 9 from their allotted 20 overs.

St Lucia’s bowlers, Winston Celestine – 3 for 14 and Victor Mangal – 2 for 14, were the main underminers of Middlesex’s batting response, leading their team to a comfortable 63 run win.(RT)