Ton-up Jones destroys Somerset
Willow Cuts 286-8Malachi Jones thumped a second successive century and claimed three wickets to guide Willow Cuts to an emphatic 190 -run victory against Somerset in this West End derby at White Hill Field.
Somerset CC 96 all out
Jones put Somerset’s bowlers to the sword, smashing ten sixes and five fours in a blistering knock of 108 from 63 deliveries batting at number seven.
Ricardo Brangman also got in on the run feast with a well-played 68 from 93 balls that contained six fours and two sixes while Deunte Darrell gathered 31 from 65 balls that included three fours.
Kamal Easton led Somerset’s bowling with 4-58 while first change Denniko Hollis claimed two for 49.
Somerset fell well shy of their target in reply as they were dimissied in 37.4 overs for a paltry 96.
Early order bat Joshua Gilbert led Somerset’s resistance with 26 from 65 deliveries while Hollis added 17 and Garvin Aparicio 16.
Veteran spinner David (Chick) Adams was the pick of Cuts’ bowling with 4-28 while Jones capped a fine all-round display by claiming 3-6 off seven overs that included three maidens.
Cleveland 379-4Middle order bat Damon Rabain hammered a career-best 144 and seamers Shakai Darrell and Dennis Musson Jr claimed seven wickets between them as Cleveland routed Devonshire Rec by 297 runs at Wellington Oval.
Devonshire 82 all out
Hosts Cleveland rattled up their biggest total of the season that was built on Rabain’s unbeaten knock of 144 from 146 balls as well as equally aggressive half-centuries from the bats of Jason Anderson and Allan Douglas Jr.
Batting at five, Rabain, who was dropped several times in the field, smashed 13 fours and nine sixes during his whirlwind 146-ball knock. He also featured in two fruitful partnerships that put the match far beyond Devonshire’s reach, adding 238 runs for the third wicket with Anderson and a further 73 runs for the fourth with the swashbuckling Douglas.
Wicketkeeper Anderson struck 12 fours and two sixes in a knock of 96 before falling four runs shy of a deserved century after being caught in the covers off the bowling of Darius Usher.
Devonshire’s joy following Anderson’s departure was short-lived as Douglas blasted eight sixes and a four in a brisk 60 from 21 balls in only 27 minutes before he became the fourth and final Cleveland to fall before the hosts’ innings ended.
Treadwell Gibbons Jr (29) and Chris Douglas (14) chipped in useful knocks at the top of the order after Cleveland elected to bat.
First change Usher was Devonshire’s best bowler with figures of 1-50 off six overs.
Devonshire fell well short of their target in reply, with only top order bat Mike Levonn (24) and tailender Dennis Williams (21) managing double figures.
The visitors slumped from 12 without loss to 32-5 and never regained their footing as wickets continued to fall at regular intervals before they were eventually dismissed at the end of the 17th over.
Darrell claimed match best figures of four for 22 from seven overs that included three maidens and was backed up by skipper Musson who seized 3-9 off three overs that included a maiden.
Flatts 81 all outBailey’s Bay thrashed Eastern Counties rivals Flatts by seven wickets in a lopsided affair at Lords.
Bailey’s Bay 83-3
The visitors dismissed their hosts for a paltry total and then knocked off the winning runs with minimum fuss in a match lasting a combined 38.1 overs.
Guiding Bay to victory was seamer Lateef Trott who bagged 4-24 and Ryan Steede (23), Zion Smith (18) and Sinclair Smith (24 not out) who led their team’s shallow run chase.
Sinclair Smith and Christino Smith (2 not out) sealed Bay’s win via an unbroken 30-run fourth wicket partnership, the former batsman hitting the winning runs with a four down to the vacant third man boundary off the final delivery of the 15th over of the innings.
Sinclair Smith’s unbeaten knock included four fours while Steede blasted two fours and a six and Zion Smith three fours at the top of the order.
