RCI St. Lucia
posted on April 16, 2015 07:22
Market Road took on defending champions Challengers. Market Road won the toss and elected to bat first. Market Road once again struggled at the top of the order in their third consecutive match. Scoring only 23 runs in the opening 6 overs with the loss of 3 wickets. Wayne Prospere took 2 wickets back to back in the first over and at one point Market Road was at 12-3. A 58 runs partnership between Shervin George and Rajesh Frank brought some life into Market Roads innings with support from a 24 run partnership between Rajesh Frank and skipper Leroy Edward aided Market Road to a final to 94-5. Another 21 run partnership between Kermial Stanislaus and Marvern Alexander ensured that Market Road got to 124 before they were all out. Rajesh Frank and Shervin George were the top scorers for Market Road with 34 and 28 runs respectively. Wayne Prospere took 4-13.
In reply Market Road started well conceding only 2 runs in the first over. In the second over captain Keither Prospere was dropped on 4 runs. Market Road would eventually regret this unfortunate situation as the skipper went on to score 66 not out. Two quick wickets early on gave Market Road some hope but a 114 runs partnership between Wayne Prospere and Keither Prospere ensured a comfortable 8 wicket victory for Challengers. Wayne Prospere scored 46*. This was the first victory of the tournament for the defending champions.
Wayne Prospere was named man of the match.