St George’s triumph in derby
(Lord’s (St George’s won toss): St George’s (10pts) beat St David’s by 21 runs
St George’s claimed bragging rights after handing neighbours St David’s a 21-run loss in a Premier Division Twenty20 match at Lord’s yesterday.
Dashing knocks from Treadwell Gibbons Jr, Detroy Smith, Mishael Paynter and Osagi Bascome propelled the visiting side to 142 for seven after electing to take first strike on an excellent batting track.
Paynter also shone with the ball along with captain Onias Bascome and his sibling Oronde Bascome as they picked up two wickets each to restrict St David’s to 121 for eight in their reply.
The win was the first of the season for St George’s while St David’s suffered their first defeat.
“Last week we did didn’t do too good with the ball but we defended a lower total today and that was due to our bowling,” Bascome said.
“We had to come back and bowl a lot better than last week and that’s what we done.”
St George’s were flawless in the field as they held their catches, stemmed the flow of runs and picked off wickets at regular intervals to keep the pressure on the home side.
“It was a lot of energy out there and we wanted to perform a lot better than last week in the field, especially playing against St David’s our local rivals,” Bascome added.
“I felt we were always going to come to the table this week. We came to the table and bowled and fielded well and got a well-deserved victory.”
St George’s elected to take first strike and got off to a blistering start with opener Gibbons playing some crisp shots down the ground.
He hit 39 from 26 balls and added 37 for the first wicket with fellow opener Oronde Bascome to set the tone for the innings.
The visiting side plundered 47 runs during the power play for the lost of one wicket.
Smith, who stroked 20 from 17 balls, and captain Bascome, who chipped in with 11 from 19 balls, added 26 runs for the third wicket before St George’s suffered a mini slide after losing three quick wickets for the addition of six runs.
However, Paynter and Bermuda footballer Osagi Bascome steadied the ship as they produced a 48-run sixth-wicket partnership to give their bowlers a decent total to defend.
Paynter struck 35 from 23 balls and hit two fours and as many sixes while Bascome gathered 23 from 19 balls and hit two fours and a six.
“Treadwell gave us a flying start and then we lost a couple of quick wickets,” Bascome said. “But Mishael and Osagi produced brilliant innings to help us post a defendable score.”
Justin Pitcher, the St David’s captain, was the pick of his team’s bowling with two for 21 while Brangman claimed two for 26 respectively.
The home side were dealt a major setback while fielding as experienced all-rounder OJ Pitcher pulled a leg muscle while bowling his final over and left the field for good.
St David’s suffered an early order collapse in their reply which saw them reduced to 54 for five in the tenth over and they never really recovered as St George’s tight bowling and fielding ultimately took its toll.
Middle-order batsman Brian Hall led the home side run chase with an unbeaten 50 from 40 balls, wicketkeeper Brangman stroked 27 from 21 at the top of the order and Chare Smith 13 from 14 balls.
Oronde Bascome led the St George’s bowling attack with two for 18, Paynter took two for 22 and captain Onias Bascome two for 26 respectively.
B Swainson not out 1
C Foggo not out 4
D Smith c Brangman b Smith 20
Mishael Paynter c Brangman b J Pitcher 35
*O G L Bascome st Ricardo Brangman b Brangman 11
O O Bascome c McLaren Lowe b J Pitcher 7
O S Bascome b Brian Hall 23
†T Wilson b DL Brangman 0
T Gibbons c McLaren Lowe b O J Pitcher Jr 39
Extras (w 2) 2
Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 142
Rohan Richards, Giovanni Saltus, Isaiah Wales, Kirk Stevens, Jelani Carlington did not bat
Fall of Wicket: 1-37, 2-49, 3-75, 4-75, 5-81, 6-129, 7-139
Bowling: Outerbridge 2-0-14-0; Caesar 1-0-14-0; OJ Pitcher Jr 3.3-0-21-1; J Pitcher 4-0-21-2; Hall 3-0-18-1; Brangman 4-0-26-2; Smith 2.3-0-28-1
M Lowe c O G L Bascome b Gibbons 4
†R Brangman c Che Foggo b Paynter 27
J Pitcher lbw b O G L Bascome 5
D L Brangman c Treadwell Gibbons b O G L Bascome 8
Brian Hall not out 50
Michael DeSilva c Detroy Smith b Mishael Paynter 0
C S Smith b O O Bascome 13
C Outerbridge c O G L Bascome b O O Bascome 3
A Paynter run out 8
Extras (w 3) 3
Total (8 wkts; 20 overs) 121
I Smith, O J Pitcher Jr, S Roberts-Pitcher, S Caesar did not bat
Fall of Wicket: 1-19, 2-26, 3-45, 4-46, 5-54, 6-87, 7-95, 8-121
Bowling: Smith 4-0-29-0; Gibbons 4-0-26-1; O G L Bascome 4-0-26-2; Paynter 4-0-22-2; 0 O Bascome 4-0-18-2
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