Hoyte, Phillips hurt
A horrific collision between Barbados Cricket League (BCL) fielders Damion Hoyte and Jamar Phillips marred their second series Sagicor Twenty20 cricket match against LIME, yesterday.
The players collided head on toward the end of LIME’s innings as they attempted to catch a ball struck by Ryan Nurse that was heading to the deep mid-on boundary.
Phillips was fielding at mid-on while Hoyte was at deep midwicket but neither seemed aware of each other as they were focused on the ball in the air and on impact, both fell to the ground in an apparently semi-conscious state.
With immediate assistance from a nurse and other spectators, both players eventually regained consciousness. Two ambulances arrived and transported them to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with BCL manager Cammie Eastmond accompanying them.
The incident occurred at 3:19 p.m. and the match was halted for 48 minutes as both players were still on the field of play.
Later in the day, when the match restarted, Phillips called the BCL scorer to enquire about the position of the match.
In the actual match, BCL, despite a valiant half century from veteran Dave Clarke, lost by 56 runs.
Chasing 170 for victory, the BCL crawled to 113 for six with Clarke, who was not out on 64 reaching his half century off 40 deliveries with three fours and a six.
Earlier, LIME amassed an imposing 169 for six due to some consistent batting from Rico Weekes (40), and Ashley and Ryan Nurse (37 each).