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Douglas goes big in reduced match

Allan Douglas smashes another boundary against Rangers on Sunday (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Allan Douglas Jr blasted a 28-ball 63 with six fours and four sixes as St David’s beat Flatts by 57 runs in a match at Lord’s reduced to 11 overs a side on Saturday.

Douglas, batting at No 3, came to the crease in the second over after the early departure of Ankoma Cannonier. Lionel Cann, the other opener, was dismissed three balls later before Douglas and Macai Simmons took over, sharing in an unbroken third-wicket stand of 105 in just 37 minutes. They hit 15 boundaries between them as St David’s finished on 124 for two.

Douglas was unbeaten while Simmons scored 40 from 25 balls, hitting three fours and two sixes.

Flatts replied with 67 for six in their 11 overs, with captain Cofield Robinson scoring 26. He hit two fours and two sixes, facing 17 balls.

Southampton Rangers, one of the main title contenders, also won their match on Saturday, beating St George’s by 39 runs at Lord’s. Rangers scored 161 for six in their allotted 20 overs and then restricted St George’s to 122 for four.

Ricardo Brangman was high man for Rangers with 59 from 52 balls while captain Dion Stovell scored 40 from 30 balls at the top of the top of the innings, hitting two fours and two sixes. Herbie Bascome claimed two wickets in the first over, catches off his own bowling to remove Malachi Jones with his fourth ball and Najiyah Raynor two balls later with another return catch to leave Rangers two down with three runs on the board.

A stand of 79 for the third wicket between Stovell and Brangman helped to rebuild the Rangers innings before Jaloni Albuoy added 28 in the middle order. Bascome finished with two for 18 from his four overs, while Isaiah Greaves took two for 25 and captain Onias Bascome two for 41.

St George’s replied with 122 for four, Onias Bascome leading the way with a well-struck 70 from 49 balls. He hit five fours and five sixes. Brother Okera scored 33 at the top of the order, including three boundaries.

Lamont Brangman claimed two for seven for Rangers.