Wanderers book final T20 semis spot
LAST YEAR’S LOSING FINALISTS CounterPoint Wanderers are into the semi-finals of the BCA Sagicor General T20 Cricket Championship. Playing in the last quarter-final tonight at Kensington Oval tonight, they defeated two-time champions Maple by 33 runs.
Needing 148 to win, Maple reached 114 for nine from 17.4 overs. Renaldo Parris retired on nought after he was painfully struck on the head by a lifter from Fanie de Villiers in the fifth over and did not resume his innings.
Maple collapsed from 63 for two at the half way stage. Collis Worrell topscored with 22 but was one of three wickets in Shakeem Clarke only over, the 17th of the innings. Clarke claimed three for eight, Rashon Primus two for 12 and Akeem Lynch two for 22.
Earlier, Wanderers elected to bat and made 147 for eight from the allotted 20 overs. Barbados and West Indies player Kirk Edwards made an enterprising 60 from 41 balls, spiced with five fours and a six.
Edwards – who survived two chances – and Raymon Reifer with 33 from 24 balls, added 66 for the third wicket off 49 deliveries.
Medium pacer Kirk Brome took three for 16 and fast- medium Joel Leacock two for 29.
In the semi-finals, LIME will play Sagicor UWI on June 30 and on July 1, Wanderers will be against ESA Field Pickwick.
Counter Point Wanderers 147 for eight in 20 overs (Kirk Edwards 60 – 41 balls 5x4s, 2x6s, Raymon Reifer 33 – 24 balls, 1×4, 2x6s, Rashon Primus 23, Jason Greene 12; Kirk Brome 3-16, Joel Leacock 2-29). Maple 114 for nine in 17.4 overs innings closed (Collis Worrell 22, Jed Yearwood 19, Joel Leacock 19, Shane Parris 18; Shakeem Clarke 3-8, Rashon Primus 2-12, Akeem Lynch 2-22). Wanderers won by 33 runs. Man of the match: Kirk Edwards