Bay brush aside Cleveland to get new campaign off to perfect start
Sea Breeze Oval (Bailey’s Bay won toss): Bailey’s Bay beat Cleveland by 48 runs
Kyle Hodsoll bowled Bailey’s Bay to victory as the hosts got their Athene T20 League Premier Division campaign off to the perfect start at Sea Breeze Oval yesterday.
The experienced seamer was virtually unplayable on the way to an impressive four wicket haul.
Hodsoll made the breakthrough in the first over of the innings when he trapped Curtis Jackson leg before and bowled Clay Darrell for a golden duck with successive deliveries as Cleveland got their chase off to a poor start.
Mackih McGowan survived the hat-trick delivery but became Hodsoll’s third victim after being held at first slip.Hodsoll was brought back for a second spell in the penultimate over of the innings and bowled last man Quinn Simmons swiping across the line to finish with four for 18 from 3.2 overs.
Sharye Tavares also impressed with the ball as he claimed two wickets for eleven off four overs, including two maidens.
Keith Whorms Jr (26) and Domain Rabain (17) were the only Cleveland batters in double figures.
Earlier, Micheal Agard led a late fightback to steer Bay to a total that ultimately proved beyond Cleveland’s reach.
The Barbadian all-rounder struck an unbeaten 45 from 25 balls with three sixes and as many boundaries as Bay recovered after being reduced to 58 for five in the twelfth over after electing to bat.
Agard added a vital 23 runs with Hodsoll (five), 18 with Shaquille Outerbridge (15) and another 17 with Jordan Burgess (three) as Bay’s tail wagged before the overs expired.
Opener Coolridge Durham chipped in with 24 and captain Terryn Fray fourteen at the top of the order.
Fourth change Dennis Musson was the pick of the Cleveland bowling with three for 32 while fellow seamer McGowan claimed two for 16 with the new ball.
Gus Logie, the Bay coach, was delighted to see his team get their T20 campaign off on the front foot.
“We are very pleased about the result,” he said.
“But for us it’s always about the processes; did we really and truly meet our targets that we set out to meet?
“Today was one of those days but to come out with a win is always something you can take forward to the next game and confidence will be built.”
S Tavares c McGowan b Whorms 1
C Durham c McGowan b Young 24
*T Fray b McGowan 14
S Outerbridge c Simmons b McGowan 5
†J Richardson c Simmons b Musson 9
C Colby b Darrell 1
M Agard not out 45
S Outerbridge c Jackson b Musson 15
K Hodsoll b Musson 5
J Burgess run out Darrell 3
D Thomas not out 0
Extras (w 4, nb 2) 6
Total (9 wkts; 20 overs) 128
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-39, 3-47, 4-54, 5-58, 6-60, 7-78, 8-101, 9-118
Bowling: McGowan 3-0-16-2; Whorms 3-1-16-1; Singh 2-0-13-0; Young 4-1-26-1; Darrell 4-0-25-1; Musson 4-0-32-3
C Jackson lbw Hodsoll 0
D Robain c †Richardson b Thomas 17
C Darrell b Hodsoll 0
M McGowan c Fray b Hodsoll 8
R O'Brien run out Agard 2
K Singh b Tavares 1
K Whorms Jr run out Tavares 26
*M Young st †Richardson b Tavares 6
D Musson c Fray b Burgess 1
†B Daniels not out 8
Q Simmons b Hodsoll 1
Extras (lb 1, b 1, w 8) 10
Total (18.2 overs) 80
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-12, 4-21, 5-26, 6-50, 7-67, 8-70, 9-72
Bowling: Hodsoll 3.2-0-18-4; Burgess 4-0-17-1; Tavares 4-2-11-2; Thomas 4-0-14-1; Agard 3-0-18-0.
Umpires: R Dill and M McCormack
Match referee: J McKirdy
P W L T NR Pts NRR
Western Stars 2 2 0 0 0 20 6.46
St George’s 1 1 0 0 0 10 4.48
Bailey’s Bay 1 1 0 0 0 10 2.40
Warwick 2 1 1 0 0 10 0.48
Southampton 2 1 1 0 0 10 -1.91
Somerset 2 0 2 0 0 0 -3.70
Cleveland 2 0 2 0 0 0 -3.86