Sunday, April 21, 2024

Leaky covers stall LIME


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LIME’s chances of remaining in the Barbados Cricket Association’s LIME Elite championship for the 2015 season were further severely hampered yesterday.

Only 48.1 overs, were delivered on the first day of the rescheduled second and final series of matches, against CounterPoint Wanderers, who are also in the relegation zone.

LIME, who are staring demotion in the face for the second time in four years, were gain frustrated by faulty covers.

The start of play was delayed by half hour due to seepage at the southern end. Sent into bat, Wanderers limped to 110 for five when rain drove the players off the field at 3: 47 p.m.

But when the covers were removed, there were some damp areas of concern and even though LIME, led by their captain Randy Thomas, tried to dry the affected areas at the request of the umpires, there was no further play.

Play was eventually called off at 5:25 p.m due to a combination of the wetness and fading light with Renaldo Arthur and captain Diego Stuart unbeaten on 30 and ten, respectively.  

Only 15.1 overs were possible after tea for 27 runs and the loss of Sean Armstrong, who was well caught one-handed to his left by Ashley Nurse at slip off Daley Hurley.

Earlier, Nurse bowled Jonathan Drakes with his first delivery as he swung across a flighted one. After striking two fours over the in-field, Raymon Reifer was trapped in front, essaying a sweep to a low full toss from Nurse, who has two for 40.

Pacers Javon Searles and Ryan Nurse bowled nine overs each on the trot and removed the openers Shayne Moseley and Craig Holder cheaply.

LIME began the day on 54 points in ninth position and must win to enhance their chances of staying in the top league.


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