Borden and Douglas chase down St George’s

Make text smaller Make text larger

  • Big hit: Allan Douglas Jr smashes a straight six during his knock of 93 not out for St Davidís (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

    Big hit: Allan Douglas Jr smashes a straight six during his knock of 93 not out for St Davidís (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

  • Allan Douglas smashes a straight six on one knee during his knock of 93 not out for St Davidís against St Georgeís yesterday (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

    Allan Douglas smashes a straight six on one knee during his knock of 93 not out for St Davidís against St Georgeís yesterday (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

  • Delyone Borden of St Davidís gets runs down the legside during his knock of 64 not out to go with three wickets for 37 runs against St Georgeís yesterday. St Davidís won the match by seven wickets. (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

    Delyone Borden of St Davidís gets runs down the legside during his knock of 64 not out to go with three wickets for 37 runs against St Georgeís yesterday. St Davidís won the match by seven wickets. (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)


An unbeaten stand of 146 between Delyone Borden and Allan Douglas Jr led St Davidís to an impressive victory over their neighbours yesterday.

St Georgeís posted what looked to be a challenging total of 199 but in the end St Davidís comfortably reached their target in 34 overs, scoring 200 for three.

Coming together in the fourteenth over at 54 for three after medium-pace bowler Ben Phipps claimed the wickets of Ankoma Cannonier and captain Justin Pitcher with the fourth and sixth balls of his seventh over, Borden and Douglas played St Georgeís out of the game.

St Davidís made use of home advantage after the match was switched to their ground because the wicket at Wellington Oval is still not ready.

After a tentative start against Phipps and Detroy Smith, Douglas grew in confidence and was brutal on the St Georgeís bowlers, smashing boundaries virtually at will as St Davidís closed in on victory.

He won the match with another straight six on one knee off Mishael Paynter to finish on 93 not out.

Douglas survived a catch attempt on the long-off boundary after passing his 50 when Paynter caught the ball and held it for a couple of seconds before throwing it into the air as he tried to avoid carrying the ball over the boundary. The umpire Steven Douglas ruled that Paynter did not have control of the ball.

Douglas hit seven fours and nine sixes in the stand with Borden, who batted for the whole 173 minutes of St Davidís innings, hitting 64 not out off 104 balls with seven fours and a six. Douglas faced just 62 balls.

ďThey showed their character today, we really needed a partnership and they pulled through for the team,Ē said captain Justin Pitcher, who departed on 54 after facing just two balls.

It was the first win of the season for St Davidís who lost their opening match against Baileyís Bay and then had their match last weekend with Western Stars halted by the rain.

ďIt was an important partnership from them, it boosts our confidence because of the bad start we had against Bay,Ē Pitcher added. ďIt feels good to get back the momentum. He [Douglas] was definitely my MVP, he even opened the bowling because I was injured.Ē

St Georgeís opted to bat but were soon in trouble at 26 for three before a stand of 77 for the fourth wicket between Temiko Wilson and stand-in captain Oronde Bascome brought up the hundred.

Wilson departed for a knock of 49 off 86 balls while Bascome scored 94 from 164 balls before he was stumped off a ball from Borden.

Bascome hit two fours and two sixes before he was last out in the 65th over of the innings.

Borden led the St Davidís bowling with three for 37 from 14.2 overs after coming on as first-change. Douglas, sharing the new ball with Rudell Pitcher, claimed two for 19 and George OíBrien two for 21.

St Davidís Ajuan Lamb scored 25 in an opening stand of 43 with Borden before departing in the eleventh over as St Georgeís got the breakthrough when Lamb was bowled by Smith.

Phipps finished with two for 48 while Smith took the other wicket.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published May 7, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated May 6, 2018 at 10:21 pm)

Borden and Douglas chase down St George’s

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "Cup Match 2018 is in the record books. Who is your favourite for MVP?"
    • Onias Bascome (StG)
    • 46%
    • Chris Douglas (SCC)
    • 7%
    • Terryn Fray (SCC)
    • 15%
    • Stephen Outerbridge (SCC)
    • 9%
    • Dion Stovell (SCC
    • 23%
    • Total Votes: 1869
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts