Jaiden Manders shines with bat and ball for Western Stars
Devonshire Recreation Club (Cleveland won toss): Western beat Cleveland by nine wickets
Jaiden Manders underlined his potential with yet another sparkling all-round display to guide Western Stars to a convincing win over Cleveland in a low-scoring contest at Devonshire Recreation Club yesterday.
The all-rounder claimed three wickets and then smashed an unbeaten 32 during the chase to see Stars to victory in just 6.2 overs in a lopsided affair.
“I am glad for my all round performance,” Manders said. “I feel like I bowled well, took three wickets and got a not out, so it’s a great way to start off the T20 season.”
Manders was brought into the attack as third change and was equal to the task with the ball.
He opened his account when he bowled Clay Darrell (4) in his first over.
The off-spinner then claimed two wickets in the second and final over he sent down, trapping former Stars coach Curtis Jackson (13) leg before and had Mackih McGowan (1) caught at third man to leave Cleveland on the ropes at 37 for six.
Tybrae Robinson stroked a team high 18 from 15 balls with two fours and a six lower down the order before Cleveland were eventually dismissed in 15.4 overs after he was last man out, caught at long on off the bowling of Rohan Davis.
Jaiden Manders was the pick of the Stars bowling with three for nine, while Davis, Seth Campbell and PJ Thomas claimed two each.
Stars cruised to their target with minimum fuss in reply.
Jaiden Manders and Tre Manders added 43 for the first wicket to lay a solid foundation for the chase.
Mackih McGowan made the breakthrough when Tre Manders (18) was bowled attempting to steer a delivery down to third man.
However, Jaiden Manders and Dante Wellman (7) knocked off the remaining runs to see Stars home and dry without further loss. The former faced 25 balls in his unbeaten knock, which included six fours.
McGowan was Cleveland’s best bowler, claiming one for 22 with his off spin.
“We felt confident, had a specific plan and made it happen,” Tre Manders, Stars’ interim captain, said.
“We needed a good start in order to stay in the division, and the team is on a high right now.”
*M Young c Wellman b Hall 6
Q Darrell b Davis 1
K Whorms Jr b Campbell 2
C Jackson lbw Jaiden Manders 13
C Darrell b Jaiden Manders 4
K Singh c Springer b Thomas 7
M McGowan c Darrell b Jaiden Manders 1
T Robinson c Darrell b Davis 18
Q Simmons b Thomas 4
K Trott c Jamori Manders b Campbell 0
†Najee Mussson not out 0
Extras (lb 1, w 6) 7
Total (15.4 overs) 63
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-8, 3-13, 4-24, 5-31, 6-37, 7-39, 8-43, 9-48
Bowling: Campbell 4-0-14-2; Davis 3.4-0-17-2; Hall 2-0-3-1; Thomas 4-0-19-2; Manders 2-0-9-3
*T Manders b McGowan 18
Jaiden Manders not out 32
D Wellman not out 7
B Hall, R Davis, S Davis, S Darrell, S Campbell, †Jomari Manders did not bat
Extras (lb 2, nb 3, w 6) 11
Total (1 wkt, 6.2 overs) 68
Fall of wickets: 1-43
Bowling: McGowan 3-0-22-1; C Darrell 1-0-13-0; Young 1-0-10-0; Q Darrell 1-0-6-0; Trott 0.2-0-15-0
Umpires: A Knight and P Smith