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Maple defeat Yorkshire, despite rain

Jamaican left-hander John Campbell playing through the off-side during his match-winning knock of 42 not out for Maple against Yorkshire, yesterday. The wicketkeeper is Junior Moore. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

By Wayne Holder at Trents | Sun, November 10, 2013 - 12:03 AM

Elite Division champions CGI Maple easily outclassed Premix and Precast Yorkshire of the First Division to move to within two points of Zone A leaders Sagicor UWI in the only cricket match played to a conclusion in yesterday’s rain-ruined fifth series of matches of the Sagicor General Super Cup.

After holding their guests to 103 all out from 31 overs, Maple, who were set a revised target of 99 from 29 overs, comfortably romped to 101 for the loss of veteran Pedro Agard’s wicket with 12.4 overs to spare.

Yorkshire, who were invited to bat, had their innings interrupted on two occasions for an accumulated total of more than three hours, and never gathered any momentum as they limped to the inadequate total.

They lost their last wicket off the final delivery of the 31st and final over after the revision due to the two showers that halted play.

Agard launched an early assault on the visiting bowlers to virtually eliminate any thoughts of a fightback, adding 76 from 12.1 overs with John Campbell for the first wicket.

He cracked eight threes and three fours in a 34-ball knock of 43 before becoming the only wicket to fall, paving the way for Campbell and Shane Parris to put the finishing touches on the easy triumph.

Campbell, who was prepared to play the supporting role while Agard was tearing into the bowling blossomed to play a number of pleasant strokes through the offside, counting six threes and a four in 42 not out.

The left-handed Jamaican sealed the win by stroking successive boundaries off leg-spinner Ryan Layne, who had earlier accounted for Agard.

Former West Indies pacer Corey Collymore, having his first outing in domestic competition for the season, grabbed three wickets for nine measly runs from six overs while spinners Jamar Griffith and Ramon Greaves collected two wickets each to be the main wicket-takers for the home side.

Layne, who fell just before the second rain interruption that cut play by 155 minutes, made a brisk 23 while number nine Timothy Legall (20) and player/coach Antonio Mayers (16) were the other double-figure contributors for Yorkshire.

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