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George Rock the KO champs

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

George Rock the KO champs

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GEORGE ROCK XI are the champions of the Barbados Cricket League’s C.O. Williams/Mitchie Hewitt Limited-overs Competition.

They clinched the title with a hard-fought victory by three wickets against Lucky Horseshoe Welches at the Lears ground last week Sunday.

All-rounder Kemar Standford played an important role in helping George Rock XI to their victory against a Welches team that included former top league players Ryan Nurse, Owen Birch and Mike Matthews.

Spinner Standford grabbed three for 29 in Welches’ total of 176 for seven in 29 overs and scored 26 as George Rock achieved the target in 26 overs for the loss of seven wickets.

Summarised scores:

Lucky Horseshoe Welches 176-7 in 29 overs (O. Birch 40, R. Nurse 33, C. Scantlebury 19, R. Headley 17, R. Sealy 16, M. Matthews 13; K. Standford 3-29, M. Benn 2-36). George Rock XI 181-7 in 26 overs (M. Boyce 37, J. Benn 31, K. Standford 26, K. Springer 15 n.o.; M. Matthews 2-24, R. Nurse 2-42). George Rock XI won by three wickets. Man-of-the-Match: Kemar Stanford. (HG)