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Zeri Tomlinson hits T20 century as Warwick breeze past Devonshire Rec

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St David’s (Warwick won toss): Warwick Workmen’s beat Devonshire Rec by 97 runs

Zeri Tomlinson scored a stunning 102 as Warwick Workmen’s made light work of Devonshire Rec on Sunday.

The opening batter’s total came off just 65 balls and featured five fours and seven sixes as he bludgeoned the Rec bowlers to every boundary.

Tomlinson and Malachi Jones put on 78 for the first wicket after Warwick captain Staphen Dill had chosen to bat first and Tomlinson did not put on the brakes after the the loss of his partner for 31.

The next four Warwick batters scored only 13 runs between them, with Rec bowlers Chris Dailey and Dion Ball picking up a couple of wickets, but Tomlinson continued to fire, reaching his century in the final over as Warwick made 182 for five.

Rec’s run chase got off to a bad start when Derwin Adams was trapped lbw by Dill and only Ankoma Cannonier, who scored 40, and Dion Ball (19) offering resistance.

Young Warwick bowlers, siblings Jamie MacFarlane (three for 19) and Callum MacFarlane (two for ten), caught the eye with Dill adding the wicket of Freeman Lema as Rec limped to 85 for 9 in their 20 overs

North Field (Flatts Victoria won the toss): Flatts Victoria beat Southampton Rangers by 53 runs

Jan-Johan Nel’s completed a great weekend after his 62 helped to steer Flatts Victoria to victory over Southampton Rangers in the Athene T20 First Division on Sunday.

Nel, who had starred for the Eastern Counties all-star team the previous day, was supported by his fellow opener Dajon Carey with as Flatts made 158 for four after they chose to bat first.

Kijuan Franks picked up four wickets for Flatts Victoria (Photograph by Ras Mykkal)

Carey and Nel gave Flatts a perfect platform with an opening stand of 91 runs, with the Rangers bowling attack not posing much threat to the Flatts batting order as skipper Dalin Richardson, Najiyah Raynor and Jahir Smith all picked up a wicket apiece.

Rangers never got going in their run chase, with their highest scores coming from Jaloni Albuoy (24) and his opening partner Raynor (20). The two put up a 45-run partnership for the first wicket only for their team to fail to capitalise on their opening stand.

Kijuan Franks ripped apart the Rangers batting order to finish with four for 18 in his four overs, with Nekoda Bascome picking up two wickets for 18 runs.

Somerset Cricket Club (Somerset Bridge won toss): Cleveland beat Somerset Bridge by eight wickets

Cleveland County continued their quest for automatic promotion from the Athene T20 First Division with a comprehensive win over a hapless Somerset Bridge.

Opener Neil Thakur was bowled by a quicker delivery from Q’Shai Darrell between middle and leg stump, while Shawn Riley who faced the first ball after Bridge chose to bat, failed to commit to a run with youngster Khymai Richards at the non-striker’s end, allowing Tybrae Robinson to make a pinpoint throw which hit the stumps.

Rising star Samir Tavares pulled together a composed knock of 23 from 16 balls, although his was the only Bridge score at a strike rate of more than one run run per ball.

Jason Smith did manage two fours and one six, but his innings largely failed to deliver any substance or power as Bridge were restricted to a paltry 88 for seven.

Cleveland County, who prepare this week for the Eastern Counties final, faced a comfortable chase and made it look easy.

Treadwell Gibbons Jr led the charge with his power and occasional finesse, stroking 51 not out, from 23 balls, with three fours and five sixes. He was ably assisted by captain Mackih McGowan, who scored 17 not out from 21 balls, as his side reached their total in just 9.3 overs.

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Published August 29, 2023 at 7:25 am (Updated August 29, 2023 at 7:25 am)

Zeri Tomlinson hits T20 century as Warwick breeze past Devonshire Rec

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