Edwards leads way for Wanderers
KIRK EDWARDS completed his second century in as many days to help Wanderers make light work of a target of 227 set by Banks and record their third consecutive victory of the Sagicor General Super Cup competition at The Brewery yesterday.
The 25-year-old right-hander entered the fray as early as the fourth delivery of Wanderers’ response and was still at the crease when Ian Bradshaw launched the third delivery of the 35th over out of the ground to complete the rout.
Banks, who won the toss and elected to bat on the placid batting surface, rallied to 226 off 45 overs behind knocks of 46 at a run-a-ball by opener Martin Nurse, a purposeful 51 from wicketkeeper Renaldo Holder, 33 from Sherwin Campbell, and 30 run out by Kofi Hurdle.
Opener Nick Evans kept Edwards’ company for 28.2 overs to put the visitors comfortably in the “driver’s seat” while adding 181 with little bother against a depleted Banks bowling attack forced to do without the contributions of the injured Nurse and Campbell.
Evans stroked seven fours and a six in an eye-catching innings of 70 off 77 balls, while Edwards maintained the rich vein of form that has marked his first season with the Dayrells Road club to notch up his first ever hundred in domestic limited-overs competition.
His eventual 113 spanned 112 balls and contained 11 fours and a celebratory six off occasional bowler Michael Maynard with victory in sight.
AT BAYFIELD: With the regional limited-overs tournament just around the corner, Kenroy Williams showcased his all-round ability by compiling a solid unbeaten 91 and bowling ten miserly overs for 14 runs as BNB St Catherine easily disposed of Super Centre Spartan by five wickets.
Spartan’s progress to 184 for nine from 48 overs after winning the toss was checked by Williams’ economical spell. He was assisted by off-spinner Stefan Gooding, who was the leading wicket-taker for the hosts with three for 44.
Half-centuries by Rashidi Boucher (66) and the in-form Sulieman Benn (54) were the only innings of note in a poor batting display by Spartan.
With St Catherine set 186 to win under the Duckworth/Lewis Method, Williams returned with the bat to compile a responsible 91 with ten boundaries from 92 balls to pilot them to an easy victory with 63 balls to spare.
AT WILDEY: A mature unbeaten half-century by Dario Cummins and an authoritative 46 from Brian Johnson steered LIME to a three-wicket victory over CGI Maple with ten balls to spare.
Cummins scored 57 not out, an innings that included three boundaries, while Johnson’s innings included a six and five fours.
LIME reached 196 for seven off 46.2 overs in reply to Maple’s 195 all out off 45.5 overs.
Earlier, Jeremy Marshall took four for 50 as Maple failed to capitalise on their decision to bat first after winning the toss.
The match was reduced to 48 overs a side after light rain caused a stoppage around 11:16 a.m.
AT INCH MARLOW: Captain Sean Armstrong shone with both bat and ball as his side Old Brigand Dover recorded their first Sagicor Super Cup victory over ESA Field Pickwick.
Armstrong, who topscored with 46 in his team’s innings of 189, returned to take the last three Pickwick wickets to give his side victory by 12 runs.
At the start, Dover openers Shenaldo Taylor and Shane Jones posted 63 for the first wicket off 23 overs. However, they slumped to 145 for eight before Armstrong and Akeem Crookendale raised 44 for the ninth wicket.
The Dover spinners then kept a very tight hold on the Pickwick batsmen and they were never able to break free. Useful knocks from Rondell Yearwood (50), George Harris (35), and Ryan Arthur (35) threatened the Dover score until Armstrong removed Yearwood, Arthur, and Romelle Small for 24 runs off 4.5 overs.
AT BECKLES ROAD: An excellent all-round effort by Caribbean Lumber YMPC gave them a comprehensive 92-run win over Sagicor UWI to remain at the top in Zone B with 12 points.
Chasing a challenging 250 from 50 overs, UWI were dismissed for a disappointing 157 in 40.5 overs. The highest stand of the innings was 53 for the third-wicket in 13.3 overs between Jonathan Carter with 31 and Romel Currency who made 30.
Earlier, YMPC elected to bat and posted 249 for seven from their allotted 50 overs. Opener Jed Yearwood laid the foundation with a 98-ball knock of 70 until he was fifth out. He struck three threes and four fours and put on 51 for the second-wicket with Dwayne Smith who made 32 from 27 balls.
Yearwood and Ryan Wiggins shared a fourth-wicket stand of 49 in 16 overs. Wiggins made 44, including two threes from 81 balls. He and Calvin Watson, with a run-a-ball 46, added 67 in 12.1 overs for the sixth wicket.
AT WEYMOUTH ‘A’: A hundred from Brian Corbin failed to save Police from defeat, as TeleBarbados Carlton completed a 43-run victory.
Corbin struck four fours and seven sixes in an undefeated 108 from 84 balls, as Police, chasing 264 for victory, were dismissed for 220 in 45.3 overs.
He added 72 for the fifth wicket with Antonio Mayers, whose dismissal for 43 prompted a terminal decline in the Police batting that saw them lose their last six wickets for 43 in the space of 36 balls.
Kurt Wilkinson was the pick of the Carlton bowlers with four wickets for 21 runs from three overs.
Earlier, Carlton captain Marlon Graham smote seven fours and one six in 89 from 101 balls to lead his side to 263 all out in 49.5 overs.
Half-century stands for the third and fourth wickets between Graham and Shirley Clarke and Carlo Morris, respectively, added beef to Carlton’s total.
Jason Smith and Callitos Lopez captured three wickets apiece for the lawmen. (PGM)