RCI St. Lucia
posted on March 31, 2014 07:10
The fourth and final round of matches in the 10th International Seniors Cricket Festival ended here yesterday with victories by Saint Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago Seniors, and Warwickshire.
At the Gros Islet Playing Field where rain had reduced the match to 20-overs-per-side, Saint Lucia blasted Trinidad & Tobago Masters’ attack to a daunting total that proved well beyond their grasp. Leading the charge was, Man-of-the-Match, Hermangild Francis, who thumped a belligerent 58, while free-flowing batting from Sheldon Thorpe (42), Deldridge Flavius (29), and David Percival (17) helped the home team reach 191 for the loss of five wickets.
The Trinidadians made a spirited reply but fell away towards the latter part of the innings to end on 131 for 8.
Final Scores: Saint Lucia 191 for 5 in 20 overs – Trinidad & Tobago Masters 131 for 8 in 20 overs.
Across at the Beausejour Cricket Ground in a close and exciting encounter Trinidad & Tobago Seniors overcame Worcestershire to win by one wicket with two balls to spare.
Worcestershire made 164 for 8 from their 35 overs mainly through the combined efforts of David Mitchell (38), John Pigott (27), Gayndial Ramnath (23), and Glyn Thomas (20 not out). Reynold Sewdass finished with 3 for 18, while Errol Grant took 2 for 26.
T&T Seniors top order of Noel Robinson (20), Reynold Sewdass (23), and Kenneth Johnitty (42) laid the foundation for what seemed an easy victory but a dramatic collapse brought the match into the final over before No.5 batsman, Errol Grant, who was unbeaten on 32, scampered the winning run off a misfield.
Final Scores: Worcestershire 164 for 8 in 35 overs. Trinidad & Tobago Seniors 165 for 9 in 34.4 overs.
At the Mindoo Phillip Park where rain also interrupted play, Warwickshire got the better of Ontario by 39 runs.
Batting first Warwickshire reach 187 for 7 from 35 overs with Timothy Moult top-scoring with 74, while Grahame Wild made 49. For Ontario, Curtis Richards, Checkley Thomas and Krisna Ramnarace captured two wickets each.
When the Canadians replied they were dismissed for 148 with Farook Kermani top-scoring with a fluent, unbeaten 73. Duncan Gardner and David Murphy ended up with 3 for 28 and 2 for 21 respectively.
Final Scores: Warwickshire 187 for 7 in 35 overs. Ontario 148 all out.
Meanwhile the Festival comes to an end tomorrow, Tuesday with a match at the Beausejour Cricket Ground where the best players of the United Kingdom and Ontario will come up against the best players of the rest.