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Lime roll over Dover


Philip Hackett at Wildey

Lime roll over Dover

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A SUPERB UNBEATEN CENTURY from former Parkinson Memorial Secondary student Kevon Beckles paced LIME toa three-wicket victoryin a competitive contest.Set 265 for victory, LIME started the final day 31 without loss, with Beckles in partnership with Randy Thomas. Thomas fell for an enterprising half century but Beckles engineered the run chase, seeing it through until the taskwas completed around 5:30 p.m.  ImpressiveBy that time, Beckles had reached an impressive 119 made off 213 balls in 319 minutes at the crease. His disciplined innings included a six off spinner Jamar Phillips and ten fours, none more exquisite than a straight drive off leg spinner Kirton after he had completed his century.LIME’s victory was especially remarkable after they had collapsedto 82 all out in reply to Dover’s first innings 218. Dover then folded for 128 on the second afternoonto leave LIME with a challenging target.Thomas struck seven fours in scoring 51 out of an opening stand of 82 with Beckles. None of the middle order batsmen could match the composure of Beckles as wickets fell at regular intervals. The most productive stands both produced 38 runs. Wicketkeeper Alex Browne defied Dover’s bowlers in a sixth-wicket partnership with Beckles and then left hander Jeremy Marshall (26 not out) dominated the unbroken eight-wicket union that took themto victory.Kirton, who created most of the early alarms with the wickets of Thomas, Ashley Nurse and Cyprian Payne, finished with three for 76.Off-spinner Shane Jones took two for 62.

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