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Bay’s hopes of defending title dashed

St George's 234

Bailey's Bay 106

Not only will Bailey's Bay not be defending the Premier Division title they won last year, they aren't even likely to finish in the top four for a Belco Cup spot next year, following their crushing 128-run loss to St George's at Sea Breeze Oval.

Trailing leaders St David's by 49 points going into the weekend, Bay's hopes of a successful title defence was dashed by their defeat to St David's just before Cup Match. Yesterday they a heavy defeat — their fifth in 10 matches — as St George's collected their biggest scalp of the season to move ahead of Bay in the standings.

Admittedly Bay were missing three key players who are abroad, captain Stephen Outerbridge, vice captain Rodney Trott and youngster Tre Manders. St George's took advantage and posted 234 all out with captain Oronde Bascome leading the batting with 63 from five fours and two sixes while Jonathan Denbrook hit five fours and a six in his knock of 39 batting at number eight. Three other players got in the 20s, opener Chae Foggo with 29, and middle order pair Onias Bascome (25) and Macai Simmons (23).

Foggo and his captain added 106 for the second wicket after Damon Walker was dismissed with just three runs on the board.

Kyle Hodsoll was the pick of the Bay bowlers against his former team, claiming three for 63 from 10 overs while Lateef Trott took two for 25, Cal Dill two for 30 and Jamie Bean two for 51.

After the first 11 overs, Bay had slumped to 35-6 in replay as Cup Match colt Zeko Burgess and veteran Herbie Bascome shared the first six wickets with the new ball as Sinclair Smith, Azende Furbert, Terryn Fray, Ryan Steede and Cal Dill all failed to reach double figures.

Burgess finished with four for 45 from nine overs and Bascome three for 33 from 10 as Bay were dismissed in just 23.2 overs. Macai Simmons had two for 20 from four overs.

High man for Bay was number eight bat Lateef Trott with 20 while tail-ender Burton Outerbridge scored 18.

Flatts 146

St David's 147-5

Unbeaten St David's kept some distance between themselves and the chasing pack when they scored a comfortable five wicket win over Flatts at Lord's.

James Celestine hit 61 from four fours and four sixes to lead the Flatts batting while Vernon Eve scored 34. Flatts were dismissed in 44.3 overs as spinners Kameron Fox and Delyone Borden took seven wickets between them. Left-armer Fox claimed four for 30 off nine overs and Borden three for 30 from 10.

Borden, opening the St David's innings, then scored 48 and number three bat Fiqre Crockwell 38 as the pair put on 83 for the second wicket. Five Flatts bowlers took one wicket, with Kijuan Franks and Vernon Eve taking identical figures of one for 12 from six overs and five overs respectively.

St David's are two wins away from the title, with their final two matches against top four teams Cleveland County, next weekend, and Willow Cuts on August 25.

Willow Cuts 326-8

Western Stars 84-8 (9 men)

Deunte Darrell blasted 118 off 116 balls from 12 fours and a six as Willow Cuts thrashed nine men Western Stars by 242 runs at White Hill Field to boost their hopes of a top four finish. The win was Cuts eighth in 10 matches and yesterday they showed no mercy for short-handed Stars as Bergon Spencer (50) and Reggie Tucker (49) also got among the runs.

Three Stars bowlers claimed two wickets; Kanaz Tuzo with two for 22 for three overs, captain Nyon Steede two for 56 and Rohan Davis two for 63.

Opener Brian Hall led the Stars batting with 42 while Ryan Tyrrell was the other batsman in double figures with 12.

Malachi Jones had a good day with the ball for Cuts, taking five for 26 from 10 overs while Kavon Fubler supported with three for 15 from 3.4 overs.

Somerset 201

Southampton Rangers 203-6

Southampton kept their hold on second place in the standings with a four wicket win at Somerset where captain Dion Stovell followed up his 80 in the Western Counties the day before with a knock of 90.

Somerset were dismissed in 46.4 overs with Jacobi Robinson the high man with 72 from nine fours and three sixes while Denico Hollis scored 47 off four fours and two sixes. Alex Dore led the Rangers bowling with three for 34 from 10 overs of left arm spin while Shannon Raynor claimed two for 26 from 6.4 overs. Dion Stovell and Derrick Brangman both claimed two wickets in their 10 overs, Stovell giving up 57 runs and Brangman 52.

Stovell and Brangman led the Rangers batting as they won with four wickets in hand. Stovell, batting at number four, hit 13 fours in his knock of 90 while Brangman, batting at number six, scored 32 off five fours. Ian Armstrong (19 not out) and Janeiro Tucker (9 not out, batting at number eight) made certain of Rangers' eighth win of the season.

Greg Maybury led the Somerset bowling with three for 34 from 10 overs and JKamal Easton one for 20 from three overs.

Cleveland 296-8

PHC 90

Cleveland beat PHC by 206 runs at Wellington Oval to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the Belco Cup next season. Shaki Darrell scored 54 and captain Dennis Musson 37 to lead the Cleveland batting as youngster Charles Trott and Dante Wellman took three for 39 and three for 64 respectively. Spinner Chris Douglas led the Cleveland bowlers with five for 25.

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Published August 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm (Updated August 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm)

Bay’s hopes of defending title dashed

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