Maple slip on LIME skin
CGI MAPLE’S unbeaten run in the Sagicor General Super Cup cricket competition is finally over.
And it was caused by a team in a lower division.
Maple, winners of their first four matches, suffered a three-run loss to Division 1 team LIME in one of three matches that produced century-makers yesterday.
Maple lost despite a century from Renaldo Parris, who was joined in reaching triple digits by Police’s Roger Williams and YMPC’s Ryan Wiggins.
AT TRENTS: LIME withstood a masterful century by Parris (126) to beat Maple by three runs with one ball to spare.
Replying to LIME’s 216 in 49.1 overs after they opted to bat, Maple fell for 213 when Don O’Neale (11) lofted Fabian Cox to deep mid-wicket where Rorey Weekes ran back to take a well-judged catch.
After Maple were reduced to no runs for two wickets, Parris took over, keeping Maple within striking distance with an amazing innings, befitting a man celebrating his 26th birthday.
Parris kept his team in the match until he was run out in the penultimate over for 126 off 150 deliveries. He struck eight fours and 13 threes.
Earlier, half-centuries from Ashley Nurse (57) and Amory Holder (56) provided the groundwork for LIME’s score. – PHILIP HACKETT