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Last-ball win for St Catherine


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Last-ball win for St Catherine

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KENROY WILLIAMS produced a brilliant, all-round display, including a hat-trick, to lead defending Sagicor General Cup champions Republic Bank St Catherine to a two-wicket victory over Super Centre Spartan off the last ball of the match at Bayfield yesterday.
Set 166 to win after Spartan folded for 165 in 46.3 overs, St Catherine reached 166 for eight off 50 overs. Needing two to win off the final over bowled by leg-spinner Aamir Thomas (three for 37), St Catherine failed to score off the first four balls.
Chad Puckerin picked up a single off the fifth delivery, raising the tension around the ground, and then Williams completed a sterling individual performance by smashing Thomas through the covers for four.
Williams finished unbeaten on 43 to complete the good work done before by Neil Browne, who topscored with 45.
Earlier Maradon Bend (65) and Andre Gill (43) were the only Spartan batsmen among the runs after they were invited to bat by the hosts.
Williams ended Spartan’s innings with a hat-trick, earning handy figures of three for 40.
AT TRENTS: Shane Ramsay starred with both bat and ball to power CGI Maple to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Seven Seas Police that virtually assured the St James club a berth in the quarter-finals.
Primarily an off-spinner, Ramsay, who has been performing the role of pinch-hitter in the limited-overs competitions, rocked the visitors’ top batting order with four wickets for 28 runs from ten consecutive overs.
He returned with the bat to strike 14 threes and four fours in 77 not out, in an unbroken 124-run stand with Renaldo Parris.
Batting first, Police plummeted to 56 for seven in the 21st over before Rico Webb (23) and Kamal Sealy (42), in a 69-run stand, lifted the total to a modest 129 all out from 38.2 overs.
Maple lost wickets in the first and second overs, but with Ramsay benefiting from at least four clear-cut missed chances, and Parris contributing a tempered 42 not out, the hosts wrapped up the victory, reaching 131 for two off only 23.1 overs. – WAYNE HOLDER
AT WILDEY: Ashley Nurse turned in a good all-round performance, grabbing four wickets and scoring 35 to help LIME defeat Banks by two wickets.
Nurse struck four fours in a run-a-ball innings when he and Amory Holder placed LIME on course for victory with a 60-run second-wicket stand. Holder eventually topscored with 49.
Banks owed their modest total of 150 to David Carter, with 43, and Shadd Simmons, 42, after they won the toss.
Ashley Nurse, with four wickets, teamed up with Ryan Nurse, who captured three for ten, to undermine Banks. – ANCILLE INNISS
AT FRIENDSHIP: Kraigg Brathwaite and Diego Stuart scored half-centuries as they featured in a crucial sixth-wicket partnership of 87 to set up a comfortable victory for CounterPoint Wanderers against Yorkshire.
Chasing 218 from 50 overs, Wanderers found themselves at 95 for five before Brathwaite and Stuart came together.
When Brathwaite was run out via a direct throw from mid-on for a solid 83, Wanderers needed a further 36 from seven overs. Stuart, who batted purposefully in the circumstances, reached his half-century off 67 balls.
He was joined by Ian Bradshaw and together they added 31 for the seventh wicket.
Earlier, Winston Worrell slammed a positive 80 and together with Peter Patterson (40) produced a fifth-wicket stand of 105 to pull Yorkshire from 33 for four to a competitive 218. – EVANS HINKSON
AT BLENHIEM “A”: Teenaged off-spinner Renaldo Farley captured a career-best maiden haul of six for ten, as BRC BCL registered an easy seven-wicket win over Nature Valley Lodge.
The 17-year-old Farley’s impressive figures from his allotted ten overs enabled BCL to dismiss Lodge for a paltry 99 from 44.5 overs. In reply, the hosts won with 20.5 overs to spare.
Farley removed D’Sean Miller and Rasheed Padmore in his first over and sliced through the batting order. He also had a double-strike in his fifth over, in consecutive balls. He took six of the last eight wickets.
Dylan Grace made an unbeaten 34 with a six and a four. – ELVIS HOWARD

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