Whirlwind Douglas destroys Warwick
Cleveland County, 247 for four, beat Warwick, 90 for seven, by 157 runs.
Hurricane Irene wasn’t the only thing wreaking havoc yesterday as Cleveland County all-rounder Allan Douglas, Jr inflicted some heavy damage of his own in this lopsided Twenty20 affair at Devonshire Rec.
The aggressive all-rounder blasted a boundary-filled century to nearly single-handedly power Cleveland to an emphatic 157-run victory in a match reduced to 19 overs a side.
Douglas sprayed the ball all around the ground in a whirlwind knock of 117 not out that put the match far beyond Warwick’s reach.
The St George’s Cup Match player was certainly in no mood for running between the wickets as 104 of his runs arrived by way of boundaries (14 sixes and five fours).
“It wasn’t one of my better knocks, but I didn’t give chances,” he said, after ripping Warwick’s blunted attack to shreds.
“It was a clean knock a slug fest.”
Also cashing in on some tame bowling was the explosive Glenn Blakeney and Levarr Trott.
Blakeney hammered eight fours and two sixes in a knock of 50 while Trott hit an equally brisk 44 that included five fours and two sixes before he was run out.
Brendon Simmons was the pick of the Warwick bowling with figures of two for 40 while Robert Holdipp took one for 35.
In reply, Warwick could only muster 90 for seven with –Ramasamy Lashman (37) and Benjamin Jones (12) the only batsmen putting up any semblance of resistance.
Fourth-change bowler Blakeney claimed three for seven to cap a fine all-round display with bat and ball.
Machai Young, Kioshi Trott and Kion Butterfield snatched one scalp apiece.
Western Stars, 105 for three, beat St. George’s 104 all out, by seven wickets
Western Stars cruised to a comfortable victory over fast-fading St George’s at Wellington Oval.
The visitors dismissed the home team for 104 and then knocked off the runs with 39 balls to spare to win by seven wickets.
Inspiring Stars to victory was Treddie Gibbons who claimed two wickets and then smashed an unbeaten 40 that included five fours and two sixes.
That St George’s were restricted to a shallow total also owed to the fine bowling of Seth Campbell who claimed three for 13 in his four-over burst.
Troy Hall led the East Enders’ resistance, blasting six fours and a six in an unbeaten knock of 39, batting at number eight.
Opener Christian Burgess added 26 that included three fours and a six. Burgess also led St George’s bowling with figures of two for 32.
Leg Trappers, 99 for seven, beat Somerset Bridge, 105 for seven, on run rate.
Leg Trappers beat Somerset Bridge on run rate in this low-scoring match that was cut short by heavy rain.
Led by a top knock of 23 from Ezekiel Greenwood, Bridge posted 105 for seven in their allotted overs. Dave Horan was the pick of the Trappers bowling with figures of three for 16.
In reply, Trappers were 99 for seven when heavy rain brought the match to an early end.
Dave Pringle led Trappers’ run chase with 38 while Bridge’s top bowler Donnie Charles claimed two wickets in vain.
In other games, Flatts Victoria scored 138 and beat Devonshire Rec by 35 runs. Rec scored 103 for nine, but there were no further details provided on this match at press time last night.
Meanwhile yesterday’s afternoon match at PHC Field between PHC and Willow Cuts was not played with opposing teams giving different reasons for play failing to get underway.
PHC sources claim that Cuts ”failed to show up”. But Cuts have refuted PHC’s claims, insisting that they did show up but declined to play “due to a lack of umpires”.