YMPC defy rain to beat HMPO

rhondathompson, rhondathompson@nationnews.com

Added 14 October 2012


BELIEVE IT OR NOT, cricket was played in Barbados yesterday despite the adverse weather, at the Beckles Road ground in St Michael and at North Stars in St Lucy. However, it didn’t rain on YMPC’s parade at their Beckles Road home turf as they made hay in the overcast conditions to hand Her Majesty’s Prisons Officers (HMPO) their seventh straight defeat in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Intermediate competition. Despite persistent rain on Friday and early yesterday morning, play got under way only 15 minutes late at 1:15 p.m. and continued uninterrupted until YMPC wrapped up their first victory of the season, by an innings and 51 runs at 4:50 p.m., with a day to spare. Veteran all-rounder William Lashley starred with bat and ball and four wickets in each innings for match figures of eight for 26 runs as HMPO folded for totals of 84 and 42. Lashley also had a knock of 66 in his team’s total of 177 for seven declared after starting the day on six not out. In a Second Division match at Crab Hill, ESAF Pickwick made 100 for three in their 25 overs and Mount Gay North Stars responded with 82 for two in 21.1 overs when bad light stopped play. (EZS) SUMMARIZED SCORES Intermediate (Zone B) At Beckles Road: HMPO 84 (D. Bowen 19, E. Douglas 14; W. Lashley 4-17, J. Rollins 2-15) and 42 (J. Gittens 17; W. Lashley 4-9, J. Rollins 2-17). YMPC 177-7 dec’d (William Lashley 66, A. Clinkett 41 n.o., R. Greene 23, D. Bayne 14, K. Hinds 14: Oliver Clarke 5-42). YMPC won by an innings and 51 runs. Second Division (Zone A) At Crab Hill: ESAF Pickwick 100-3 in 25 overs (M. Agard 33 n.o., E. Francis 22 n.o., P. Daniel 14). Mount Gay North Stars 82-3 in 21.1 overs (G. Phillips 28 n.o., A. Skeete 20, P. Springer 16).

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