Bowlers dominate in two low-scoring affairs
Bailey's Bay made short work of Flatts at Sea Breeze Oval yesterday, dismissing them for just 56 in 20.2 overs before winning by ten wickets.
Flatts, who scored only 57 in 20.1 overs at the same ground in the Eastern Counties final a year ago, had a bit of post-counties blues as Kyle Hodsoll turned in amazing figures of five for 11 from seven overs as only Logan Phillips, Flatts's highest scorer the day before in the counties, was top scorer again with 17.
Bay used four bowlers, with Zeiko Burgess taking two for 11 and Malachi Jones two for 14 while Nhyrobi Carmichael claimed the wicket of Phillips who was last out.
Terryn Fray and Rodney Trott, the Bay captain, easily reached their target in just 5.5 overs with Fray scoring 35 not out and Trott 17 not out.
St David's, the defending Premier Division champions, beat Willow Cuts by 69 runs at Lord's with Rudell Pitcher scoring 90 at No 6 as St David's posted 214 in 45.2 overs and then claimed three wickets to help restrict Cuts to 145 in reply.
Also getting runs for St David's was McLaren Lowe with 45 as he and Pitcher helped St David's recover from 30 for four with a partnership of 63 for the fifth wicket.
Kavon Fubler claimed three for 28 from ten overs for Willow Cuts while cousin Sheroy Fubler had three for 29 off 8.2 overs.
Three Willow Cuts batsmen were well set but failed to go on. Dean Stevens scored 39, Sheroy Fubler 36 and opener Dexter Basden 30 in a first-wicket stand of 38. Stevens and Fubler put on 79 for the fifth wicket, taking the score from 64 to 143 before George O'Brien ripped out the tailend as the last four wickets went down for only two runs.
O'Brien had a devastating spell against his former team, finishing with five for five from 4.4 overs while Pitcher supported with three for 35 from ten overs.
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