Thomas sees LIME to 189
A?FIGHTING?unbeaten half-century by captain Randy Thomas kept LIME in contention for the Sagicor General Super Cup title, but rain delayed the outcome for at least one day as CGI Maple began their pursuit of a seemingly modest victory target at Kensington Oval yesterday.
Set 190 for victory after dismissing LIME for 189 off 48.2 overs with Thomas left stranded on 72 not out, Maple reached six for one off two overs before rain chased the players from the field around 2 p.m.
Despite the removal of the covers on at least a couple of occasions, the rain never stayed away long enough to allow the match to resume and the Barbados Cricket Association announced that the match would continue at the same venue from 9:30 this morning.
The casualty in Maple’s brief reply so far was John Campbell, who hit a century in the semi-final against YMPC at Beckles Road. The Jamaican opener, a member of the Sagicor High Performance Centre, was lbw to burly fast bowler Ryan Nurse without scoring.
Earlier, LIME ran into early trouble after opting to bat, slumping to 33 for three in the 13th over.
Amory Holder played on to former West Indies fast bowler Corey Collymore in the first over with the score on one and then off spinner Jed Yearwood, who shared the new ball with Collymore won an appeal for a catch at the wicket by Collis Worrell that sent back a visibly upset Devon Phillips for just two with the score on eight.
Justin Brathwaite played a couple of handsome drives over the inner ring of fielders but apart from that was largely subdued.
With the scoring rate at just over two runs per over, Brathwaite nibbled at a delivery from Khalid Springer just wide of off stump for Worrell to pouch a straightforward catch.
Ashley Nurse joined Thomas and the pair added 90 for the fourth wicket to put LIME back on course for a competitive total.
Nurse struck two sixes and two fours in scoring 47 off 64 deliveries but fell well within sight of a half-century to give left-arm spinner Jamar Griffith (two for 44) the first of his two wickets.
Thomas persevered to the end but none of the lower order batsmen stayed with him long enough to build on the solid fourth-wicket stand. Thomas faced 116 deliveries while striking two sixes and one four.
Seamer Springer, who had earlier accounted for Brathwaite, removed the dangerous hitter Ryan Nurse and Michael Agard Jnr. to finish with the best figures of three for 35 from nine overs. Off-spinner Shane Ramsay took two for 35.