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Smith’s 5 for 85 puts St Catherine in a spin


EVANS HINKSON at Weymouth

Smith’s 5 for 85 puts St Catherine in a spin

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 POLICE OFF-SPINNER Jason Smith grabbed five for 85 to reduce BNB St Catherine to a disappointing score of 198.Operating from the northern end, Smith picked up wickets at crucial stages of the match as St Catherine lost their last six wickets for a meagre 27 runs. Openers Chad Proverbs and Micah St Hill gave St Catherine a solid start of 47 before Proverbs became the first of Smith’s victims. With the score on 67 for one off 19.4 overs, the rains drove the players off the field at which stage tea was taken. At the resumption, after 64 minutes of play was lost, St Catherine reached 120 for four before Kenroy Williams (51) and Derick Bishop (35) featured in a 52-run fourth-wicket partnership to give St Catherine the upper edge at that stage.  However, with the score on 183 Bishop charged Smith and was easily stumped by Corey Glasgow. Williams followed soon after an innings that lasted 99 minutes in which he faced 79 deliveries.After his depatuure the remaining five wickets fell cheaply.

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