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Upset on the cards as St George’s take on Bailey’s Bay

Allan Douglas Jr struck 102 off 67 balls and featured in a 211 third wicket partnership with Oronde Bascome (93) to help guide St George’s to a shock 58 run win over Premier Twenty20 champions Southampton Rangers. (File photograph by Lawrence Trott)

St George’s will be out to claim another major scalp when they travel to Sea Breeze Oval to face hosts Bailey’s Bay in the Twenty20 Premier Division tomorrow.

Wendell Smith’s team recorded the season’s biggest upset after handing champions Southampton Rangers a first loss of the campaign in their previous outing at Wellington Oval.

Allan Douglas Jr struck a century (102) and Oronde Bascome (93). They also added 211 for the third wicket to power St George’s to 219 for three, their highest total of the season.

Captain Onias Bascome and Treadwell Gibbons Jr claimed two wickets each to help restrict Rangers to 161 for 8 in their reply to complete the home side’s impressive 58 run win.

Rangers top the standings on run rate over second and third placed Bailey’s Bay and Somerset.

The leaders host Somerset at Southampton Oval tomorrow, with bottom team Willow Cuts facing St David’s at Somerset Cricket Club in the remaining top -flight match.

Holders Cuts and challengers Rangers will also be in action today in the final of the Western Counties at White Hill Field.

In the Twenty20 First Division, Warwick can draw level on points with idle leaders Western Stars who have a bye.

Warwick are away to Devonshire at Devonshire Recreation Club with third and fourth placed Cleveland and PHC locking horns at Somerset Cricket Club.

Fifth placed Flatts and bottom team Somerset Bridge will face off in the remaining First Division Twenty20 fixture at Sea Breeze Oval.

Holders Devonshire will also be in action against challengers Western Stars in today’s Central Counties final at Devonshire Recreation Club.

•Allan Douglas Jr and Reginald Baker have been named as the Bermuda Cricket Board’s Domestic Players of the Week.

St George’s all-rounder Douglas earned the award for an aggressive knock of 102 in his team’s upset over Premier Twenty20 champions Southampton Rangers.

Baker received the First Division award for his innings of 81 in a losing cause against leaders Western Stars.

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Published August 21, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated August 20, 2021 at 9:40 pm)

Upset on the cards as St George’s take on Bailey’s Bay

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