TWISTERS WIN BY 28 RUNS IN LOW SCORING GAMEPOSTED: 05/7/15 11:39 AM
St. Maarten – A three wicket haul by Mervin Christopher combined with 23 runs the second highest score enabled his team to win by 28 runs when they went up against the Future Champs A team in the Prime/Pepsi T20 Tournament.
Batting first, the Twisters were 149 for 9 from the allotted overs. Anil Garib spearheaded the batting attack and was run out by Jonelle Giraud on 38 which came from facing 31 balls after batting for 48 minutes.
Geraud Swaby was stumped by Trey Prosper off the bowling from Iassie Ganriel on 20 and Chetram Ram was caught by Michael Lewis off the bowling from Akeem Sharplis on 19 and they were the principal scorers for the Twisters.
Chasing 150 to win, the Future Champs A team were only able to get to 121 for 8 before the overs ran out. Lewis, the opening batsman was run out on 33 after facing 35 balls. Gabriel became the first to go off the spell from Christopher on 29. Vimal Ragubhir was next to go on 03 and Minral Wadhwa was bowled on 31. Chatram Ram (1)and Gaston Williams (2) picked up the other three wickets.
In game two played over the weekend, the Spartans won by 63 runs when they went up against the Masters who are struggling to stay in contention. Kacey Carty was the star of the show for the eventual winners and was 97 not out.
Carty’s impressive spell was punctuated with 10 4’s and a 6 which came after batting for 92 minutes and facing 66 balls. The Spartans were off to a good start with the first wicket falling with the score on 62 when Moreland Le Blanc was bowled by Raymond Burton on 33.
With the score pushed to 100, Daimen Williams was out LBW, off the bowling by Clancy Claire on 16. After an additional 65 runs, Robinson Monlouis was caught and bowled by Danga Farrell on 15 and two runs after, Farrel l struck again with the wicket of Joel Brown, who was unable to get off the mark.
Chasing 175 to win and despite a blistering knock of 84 by Steven Evans, which came off 64 balls and batting for 77 minutes. The Masters were only able to muster 111 runs for the loss of 6 wickets when the overs ran out. No other batsmen as able to get to double digits. Leblanc finished with 2 for 18, Doram 1 for 9, David 1 for 10 and Johnson 1 for 0