Sunday, April 21, 2024

Wildey defeat YMPC to reach quarters

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Mediocre batting by YMPC presented Wildey with easy entry into the quarter-finals of the Sagicor General Super Cup when the two arch-rivals clashed at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic ground yesterday.

After winning the toss, the visiting YMPC folded in 35.5 overs for a meagre 115 to which the hosts responded with 116 for three with nearly half the allotted overs available.

YMPC, given a breezy, 33-run start by openers Jeremy Brathwaite (21) and Calvin Watson (13) plummeted to the bowling of spinners Khary Pierre (3-23) and Marlon Hoyte (2-29) along with pacer Akeem Jordan (2-22) returning to local competition after his first season in English League cricket.

Wildey, contrastingly, got off to a shaky beginning before Kofie Hurdle and Marlon Barclay joined in an unbroken century stand for the third wicket to shepherd the home team to victory in 25.1 overs.

Hurdle, who got his half-century off 73 balls with six fours and a six, had the privilege of scoring the winning runs.

AT DAYRELLS ROAD: ICBL Empire took top honours in the Zone by the better net run rate when they scored a hard-fought win by two wickets over CounterPoint Wanderers.

AT CANE GARDEN: CGI Maple, who easily toppled lowly Guardian General Youth by seven wickets, edged out ESAF Pickwick who led the standings previous to yesterday’s final series, with a better net run rate.

AT CHURCH HILL: Rico Wiggins also produced a fine all-round display, scoring 75 not out and taking three wickets to see the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme easily defeat Akobah Garden/Caribbean Alliance Foundation by 99 runs.

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