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Wanderers sail past Maple

ELVIS HOWARD at Dayrells Road

Wanderers sail past Maple

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A WONDERFUL DOUBLE HUNDRED by Kraigg Brathwaite and a five-wicket haul by leg-spinner Nikolai Charles were instrumental in CounterPoint Wanderers’ ten-wicket win over Sierka Rentals Maple in their 5th series Elite cricket match, yesterday.

Faced with a deficit of 149, Maple, who were unfortunately forced to bat two players short made 175. Ramon Greaves, with an unbeaten 42 and Orman Kellman (36) showed some resistance adding 59 for the eighth wicket. Charles sliced through the order taking five for 54 to leave his side with a mere 27 runs for victory. Brathwaite led the victory rush with 22 not out to push his season’s aggregate to 647 runs.

Earlier, Wanderers moved from an overnight 327 for five to 416, in reply to Maple’s 267, before the declaration came.

Kevin McClean was run out six short of a hundred after he began on 39. He hammered seven fours and six sixes off 83 deliveries in 96 minutes. The magnificent sixth-wicket partnership with Brathwaite was worth 171.

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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