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Cleveland hammered despite Douglas display

All-round display: Allan Douglas Jr

Lord’s (St David’s won toss): St David’s beat Cleveland by 178 runs

St David’s bounced back from their Twenty20 semi-final loss to Southampton Rangers last weekend, thrashing Cleveland County despite another good all-round performance from Allan Douglas Jr.

Fiqre Crockwell, leading the home team in the absence of captain OJ Pitcher, also led their batting with a crucial knock of 80, as St David’s posted 291 for nine in their 50 overs and then dismissed Cleveland for just 113 in 24.1 overs.

Crockwell shared in a third-wicket stand of 94 with Shea Pitcher between the nineteenth and 31st overs as Shea Pitcher, coming in for OJ Pitcher, struck 50 in his first knock of the season, hitting four fours and three sixes.

After his departure at 171 for three, Cleveland pegged St David’s back to 232 for eight before a ninth wicket stand of 53 before Kevin Hurdle and Ricky Foggo took St David’s close to the 300 mark.

Hurdle, batting at No 9, showed there is depth right down the St David’s order as he hit four sixes and a four in his knock of 41 not out. Opener Delyone Borden scored 29 and Rudell Pitcher 24, both falling to Douglas who claimed four for 47 off nine overs. Captain Dennis Musson claimed four for 48 off ten overs.

Douglas, who scored a whirlwind 72 from 30 balls against Bailey’s Bay in the T20 semi-finals last weekend, carried on with a defiant knock of 42 before he was last out with Cleveland well short of their target.

Douglas hit five sixes and two fours after coming in at No 7 with his team in trouble at 50 for five. Douglas quickly lost two batting partners (Damon Rabain and Musson) without any addition to the score and at 50 for seven, Cleveland were facing a heavy loss.

Douglas dominated a stand of 57 for the eighth wicket with Jacobi Butterfield who contributed three runs before he was run out and soon after the match was over. Steven Bremar, batting at No 3, was the only other Cleveland batsman to reach double figures with 16.

Delyone Borden claimed three for 56 from six overs to lead the St David’s bowling while Cejay Outerbridge claimed two for 12 off five and Hurdle two for four from seven deliveries late in the innings.

Hurdle bowled Eugene Ball and then had Douglas caught in the deep by Ricky Foggo for the last two wickets. Rudell Pitcher had a good spell, giving up just nine runs in his six overs, claiming one wicket.