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Bishop’s 10 good to go


Bishop’s 10 good to go

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DERICK BISHOP claimed all 10 wickets for front-runners Brathwaite Construction/Crane Resorts St Catherine, helping them defy yesterday’s rainy weather to clinch a dramatic, 160-run victory and condemning struggling, reigning champions ICBL Empire to a rare third straight defeat.

To the accompaniment of wild cheers from the cluster of St Catherine supporters who defied two stoppages for rain and were typically seated between the pavilion and the sightscreen at the northern end, the ace left-arm spinner collected 10 for 24 from 16.4 overs and finished with match figures of 13 for 91.

Empire, whose batting has been unusually dismal this season, were dismissed for a paltry 62 in their second innings about 25 minutes before the scheduled close in quickly fading light at Bayfield on the final day of their fifth series Elite cricket match.

Bishop also snared his 50th wicket of the season, when he bowled returning local pro Carleon Brome for two, and brought the match to a close when he gained a palpable lbw verdict from umpire Jeffrey Holder to dismiss Ian Perryman Jr for five. He now has a season-leading 53 scalps. (AR)

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