Seventh on the trot for St Catherine
ATTRACTIVE KNOCKS of 61 and 56 by Massy Stories Spartan’s batsmen Marrodon Bend and Shamarh Brooks respectively could not keep unbeaten Brathwaite Construction/Republic Bank St Catherine from logging their seventh consecutive victory yesterday in Zone A of the Sagicor Super Cup.
Spartan failed by eight runs under Duckworth/Lewis Method to overtake St.Catherine 191 all out in 47.1 overs. Bend and Brooks shared a third-wicket stand of 106 before the “Parkites” crashed from 154 for three in the 39th over to be 183 for seven at the end of 48 overs. Left-arm spinner Derick Bishop’s second spell proved to be incisive and economically as he captured three for 31 from his 10 overs.
Earlier, Alston Bobb, batting at No.9, top-scored with 38 from 57 balls as the St Catherine’s lower order rallied after a slow start. Bobb shared important
stands with Derick Bishop (15) and Darnell Greenidge (19) after Neil Browne (22) and Shamar Cooke (20) had earlier had solid starts without going on.
AT BLENHEIM ‘A’: Digicel Carlton made light work of BRC/Glassesco BCL sending them crashing to a six-wicket defeat just after mid-day. Home team BCL were shot out for 65 in 34 overs with left-arm spinner Dane Currency capturing five for seven from 10 overs. Karran Bhola assisted in the BCL annihilation with three for 14 as only Antonio Miller (19) and Davon Goodman (10) reached double figures.
Carlton took 17.1 overs to overtake BCL’s paltry total, scoring 66 for four. Simon Naitram made 18 while Renaldo Holder was not out on 17.
AT WILDEY: Defending Champions LIME juped to fourth position in the zone by crushing Police by 110 runs. LIME made 207 in 45 overs and the cops capitulated for 97 in 31.3 overs.
LIME owed their winning total to an attacking half-century from Ashley Nurse (50 – 43 balls – 1×4, 2×6). The innings was built around an opening stand of 80 between Justin Brathwaite (48) and Jason Hinds (34) followed by Nekoli Parris who also scored 34.
Ashley Nurse (3-9) and Daley Hurley (3-34) routed the cops when they replied with Jamar Yearwood getting the top-score of 28.
AT PINE BASIN: Due to a century by opener Kyle Corbin and incisive spin bowling, Sagicor UWI pulverised Ince Transport MTW by 223 runs to move up to second position in the zone.
Spin trio Kristopher Ramsaran (3-2), Yannick Ottley (3-17), Kavem Hodge (3-21) wrecked MTW’s reply to the students 265 for seven in 45 overs by routing them for a meagre 42 in 18.4 overs.
Earlier, Kyle Corbin (101) compiled a 105-ball century with eight fours. Yannick Ottley had a fine all-round game with 45 not out while player-coach Floyd Reifer contributed 34.