There were 14 extras.
Earlier Flatts found runs hard to come by after electing to bat with Regino Smith (10) and Logan Phillips (19) the only batsmen in double figures.
Opening bowler Kyle Hodsoll made the initial breakthrough when he bowled opening bat Coefield Robinson for a duck on the way to claiming a maiden wicket in the first over of the innings before first change Trott came into the attack and made his presence felt.
Flatts found themselves in deep trouble at 29-5 and never recovered with 22 of their 81 runs coming from extras.
Tailenders Durnell Smith (6 not out) and Paul Carr (6) produced Flatts’ highest partnership of the innings after adding 15 runs for the tenth wicket before the latter was dismissed.
Hodsoll finished with figures of two for 23 while fellow seamers Burton Outerbridge (2-17) and Steede (2-15) also claimed two scalps before Flatts were dismissed in 23.1 overs.
Warwick 71 all out Derrick Brangman produced a man of the match display to inspire Southampton to a convincing nine wicket win over Western Counties rivals Warwick at Southampton Oval.
The son of Rangers coach Ricky Brangman bagged superb figures of 7-23 from 8.2 overs that included two maidens and then stroked an unbeaten 19 in his team’s run chase.
Rangers skipper Dion Stovell claimed 3-25 with his off spin to hold his end of the bargain after initially coming in for some rough treatment from Warwick player/coach Lionel Cann. Cann blasted 25 runs off Stovell’s second over before the visitors’ innings ended in the 21st over.
Cann led his team’s batting with 37 from 23 balls that included four sixes and a four while opener Dwayne Adams added 19. Seven Warwick batsmen were dismissed for ducks.
In reply, Rangers raced to to their target in 12.5 overs with opening bat Curtis Jackson and Brangman sealing victory with an unbroken 59-run second wicket partnership.
Jackson struck three fours and a six in his knock of 31 while Brangman thumped three fours in his innings.
Dean Richards (7) was the sole Rangers wicket to fall while S Hill (1-29) was the pick of Warwick’s bowlers.
Somerset Bridge 93 all outBrian Hall shone with bat and ball to guide hosts Western Stars to a five-wicket victory over Somerset Bridge at St John’s Field.
Western Stars 96-5
Hall claimed four wickets bowling seven overs unchanged with his medium seam and then led his team’s run chase with an unbeaten 32 from 27 deliveries.
The first change bowler ripped the heart out of Bridge’s middle order after the visitors had elected to bat.
He claimed his first wicket after trapping Jahnoi Bean leg before with a yorker and struck again after having Ryan Shepperd caught at mid off.
Hall then completed his four wicket haul after seizing the scalps of Clarence Trott and Shawn Riley before Bridge’s innings ended in the 29th over.
Assisting Hall was fellow seamer Seth Campbell who took three for 25 and off spinner Phillip Thomas who claimed two for 17.
Kevin Lambe led Bridge’s batting with an unbeaten 17 while Derek Hill (14) and Noel Woods (12) were the only other bats in double figures.
Stars conceded 33 runs in extras, including 25 wides.
In reply, the hosts reached their target in 21 overs with five wickets in hand.
Bridge made the early breakthrough with the new ball to reduce Stars to 29 -2.
But a timely 23-run third wicket stand between wicketkeeper Temiko Wilson (20) and Nacori Smith (5) steadied the ship before Hall killed the game off with some powerful stroke play in the middle order.
Hall blasted two fours and two sixes and dominated an unbroken 23-run sixth wicket partnership with Iejah Caines (2) that carried Stars across the line with 174 balls to spare.
Hill (2-14) was the pick of Bridge’s bowling while Shepperd (1-14), Woods (1-31) and Donnie Charles (1-32) claimed a wicket each.
Bridge leaked 24 extras in the field, including 19 wides.
The Royal Gazette was unable to obtain the result of the match involving PHC and St George’s at PHC Field.