RCI St. Lucia
posted on May 29, 2014 05:38
The visiting Victoria College out of the United Kingdom ended their four-match tour of Saint Lucia with an exciting two-wicket win over Northern Grass Root Cluster at the Beausejour Cricket Ground yesterday.
Batting first, Northern Grass Root Cluster compiled 166 for 9 from their allotment of 40 overs with Kimani Herelle top-scoring with 43, while 12-year-old Lee Mago with 37,captain Dane Edward with 34, and female player Quiana Joseph who made 12, being the only other players to reach double figures. Extras contributed a healthy 31.
For Victoria College, David Bourne topped the bowling honours with 3 for 21 including a hat-trick at the top of the innings, while the rest of the wickets were shared by Ben Tait 3 for 43, Kai Herridge 2 for 34 and Matthew Donaldson 1 for 28.
In reply, the visitors were reduced to 58 for 5 in the 18th over but recovered through a sixth-wicket stand of 83 between James Dempsey, who cracked 49 from 43 balls with 3 sixes and 5 fours, and opener, David Bourne, who batted resolutely for 40 from 110 balls. A late stumble to 158 for 8 kept the Grass Root team in the hunt, but Thomas Terry with 15 not out carried the English lads through with two overs remaining.
Final Scores: Northern Grass Root Cluster 166 for 9 in 40 overs.
Victoria College 167 for 8 in 38 overs.