Borden stars as Willow Cuts get a spanking
Lord's (Willow Cuts won toss): St David's beat Willow Cuts by 135 runs
Delyone Borden bagged six wickets as St David's thumped Willow Cuts at Lord's yesterday.
The league leaders, who gave a debut to Chris Douglas, had little trouble against the bottom side in the Premier Division, skittling out their opponents for 101 in just 33 overs to win by 135 runs.
Micah Simons was the only Cuts batsman to provide any real resistance, and even then it was in a cause that had already been lost. Simons made 25 batting at No 10, but he was a lone holdout with his side struggling at 67 for eight by that point.
Borden had done much of the damage, claiming the wickets of Dexter Basden and Sheroy Fubler at the top of the order as Willow Cuts slumped to 27 for three. Borden finished with six for 20 from his eight overs, wrapping up the Cuts innings when he trapped David Adams leg before to complete a convincing win.
Justin Pitcher got in on the act with the ball, taking three for 23, and there was also a wicket for George O'Brien on his return to the side after completing a ban for his role in an on-field fracas last year.
O'Brien weighed in with the bat, too, scoring 45 as he and Allan Douglas rescued their side from a precarious 129 for six.
Allan Douglas top scored for St David's with 63, as he and O'Brien put on 87 for the seventh wicket.
Simons did his best to slow the St David's innings, accounting for both Allan Douglas and O'Brien as he finished with three for 29. Adams, meanwhile, took three for 48 as the home side were restricted to 236 for nine in their 50 overs.
Then Borden got to work and Willow Cuts never came close to making a game of it.
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The Blue team, led by Greg Maybury, made 152 in their 45 overs, with Chris Douglas top scoring with 32. Denico Hollis added 30, with Zeko Burgess and Chare Smith taking two wickets apiece for the Red team.
Cameron Jeffers then took four for 31 as the Red team were bowled out for 146 in 40.3 overs, despite getting a strong start from Temiko Wilson and Joshua Gilbert at the top of the order.
Wilson made 29 and Gilbert 23, and with Macai Simmons adding 26 in the middle of the innings, the Red team were still looking set to win at 137 for five.
Then Jeffers had Simmons caught by Brian Hall and the innings collapsed with the last five wickets lost for just nine runs.