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Jekon Edness falls for 99 as Western Stars lose to Bailey’s Bay

One run short: Jekon Edness walks off the field after being run out for 99 (Photograph by Mehluli Sibanda)

Sea Breeze Oval (Bailey’s Bay won toss): Bailey’s Bay beat Western Stars by 67 runs

Jekon Edness fell just one run short of a century as Western Stars failed to stop Bailey’s Bay from picking up their second win in the Premier Division 50 overs.

The 40-year-old’s patient knock looked certain to culminate in a well-deserved century, but the former Somerset Cup Match captain was run out in the penultimate over of the match.

With the 313 runs required to win the match already out of reach, Edness pushed for a second run off Macquille Walker’s penultimate delivery in an effort to reach his century, but a throw from the deep by Lazai Outerbridge resulted in the bails being whipped off with the Stars player-coach short of his ground.

While disheartened not to reach his century, Edness, whose knock contained eight fours and three sixes, was quick to point out that his days of playing for personal milestones were over.

“In hindsight it is a little disappointing to miss out on a hundred,’’ Edness said.

“Scoring runs down at Bailey’s Bay is always difficult because the crowd and the players can get on top of you. A hundred would have meant a little something, but then I don't play cricket for the accolades any more.

“I’m just here to support my team. I scored more than they’re used to see me scoring, I’m not worried about the individual milestones.

“Chasing 300, you always need to hang in as long as you can to give yourself a chance. At one point, Tre [Manders] and I were going along nicely to keep things going, but unfortunately we came up short.

“We probably gave up 50 runs too much in the field because we didn’t stick to our lines and length, and we let them get away a little too much.

“At the end of the day, we batted 50 overs for the first time this season, so we’ll take that and move on to the next game.”

Delray Rawlins and Michael Agard played a huge part in Bay’s win. The Bermuda captain top scored with 86, off 91 deliveries, and took one wicket, while Agard’s contribution was a rapid 37-ball 82 as well as two wickets.

Rawlins believes that Bay have turned things around following a disastrous start to the season.

“It’s nice to get a win after our struggles this year,’’ Rawlins said.

“We have some of our senior players back and some of the guys back from school, so it’s nice to get back to winning ways and hopefully we can continue.

“It was nice to put my head down and contribute. Obviously I couldn't get over the line in terms of that hundred, but that’s how cricket goes.

“My bowling has been a bit out of rhythm but it felt all right in this match. It was great to get that wicket and help the team to be successful.”

Commenting on the partnership between Edness and Manders, Rawlins pointed out that the stand did not worry his side too much.

“I think he [Edness] played well, took his chances well and to fall one run short must be disappointing for him,’’ he said.

“He made it hard for us to get him out, but his partnership with Tre didn't really bother us that much.

“They weren’t scoring fast and the required rate was going up. We just knew if we got one wicket, then we were in the game and when we got one, we got three quickly.”


Bailey’s Bay

S Tavares lbw b Campbell 6

C Durham b Smith 15

†J Richardson c Furbert b Jaiden Manders 9

D Rawlins c T Manders b Wellman 86

A Furbert lbw b Hurdle 28

R Trott c Furbert b Campbell 36

M Agard b Campbell 82

*K Hodsoll run out 15

J Burgess not out 2

Z Hart st Furbert b T Manders 3

Extras (b 5, nb 4, w 21) 30

Total (9 wkts; 50 overs) 312

M Walker did not bat

Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-24, 3-51, 4-133, 5-202, 6-208, 7-267, 8-307, 9-312.

Bowling: Campbell 10-1-57-3; Smith 10-0-51-1; Hurdle 10-1-33-1; Jaiden Manders 10-0-76-1; Thomas 6-0-52-0; Wellman 3-0-33-1; T Manders 1-0-5-1.

Western Stars

T Wilson b Agard 12

Jaiden Manders b Hodsoll 5

*T Manders b Tavares 65

D Wellman c Rawlins b Agard 7

J Edness run out 99

Jamori Manders b Tavares 2

†K Furbert b Rawlins 24

K Hurdle run out 1

N Smith not out 0

S Campbell not out 0

Extras (lb 7, nb 1, w 22) 30

Total (8 wkts; 50 overs) 245

D Gilbert and P Thomas did not bat

Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-23, 3-33, 4-157, 5-174, 6-222, 7-233, 8-245.

Bowling: Walker 6-0-38-0; Agard 9-1-31-2; Hodsoll 9-0-50-1; Rawlins 10-0-32-1; Burgess 5-0-29-0; Tavares 6-0-33-2; Trott 5-0-25-0

Umpires: D Smith and A Knight.

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Published June 23, 2024 at 9:08 pm (Updated June 24, 2024 at 8:18 am)

Jekon Edness falls for 99 as Western Stars lose to Bailey’s Bay

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