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Season goes from bad to worse for Cuts

Kept his cool: Fray remained unbeaten as Bay beat Willow Cuts (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

Sea Breeze Oval (Bailey’s Bay won toss): Bailey’s Bay beat Willow Cuts by seven wickets

Willow Cuts suffered their third straight loss in the Logic Premier Division and now face losing Kavon Fubler to a ban after he knocked over the stumps after being given out.

Fubler was trapped leg-before by Kyle Hodsoll in the ninth over and knocked down the stumps with his bat in anger.

The young all-rounder is facing possibly two more charges, of using offensive language to umpire Cal Waldron as he walked off and then moments later throwing a ball on to the pitch in the direction of the umpire which hit the stumps.

With no power given to the umpires to prevent it, Fubler later came out with his team to defend their total of 149.

However, the umpires match reports will surely result in disciplinary action by the Bermuda Cricket Board.

Fubler bowled 6.3 overs with his left-arm spin as Bay reached 151 for three to win comfortably, extending their winning streak to nine games in three competitions.

It turned out to be a good toss for Bay to win as they sent Cuts in to bat and had them reeling at ten for four inside the first ten overs.

Ryan Shepherd and Shaquille Jones, the Cuts openers, were removed by Derek Brangman who finished with two for 17, while seam bowlers Kyle Hodsoll and Nyrhobi Carmichael did the bulk of the damage, both claimed three wickets to help restrict Cuts to 149 in 43.2 overs.

The visiting side had a sixth-wicket stand of 35 between Dean Stephens and Kwasi James, which took the score from 31 to 66. Stephens, batting at six, was top scorer with 30. The biggest contribution to the Cuts total came in extras, 47, including 37 wides.

Ramar Simmons and Micah Simons offered some resistance late in the innings as they added 47 for the eighth wicket before Simmons dragged a short delivery from Carmichael on to his stumps as he tried to swing the ball away to midwicket.

In the next over Simons was stumped by Sinclair Smith off a Rodney Trott delivery to make it 141 for nine. Smith then took a catch off Carmichael’s bowling to remove Shaquille Bean and end the Willow Cuts innings.

Cuts lacked penetration in their bowling until Sheroy Fubler ended the opening stand of 83 in 17 overs between Terryn Fray and Dennico Hollis.

Hollis was trapped leg-before by Fubler for 20 after facing 56 balls, and in his next over Fubler removed Rodney Trott and Azende Furbert for ducks off successive balls to make it 87 for three.

However, that would be the closest Cuts would come to threatening an upset as Fray, who scored 62 not out, and Stephen Outerbridge polished off the remaining runs.

Fray, who reached his 50 in the seventeenth over, had a patient knock which lasted 92 balls and included three fours, while Outerbridge was more intent on getting the points in the bag, smashing four fours and a six off 39 balls.

Fubler took all three wickets to fall, finishing with three for 18 off five overs as Cuts used eight bowlers. The Cuts bowlers gave up some 36 extras, including 22 wides.